CLEVELAND – – Darius Garland tied his season high with 21 points and rookie power forward Evan Mobley had 16 points and seven rebounds, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 98-78 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. Jeremi Grant scored 16 points, Josh Jackson added 11 off the bench, and Killian Hayes had five points, five assists and six steals. “It’s growing pains, but we’ve got to slow down and learn the game.”
Isaac Okoro had nine points and nine rebounds for Cleveland, which scored 27 points off turnovers. “We have to do a better job taking care of the basketball.”
Pistons G Killian Hayes is struggling in his first full season starting at the point, shooting 30.6% from the field while averaging 6.0 points and 2.9 assists.