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Knicks spoil James' homecoming, 95-90


By TOM WITHERS
Posted Oct 31 2014 1:31AM

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James shot miserably. His passes were errant. He didn't look good doing much other than tossing powder in the air.

His homecoming was horrendous.

"I didn't press," James said, dismissing nerves as a factor. "I didn't do much."

James struggled from the start in his first game with Cleveland in four years, and the New York Knicks ruined the megastar's emotional return home with a 95-90 victory over the Cavaliers on Thursday night.

James, who returned to the Cavs and his native Ohio this summer after winning two NBA titles in Miami, finished with 17 points on 5-of-15 shooting. He also committed eight turnovers and never looked comfortable on a night when the entire city - and a star-studded crowd - celebrated his comeback.

"It was a special night," he said. "I'm glad it was great, but I'm also glad it's over."

Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points and buried a baseline jump shot with James in his face with 25 seconds left to give the Knicks a 92-87 lead.

Kyrie Irving scored 22 and Kevin Love added 19 points and 14 rebounds for the Cavs, who have some work to before they can start thinking about winning any titles.

Iman Shumpert and Jason Smith had 12 points apiece for the Knicks, who were embarrassed at home on Wednesday by Chicago but then returned the favor on a monumental night for Cleveland.

"It was pretty incredible," New York forward Amare Stoudemire said, describing the atmosphere. "I haven't seen anything like that before. The city was on fire. It was great to kind of spoil the excitement - great for us."

James was greeted with a thunderous ovation before the game by more than 20,000 fans, who had been counting down the days until the opener since he announced he was coming back home in a touching essay on July 11. There were thousands more packing the streets outside Quicken Loans Arena as an entire region came together to welcome him.

This was more than a game for Cleveland. It was a homecoming, an event and a city-wide block party rolled into one.

The Knicks wrecked it, giving rookie coach Derek Fisher his first win.

"You've got to give them credit," Irving said. "They made tough shots."

New York, booed at times by the Madison Square Garden crowd a night earlier, built a seven-point lead in the third quarter and was up 86-77 on Anthony's bucket with 3:07 remaining.

With James unable to find his shot, Irving kept Cleveland close and his jumper brought the Cavs within 88-85 with 1:43 left. But J.R. Smith hit a jump shot, and after James made a driving layup, Anthony knocked down his baseline jumper with his good friend guarding him to put away the Cavs.

James started poorly, shooting just 1 of 9 from the field in the first half. He also had a miscommunication with Irving, who broke to the basket just as James was firing him a pass and the ball flew into the first row of seats next to film director and super Knicks fan Spike Lee.

"I was throwing passes where I thought some of my teammates were," said James, who sat out Cleveland's final preseason game and welcomed a new baby girl last week. "Those things will come."

Cleveland's best moments came before the game.

Afraid to miss a single moment, the sold-out crowd, which included pop star Justin Bieber, Browns players Johnny Manziel and Joe Haden, and R&B artist Usher, stood as soon as James emerged from the tunnel.

As tip-off approached, a new Nike commercial in which James huddles his teammates together and the entire city joins them, was shown on the Q's gargantuan new scoreboard. The crowd reacted throughout the poignant piece and James watched along with crowd from the bench, nodding his head in appreciation when it ended.

He's home, but he didn't come back just to reunite with friends and family. James wants to win a title for this title-starved town, which hasn't celebrated a pro sports championship since 1964.

The journey has started. It won't be easy.

"It was one game," James said, "and we've got to learn from it."

TIP-INS

Knicks: New York's bench outscored Cleveland's 41-12. ... C Andrea Bargnani remains sidelined with a strained right hamstring. New York was also without starting PG Jose Calderon, who has a strained right calf and is expected to be out at least two weeks. Calderon underwent an MRI in New York.

Cavaliers: The Cavs are nearing agreements on contract extensions for centers Anderson Varejao and Tristan Thompson. Both are in the final seasons of their deals, and the club could have both locked up in coming days. Friday at midnight is the deadline for the team to finalize a deal for Thompson.

MELLOW MELO

The Cavaliers have some obvious issues to address, but Anthony is confident James and Co. will be get things fixed.

"Everybody expects it to automatically work," Anthony said. "It's going to take some time. It took time in Miami for him. He'll figure it out. They'll figure it out. I don't see anything that they won't figure out. "

UP NEXT

Knicks: Hosts Charlotte on Sunday.

Cavaliers: Visits Chicago on Friday.


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NYK
CLE
     
    • 53.6%

    • 45.7%

    • 50.0%

    • 37.5%

    • 83.3%

    • 85.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NYK CLE
Total Rebounds 35 33
Offensive Rebounds 9 11
Turnovers 15 19
Fast Break Pts: 10 10
Biggest Lead: 9 11
Points in the Paint: 22 34
NYK CLE
p Anthony   25 Irving   22
rb Acy   10 Love   14
a Smith   7 Irving   7
s Larkin   5 Irving   2
b Acy   1 2 players   1
 
  • 10/30 - NYK 95 @ CLE 90
  • 12/04 - CLE 90 @ NYK 87
  • 02/22 - CLE 101 @ NYK 83
New York Knicks (1-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Anthony F 34:20 9-17 2-4 5-7 +9 0 2 2 6 5 0 2 0 0 25
Q. Acy F 22:27 4-7 0-0 0-0 +2 6 4 10 2 6 0 2 1 0 8
S. Dalembert C 05:34 0-1 0-0 0-0 -2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Larkin G 28:13 4-6 1-1 0-0 -5 1 1 2 5 0 5 3 0 1 9
I. Shumpert G 29:17 4-7 0-1 4-5 -2 0 3 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 12
A. Stoudemire   24:23 3-8 0-0 2-2 -6 0 4 4 2 3 0 1 0 0 8
J. Smith   18:52 5-6 0-0 2-2 +2 0 2 2 0 4 0 1 0 0 12
P. Prigioni   19:47 2-4 2-3 0-0 +10 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 6
J.R. Smith   25:08 5-10 1-3 0-0 +6 0 1 1 7 2 2 2 0 1 11
T. Wear   13:05 0-1 0-0 2-2 +1 0 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 2
T. Hardaway Jr.   04:45 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Aldrich   14:09 1-2 0-0 0-0 +10 2 4 6 1 4 1 1 0 0 2
C. Early DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-69 6-12 15-18   9 26 35 30 26 9 15 1 2 95
  53.6% 50.0% 83.3%   team rebs: 4 total to: 18
Cleveland Cavaliers (0-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 43:14 5-15 1-5 6-7 -13 0 5 5 4 3 0 8 0 0 17
K. Love F 38:02 6-14 3-6 4-4 -4 3 11 14 4 1 0 2 0 1 19
A. Varejao C 27:17 4-5 0-0 2-2 -8 3 1 4 1 0 1 2 1 0 10
D. Waiters G 37:35 4-9 2-5 0-0 -2 1 0 1 2 3 1 3 0 0 10
K. Irving G 43:12 8-15 1-6 5-7 -6 2 3 5 7 2 2 4 1 0 22
T. Thompson   19:42 3-7 0-0 0-0 -1 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 6
M. Dellavedova   17:59 2-3 2-2 0-0 +6 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 6
S. Marion   10:04 0-2 0-0 0-0 -1 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
M. Miller   02:55 0-0 0-0 0-0 +4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Haywood DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Kirk DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 32-70 9-24 17-20   11 22 33 22 15 5 19 2 1 90
  45.7% 37.5% 85.0%   team rebs: 4 total to: 19

inactive

  • Knicks: Bargnani, Calderon
  • Cavaliers: Amundson, Price

technical fouls

  • Knicks: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 9
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #49 Tom Washington, #16 David Guthrie, #74 Curtis Blair
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:29
New York Knicks (15-60) Cleveland Cavaliers (48-28)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Varejao vs Dalembert (Love gains possession)
  11:47
[CLE 2-0]
Love Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Larkin (1 AST)  11:31
[NYK 2-2]
 
  11:20 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:19 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:16 Waiters Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Larkin (2 AST)  10:53
[NYK 4-2]
 
  10:34 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:33  
Anthony Step Back Jump shot: Missed  10:21  
  10:20 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:03 Waiters Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Larkin (1 ST) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:58
[NYK 6-2]
 
  09:40 Love Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Acy (1 BLK) 
Acy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:36  
Shumpert Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:17  
  08:57
[CLE 5-6]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Dalembert Jump Shot: Missed  08:41  
  08:40 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:31
[CLE 8-6]
Waiters 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Larkin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST)  08:05  
  08:00
[CLE 10-6]
Irving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Waiters (1 AST) 
Shumpert Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Acy (1 AST)  07:40
[NYK 8-10]
 
Acy Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:31  
Dalembert Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  07:31  
  07:18
[CLE 12-8]
Varejao Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  06:51  
  06:50 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:40 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Larkin (2 ST) 
Larkin Jump Shot: Missed  06:35  
  06:33 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:30
[CLE 14-8]
James Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Anthony Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  06:30  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:30  
  06:30 James Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Acy Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:29  
Acy Jump Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:04 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:47 Love Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
  05:45 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  05:44
[CLE 16-8]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  05:31  
Acy Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:30  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  05:23  
  05:22 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  05:15 James Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Larkin (3 ST) 
Larkin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:09
[NYK 10-16]
 
  04:45 James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:44  
Acy Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST)  04:37
[NYK 12-16]
 
  04:21
[CLE 19-12]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  03:53  
  03:52 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  03:45
[CLE 21-12]
Waiters Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST) 
Shumpert Slam Dunk Shot: Missed  03:24  
Larkin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:20  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  03:10  
Acy Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:09  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:04 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:00 James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Larkin (4 ST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  02:49  
  02:48 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
Shumpert Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:43  
  02:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:43 Varejao Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  02:43 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Acy Substitution replaced by Smith  02:43  
Larkin Substitution replaced by Prigioni  02:43  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith  02:43  
  02:31 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:30  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  02:14
[NYK 14-21]
 
  01:57 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:56 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:51 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:51  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  01:40
[NYK 16-21]
 
Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:30  
  01:30 James Substitution replaced by Marion 
Anthony Substitution replaced by Wear  01:30  
  01:25 Marion Layup Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:24  
Smith Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  01:17  
  01:05 Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:05 Team Rebound 
Smith Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:05  
  01:05
[CLE 22-16]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  01:05 Waiters Substitution replaced by Irving 
Smith Substitution replaced by Dalembert  01:05  
  01:05
[CLE 23-16]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:49.0  
Smith Substitution replaced by Hardaway Jr.  00:49.0  
  00:41.9 Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:41.9
[NYK 17-23]
 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:41.9
[NYK 18-23]
 
  00:30.9
[CLE 25-18]
Love Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed  00:12.9  
  00:10.9 Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:02.9 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:01.9  
End of 1st Quarter
New York Knicks (15-60) Cleveland Cavaliers (48-28)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  11:38  
  11:36 Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:23
[CLE 27-18]
Varejao Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST) 
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hardaway Jr. (1 AST)  11:05
[NYK 20-27]
 
  10:44
[CLE 29-20]
Irving Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST) 
Prigioni Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Marion (1 ST)  10:31  
  10:24
[CLE 31-20]
Thompson Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Marion (1 AST) 
Stoudemire Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  10:15  
Stoudemire Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:15  
  10:15 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by James 
  09:55 Marion Jump Shot: Missed 
Aldrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:54  
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:37 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:18 James Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Wear Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:16  
  09:13 Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Wear Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:13
[NYK 21-31]
 
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Acy  09:13  
Wear Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:13
[NYK 22-31]
 
Acy Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:52  
  08:52  
Wear Substitution replaced by Anthony  08:52  
  08:52
[CLE 32-22]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  08:52
[CLE 33-22]
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  08:36 Marion Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:36
[NYK 23-33]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:36  
Aldrich Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:34  
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Acy (2 AST)  08:22
[NYK 26-33]
 
  08:04 James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Hardaway Jr. Substitution replaced by Smith  08:04  
Aldrich Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST)  07:46
[NYK 28-33]
 
  07:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:39 Thompson Substitution replaced by Waiters 
  07:39 Marion Substitution replaced by Love 
Prigioni Substitution replaced by Larkin  07:39  
  07:23 Love Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Aldrich Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:20  
Anthony Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  07:07  
Anthony Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:07  
  06:54 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Aldrich (1 ST) 
Acy Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST)  06:49
[NYK 30-33]
 
  06:21 Waiters Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:20  
Larkin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  06:09  
  05:57
[CLE 36-30]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Smith Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK)  05:42  
  05:40 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:32 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  05:14  
Acy Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  05:11  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:04
[NYK 32-36]
 
Aldrich Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:52  
  04:52
[CLE 37-32]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Acy Substitution replaced by Wear  04:52  
  04:52
[CLE 38-32]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Wear Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST)  04:33  
  04:30 Varejao Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  04:07  
Team Rebound  04:06  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:06  
  03:47 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Aldrich Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:45  
Larkin 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  03:37
[NYK 35-38]
 
  03:16 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:15 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Anthony Foul: Personal (3 PF)  03:14  
  03:14 Varejao Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Wear Substitution replaced by Acy  03:14  
Aldrich Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  03:14  
Anthony Substitution replaced by Wear  03:14  
  03:06 Irving Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wear (1 AST)  02:47
[NYK 38-38]
 
  02:24
[CLE 40-38]
Love Jump Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Larkin Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST)  02:08
[NYK 40-40]
 
  01:55 James Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Acy Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  01:52  
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed  01:36  
  01:35 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
Acy Foul: Personal (3 PF)  01:29  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:29  
Acy Substitution replaced by Smith  01:29  
  01:16 James Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:13 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  01:11 Thompson Dunk Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:09  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (5 AST)  00:54.9
[NYK 42-40]
 
  00:32.9 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:31.9 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:31.4  
  00:31.4
[CLE 41-42]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:31.4
[CLE 42-42]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:07.4  
Larkin Substitution replaced by Prigioni  00:07.4  
  00:00.2
[CLE 44-42]
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST) 
End of 2nd Quarter
New York Knicks (15-60) Cleveland Cavaliers (48-28)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Acy Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  11:52  
Acy Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:52  
  11:39 Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:38 Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  11:20 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:19  
Acy Jump Shot: Missed  11:05  
  11:04 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  10:51 Varejao Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Acy Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  10:48  
Larkin Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Anthony (3 AST)  10:43
[NYK 44-44]
 
  10:20 Love Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  10:20 Team Rebound 
Acy Substitution replaced by Wear  10:20  
Wear Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:06  
  10:06
[CLE 45-44]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  10:06
[CLE 46-44]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  09:45 Waiters Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Shumpert Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wear (2 AST)  09:40
[NYK 46-46]
 
  09:20 Love Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (2 TO) 
Wear Jump Shot: Missed  08:56  
  08:55 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  08:38 Varejao Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Larkin (5 ST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Larkin (3 AST)  08:32
[NYK 48-46]
 
  08:17 Waiters Jump Shot: Missed 
Wear Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:16  
  08:09 Waiters Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) 
Shumpert Free Throw 1 of 3 (5 PTS)  08:09
[NYK 49-46]
 
Shumpert Free Throw 2 of 3 (6 PTS)  08:09
[NYK 50-46]
 
  08:09 Varejao Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  08:09 Waiters Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Wear Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  08:09  
Shumpert Free Throw 3 of 3 (7 PTS)  08:09
[NYK 51-46]
 
Stoudemire Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:58  
  07:58
[CLE 47-51]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  07:58
[CLE 48-51]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Larkin (4 AST)  07:46
[NYK 53-48]
 
  07:22 Love Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Larkin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:19  
Smith Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  07:18  
Smith Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:18  
  06:54
[CLE 51-53]
James 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST) 
Larkin Substitution replaced by Prigioni  06:36  
Stoudemire Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:25  
  06:23 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:15
[CLE 53-53]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  05:55 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  05:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  05:42  
  05:41 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:31
[CLE 55-53]
Irving Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Stoudemire (1 AST)  05:10
[NYK 56-55]
 
  05:03 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:02  
  04:42 Thompson Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Anthony (4 AST)  04:25
[NYK 59-55]
 
  04:10 Irving Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (2 AST)  03:55
[NYK 61-55]
 
  03:50
[CLE 57-61]
James Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST) 
Stoudemire Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Anthony (5 AST)  03:30
[NYK 63-57]
 
  03:10 Irving Substitution replaced by Waiters 
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith  03:10  
  03:00
[CLE 60-63]
Waiters 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Smith (6 AST)  02:39
[NYK 65-60]
 
  02:26 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:25  
Anthony Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Stoudemire (2 AST)  02:12
[NYK 67-60]
 
  02:12 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:12  
Smith Foul: Personal (4 PF)  01:55  
  01:42 Thompson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:40 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:24  
  01:24
[CLE 61-67]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Smith Substitution replaced by Wear  01:24  
  01:24 Love Substitution replaced by Miller 
  01:24
[CLE 62-67]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Waiters (1 ST)  01:13  
  01:10 Dellavedova Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  01:10 Waiters Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:10 Waiters Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  01:10 Waiters Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Prigioni Jump Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:44.9 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:38.9 James Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Prigioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:37.7  
Anthony Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  00:22.4  
Anthony Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  00:22.4  
Anthony Substitution replaced by Shumpert  00:22.4  
  00:00.1
[CLE 64-67]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:44
[CLE 66-67]
Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:19
[NYK 69-66]
 
  10:47 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:46 Irving Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:45
[CLE 68-69]
Irving Jump Bank Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Stoudemire Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  10:45  
  10:45 Thompson Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Aldrich  10:45  
  10:45 Irving Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Team Rebound  10:44  
  10:44 Irving Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Larkin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Irving (1 BLK)  10:29  
Team Rebound  10:29  
  10:29 Miller Substitution replaced by James 
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Missed  10:21  
  10:18 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:08
[CLE 70-69]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Shumpert Jump Shot: Missed  09:53  
Aldrich Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:52  
Shumpert Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Aldrich (1 AST)  09:47
[NYK 71-70]
 
  09:29 James Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) 
Aldrich Jump Shot: Missed  09:05  
Acy Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  09:04  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  09:01  
Acy Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  08:59  
Acy Tip Shot: Missed  08:59  
Acy Rebound (Off:6 Def:4)  08:56  
Acy Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:56
[NYK 73-70]
 
Aldrich Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:46  
  08:46  
Larkin Substitution replaced by Prigioni  08:46  
  08:46 Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:46 Team Rebound 
  08:46
[CLE 71-73]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Acy Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (1 AST)  08:22
[NYK 75-71]
 
  08:00 James Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Prigioni (1 ST) 
Acy Foul: Offensive (5 PF)  07:47  
Acy Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  07:47  
  07:47 Marion Substitution replaced by Love 
  07:28 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Aldrich Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:27  
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:04
[NYK 77-71]
 
  06:50 Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:49 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:10) 
Acy Substitution replaced by Smith  06:36  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Anthony  06:34  
  06:28 James Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Smith (7 AST)  06:19
[NYK 80-71]
 
  06:06 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:05  
Aldrich Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  05:48  
Aldrich Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:48  
  05:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
Aldrich Foul: Personal (4 PF)  05:35  
Smith Substitution replaced by Acy  05:35  
Acy Foul: Personal (6 PF)  05:35  
Acy Substitution replaced by Smith  05:35  
Anthony Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  05:22  
  05:22
[CLE 72-80]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  05:22 Varejao Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Aldrich Substitution replaced by Shumpert  05:22  
  05:22
[CLE 73-80]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  05:04 James Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 3 (20 PTS)  05:04
[NYK 81-73]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 3 (21 PTS)  05:04
[NYK 82-73]
 
Prigioni Substitution replaced by Larkin  05:04  
Anthony Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed  05:04  
  05:04 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:11) 
  04:50
[CLE 75-82]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Larkin Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Irving (2 ST)  04:35  
  04:34
[CLE 77-82]
James Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Irving (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:34  
Smith Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  04:34  
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Anthony (6 AST)  04:17
[NYK 84-77]
 
  04:02 James Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  04:02 James Turnover : Foul (8 TO) 
Anthony Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:36  
  03:34 Irving Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:26 Irving Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
  03:07 James Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  03:07
[NYK 85-77]
 
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Smith  03:07  
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  03:07
[NYK 86-77]
 
  02:57
[CLE 80-86]
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Irving (6 AST) 
  02:51 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Shumpert Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Larkin (5 AST)  02:31
[NYK 88-80]
 
  02:20
[CLE 83-88]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:18  
Larkin Substitution replaced by Prigioni  02:18  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:54  
  01:43
[CLE 85-88]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Smith Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:18  
  01:18 Team Rebound 
  01:03 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:02  
Smith Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (2 AST)  00:48.0
[NYK 90-85]
 
  00:48.0 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:44.9
[CLE 87-90]
James Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Waiters (2 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  00:25.9
[NYK 92-87]
 
  00:25.9 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:09.9 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:08.9  
  00:08.9 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:08.9
[NYK 93-87]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:08.9
[NYK 94-87]
 
  00:02.4
[CLE 90-94]
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Irving (7 AST) 
  00:01.2 Love Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Shumpert Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:01.2  
Team Rebound  00:01.2  
Shumpert Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:01.2
[NYK 95-90]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
NYK
5th Atlantic
17
65
3-7
10-31
7-34
CLE
1st Central
53
29
7-3
31-10
22-19
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
NYK
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CLE
James 35.8
James 13.3
James 9.3
Mozgov 3.0
Irving 4.0