Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Credit David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Darius Garland scored a game-high 25 points to help the Cleveland Cavaliers (42-33) hold off the visiting Orlando Magic (20-56) 107-101 Monday night.

Player of the Game
Darius  Garland
EFF
30
Darius Garland
Points 25
Accuracy 7-17
Rebounds 3
Assists 12

Garland fueled a late 12-0 run and dished out a game-high 12 assists. Kevin Love added 19 points and seven rebounds off the Cleveland bench.

Wendell Carter Jr. had 15 points, a game-high 12 rebounds and six assists for Orlando (20-56).

Cole Anthony, Mo Bamba and Markelle Fultz each had 11 points for the Magic, who have lost three in a row and six of their last eight games.

The Cavaliers (42-33) snapped a three-game losing streak. However, in a span of about eight minutes over the second and third quarters, Cleveland lost two valuable 7-footers.

Already thin up front with All-Star center Jarrett Allen out due to a fractured finger, the Cavs lost Lauri Markkanen, who bumped knees with Carter and left the court with 8:59 remaining in the third quarter.

Evan Mobley crumbled to the floor with 5:11 remaining in the second quarter after a drive to the basket by Orlando's Franz Wagner. Mobley turned his left ankle and was sidelined for the remainder of the game.

Luckily for the Cavs, Markkanen returned with about nine minutes left in the game and scored 10 points down the stretch, including two key 3-pointers.

The Magic outscored Cleveland 27-21 in the third quarter to pull within 81-80 entering the final quarter. Carter had 15 points after three quarters.

Love had all his points for the Cavs through three quarters.

Mobley's absence fueled a 20-4 run by the Magic, who pulled to within two at 51-49 with 2:03 left in the first half.

Cleveland recovered and used Garland's 15 points and six assists to assume a 60-53 lead at halftime.

Carter had eight points in the first half for Orlando.

Mobley's 10-footer capped an 18-0 run, which opened a 45-25 lead with 8:11 left in the first half.

Garland's eight points helped the Cavs take a 27-22 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Fultz, Bamba and R.J. Hampton each had six points for Orlando in the opening quarter.

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Cleveland Cavaliers
Orlando Magic
45%
37/83
Field goals
48%
42/87
47
Rebounds
53
26
Assists
31
11
Steals
6
32%
13/41
3-pointers
27%
10/37
13
Fouls
24

Best players

Darius  Garland
25 PTS
7/17 FG
6/6 FT
Wendell  Carter
15 PTS
7/14 FG
1/6 FT
Dylan  Windler
9 REB
9 DREB
0 OREB
Wendell  Carter
12 REB
11 DREB
1 OREB
Darius  Garland
12 As
3 TO
40 MIN
Orlando Magic
Few players
6 As
Darius  Garland
30 EFF
29% 2P%
50% 3P%
Wendell  Carter
18 EFF
70% 2P%
0% 3P%