1 stud and 1 dud from last night’s win over Thunder

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Darius Garland, Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The Cleveland Cavaliers seem to have found their groove again this season. They closed out their six-game West Coast road trip last night with a resounding win in Oklahoma City. Down as many as 18 at times in the third quarter, the Cavaliers ended the road trip in style.

Darius Garland had a career-high in assists with 18, and was also the leading scorer for the Cavaliers with 27 points. Rookie of the Year candidate Evan Mobley was held to four points in the first half, but stepped up in a big way in the second half, finishing with 20 points, 16 of them in the second half. It was a solid win for the Cavs as they now head back home, to prepare for the Brooklyn Nets on Monday.

Darius Garland led the way for the Cavs in a comeback victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder last night to close out the road trip.

Garland’s 18 assists proved that he is the clear leader of this young team, and knows when to put the team on his back, and take over a game. The dynamic duo of him and Mobley are looking like a new version of “lob city.” Isaac Okoro was also huge in the fourth quarter, holding Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to only 7-19 shooting, while also turning the ball over three times.

Overall it was a total team effort to close out the long road trip. During the west coast trip, the Cavs played 6 games in six different cities, all in nine days. However, the Cavs need to keep this momentum going and come out prepared for a huge game Monday night versus Kyrie Irving and the Nets.

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