Nuggets Sauce Cavs In Denver

Cleveland Cavaliers v Denver Nuggets

DENVER, COLORADO - JANUARY 06: Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets goes to the basket against Isaac Okoro #35 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second quarter at Ball Arena on January 06, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.Photo: (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The Cavs found themselves up against a giant in Denver tonight. Nuggets superstar Nikola Jokic filled the stat sheet as usual recording a triple-double 28/15/10 in route to a 121-108 win. The Cavs were without Donovan Mitchell (rest), but did see the return of Darius Garland who had missed the previous three game with thumb injury.

Garland finished with 21 points and 8 assists while Caris LeVert led the Cavaliers in scoring with 22. With the loss, the Cavs fall to 25-15 overall on the season with a road record of 7-11. Meanwhile Denver wins it's tenth straight at home improving to 26-13 overall, and remain on top of the Western Conference standings.

The Cavs continue this five game road trip with a visit to Phoenix on Sunday for a matchup with Chris Paul and the Suns.

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