Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Ricky Rubio had quite the night, scoring 37 points on 8-9 shooting from downtown, to go along with 10 assists. The Cavs defeated the Knicks 126-109 at Madison Square Garden Sunday.

That earned him praise from around the league, but none higher than from teammate Darius Garland, as noted by Ballislife.

Garland couldn't help himself but give Ricky Rubio the shoutout during his on-court interview, calling him “the GOAT.”

Rubio came off the bench to play 31 minutes. Starting point guard Collin Sexton only played 13 minutes because of how effective Rubio was playing.

The Cavs trailed 57-56 coming out of halftime. Then Rubio went nuts, hitting four 3's in a matter of a couple minutes to help build a lead.

For the game, he shot 13-19 making all but one of his 3's and hit all of his free throws.

The irony is that for the vast majority of Rubio's career, his shooting has been the worst part of his game. Rubio was drafted 5th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Since entering the league, he has always shown flashes of brilliance and play-making. He has consistently been among the league leaders in assists per game. However, his shooting has been what has kept him from breaking out as a true star in this league.

For his career, Rubio has shot 39%. From downtown, he is only a 33% shooter. I guess every dog has its day.

The Cavs are one of the great early stories in the NBA. They improved to 7-4 and 5-3 on the road. For a team that was supposed to be rebuilding, they certainly are turning some heads.