Darius Garland Injury: Status and Impact for Cavaliers vs Hawks

Jason Schandl
Darius Garland injury update and status for Cavaliers vs Hawks NBA game on Saturday.
Darius Garland injury update and status for Cavaliers vs Hawks NBA game on Saturday. / Jason Miller/GettyImages

The Cleveland Cavaliers will look to earn their first win of the 2021-22 NBA season as they host the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.

Darius Garland was ruled out with an ankle injury for the Cavs' loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, which left his status up in the air on Saturday.

Is Darius Garland Playing Tonight?

Darius Garland has been ruled out for the Cleveland Cavaliers' matchup with the Atlanta Hawks.

Garland started and played 31.9 minutes in the Cavs' season opener on Friday. He was the focal point of their offense, leading the team in both field goal attempts (15) and assists (12), recording a 23.0% usage rate.

With Garland out on Friday, Ricky Rubio moved into the starting lineup, playing 28.1 minutes, notching 10 assists and 12 field goal attempts.

Collin Sexton's offense role also exploded, recording 21 field goal attempts and seeing his usage rate jump to 32.9%

FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds have the Cavaliers as 8.5-point underdogs at home on Saturday.

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