Darius Garland made his home court debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers after missing five games with an ugly eye injury. He didn’t disappoint the Cleveland fans as he went on to score 29 points in the Cavaliers 114-113 overtime victory Wednesday night over the Boston Celtics.
With the win, the Cavaliers move to 6-1 on the season – the organization’s second best record through seven games (1976-77 – 7-0).
During the Cavaliers win over the defending Eastern Conference Champion Boston Celtics, Donovan Mitchell scored 25 points – including an electric fourth quarter with 10 straight points.
With 1:04 left in the contest, Jayson Tatum pulled the Celtics within a point with a basket. Jaylen Brown missed an 18-footer to win it at the buzzer.
Brown went for 30 followed by Tatums 26 for Boston.
The Cavaliers did have a chance to win it in regulation, but Mitchell’s shot attempt was blocked by Tatum.
In addition to Garland’s 29 points, he finished with 12 assists.
Caris Lavert and Evan Mobley went for 15 points each. Cleveland’s big man Jarrett Allen posted 15 points for Cleveland.
The Cavaliers’ bench stepped up with 16 points, led by Kevin Love’s eight points.