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Irving scores 37, Cavs edge Knicks 90-87


By BRIAN MAHONEY
Posted Dec 05 2014 12:44AM

NEW YORK (AP) Kyrie Irving looked ready to slam the ball down in frustration, angry his coach had stopped him when the Knicks couldn't.

Everything worked out during that timeout Irving didn't want. David Blatt put the ball right back in his point guard's hands, and Irving delivered one last time.

Irving scored a season-high 37 points, including a layup with 10 seconds left, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat New York 90-87 on Thursday night for their season-best fifth straight victory.

"I saw something different out there, but that's just part of the game," Irving said of his reaction to Blatt's timeout. "He called timeout, drew up a heck of a play, trusted me with the ball at the end of the game, and we're getting used to one another."

Irving carried the Cavs most of the game before LeBron James had five straight points late that helped Cleveland pull it out. James finished with 19 points and 12 assists, content to be a passer most of the night because of Irving's play.

"Spectacular," James said. "Any time we needed a bucket, he made it. Any time we needed some energy, he gave it."

Carmelo Anthony ended a 4-for-19 night by missing a 3-pointer in the final seconds as the Knicks dropped their sixth straight and fell to 4-16. He scored nine points.

"For the most part I thought everybody played extremely well tonight," Anthony said. "I wish I played better. I know I could have played a little bit better. I just wasn't there for my team offensively tonight."

Tim Hardaway Jr. added 20 points and Amare Stoudemire had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Knicks, who were trying to surprise the Cavs for the second time this season.

But New York, which spoiled James' first game back in Cleveland with a 95-90 victory on Oct. 30, couldn't hold on after leading by seven in the final quarter.

James nailed his lone 3-pointer in six attempts for an 86-85 lead with 3:54 left, then helped force a turnover and turned it into a fast-break dunk for a three-point lead with 3:25 to go.

Stoudemire's basket cut it to 88-87, and the teams traded misses until Cleveland had the ball with under a half-minute left and Irving dribbling in the frontcourt. He said he saw a lane to the right and only 9 seconds left on the shot clock, but Blatt saw something else.

"Well, Kyrie is doing a lot better when he's playing than when he's coaching," Blatt joked.

Irving then made a lefty layup, saying later he trusted Blatt "100 percent."

Kevin Love had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Cavs, who had averaged 109.8 points in the previous four victories but could never get their offense going in this one - except for Irving.

He finished 12 of 18 from the field and bettered the 29 points per game he was scoring at Madison Square Garden, which was his best at any arena.

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: Irving has scored 20 or more points in 10 straight games against the Knicks. ... Blatt was asked if he could learn anything by watching the first matchup, which was his first game as an NBA coach. "When I feel like being particularly masochistic, I go back and look at that game, yeah," he said. "Given my experience, I try to avoid that whenever I can."

Knicks: The Knicks changed their starting lineup again, with Quincy Acy starting at forward and Stoudemire moving to center. Coach Derek Fisher said Acy, who scored a career-high 15 points, had some of the necessary skills to defend Love. ... Fisher walked all the way to the logo near center court to call a late timeout after he tried and failed to get one granted in the previous game. ... J.R. Smith was back after missing the last game and almost all the previous one with flu-like symptoms.

INJURY UPDATES

James was bothered during the game by right elbow pain, a problem he had experienced in the past, but said he would be OK. "A little sore tonight," he said. "I don't know why, it hasn't been sore for a while, but I'll be all right tomorrow." ... The Cavs said Mike Miller left the game with 2:28 remaining with concussion-like symptoms and would remain in New York overnight for further examination.

UP NEXT

Cavaliers: At Toronto on Friday.

Knicks: At Charlotte on Friday.

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CLE
NYK
     
    • 45.7%

    • 42.0%

    • 27.8%

    • 30.8%

    • 80.8%

    • 83.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE NYK
Total Rebounds 33 47
Offensive Rebounds 6 17
Turnovers 17 21
Fast Break Pts: 14 9
Biggest Lead: 4 11
Points in the Paint: 40 42
CLE NYK
p Irving   37 Hardaway Jr.   20
rb Love   11 Anthony   10
a James   12 3 players   4
s Varejao   3 Prigioni   3
b Love   1 3 players   1
 
  • 10/30 - NYK 95 @ CLE 90
  • 12/04 - CLE 90 @ NYK 87
  • 02/22 - CLE 101 @ NYK 83
Cleveland Cavaliers (10-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 39:31 7-17 1-6 4-7 +12 1 4 5 12 2 2 4 0 0 19
K. Love F 38:57 4-11 0-2 3-4 +12 2 9 11 2 1 0 1 1 1 11
A. Varejao C 28:44 3-6 0-0 2-2 +2 1 2 3 1 3 3 0 0 1 8
K. Irving G 44:10 12-18 3-6 10-11 +7 0 3 3 2 1 2 3 0 0 37
S. Marion G 26:48 2-8 1-3 0-0 -1 2 4 6 1 2 0 2 0 0 5
T. Thompson   25:22 0-2 0-0 2-2 -2 0 3 3 0 3 0 2 0 1 2
D. Waiters   20:12 3-6 0-0 0-0 -10 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 6
M. Miller   11:57 0-1 0-1 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 3 1 2 0 0 0
J. Harris   03:43 1-1 0-0 0-0 -3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
A.J. Price   00:36 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
L. Amundson DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Haywood DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 32-70 5-18 21-26   6 27 33 19 16 8 17 1 3 90
  45.7% 27.8% 80.8%   team rebs: 7 total to: 17
New York Knicks (4-16)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Q. Acy F 31:12 6-8 0-0 3-4 -15 2 4 6 3 1 0 3 1 0 15
C. Anthony F 30:27 4-19 1-5 0-0 -13 5 5 10 4 3 1 5 1 1 9
A. Stoudemire C 29:59 8-13 0-0 2-2 +8 3 6 9 2 4 1 5 1 0 18
J. Calderon G 28:27 1-5 1-4 0-0 -9 0 1 1 3 3 1 2 0 0 3
I. Shumpert G 25:12 0-4 0-2 0-0 -16 4 2 6 4 3 2 1 0 0 0
S. Dalembert   18:01 3-6 0-0 0-0 -11 2 7 9 0 5 2 2 0 0 6
J.R. Smith   19:01 4-8 1-2 0-0 +13 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 9
T. Hardaway Jr.   21:30 8-14 4-8 0-0 +10 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 20
P. Prigioni   07:36 0-2 0-2 0-0 +8 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 0
J. Smith   12:57 1-3 0-0 0-0 +15 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 2
S. Larkin   15:37 2-6 1-3 0-0 -5 0 1 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 5
C. Aldrich DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Wear DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-88 8-26 5-6   17 30 47 26 25 11 21 3 1 87
  42.0% 30.8% 83.3%   team rebs: 8 total to: 22

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Dellavedova, Kirk
  • Knicks: Bargnani, Early

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Knicks: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 12
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • Officials: #14 Ed Malloy, #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #58 Josh Tiven
  • Attendance: 19812
  • Duration: 2:25
Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27) New York Knicks (14-61)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Stoudemire vs Varejao (Love gains possession)
Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Acy (1 BLK)  11:43  
Team Rebound  11:42  
James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  11:37  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:36  
Love Hook Shot: Missed  11:33  
  11:32 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:12 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:11 Team Rebound 
  11:08 Calderon Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:07 Acy Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:03 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:02 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:02 Shumpert Putback Dunk Shot: Missed 
  11:00 Shumpert Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  10:41 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:40 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:38 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:37  
Marion Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  10:32
[CLE 2-0]
 
  10:18
[NYK 2-2]
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Marion (1 AST)  10:04
[CLE 4-2]
 
  09:46 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:44 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  09:41
[NYK 4-4]
Acy Hook Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST) 
Varejao Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  09:41  
  09:41
[NYK 5-4]
Acy Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:22  
  08:59
[NYK 7-4]
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Calderon (1 AST) 
Love Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST)  08:40
[CLE 6-7]
 
  08:25 Anthony Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Varejao Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  08:15
[CLE 8-7]
 
  08:00 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:59  
Love Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  07:49
[CLE 10-7]
 
  07:28
[NYK 10-10]
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Stoudemire (1 AST) 
  07:23 Calderon Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  07:23 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Dalembert 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  07:20  
  07:19 Dalembert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:08 Calderon 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:07 Shumpert Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  06:59
[NYK 12-10]
Anthony Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  06:38  
Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:37  
Irving Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:32
[CLE 12-12]
 
  06:22
[NYK 14-12]
Acy Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (2 AST) 
Marion 3pt Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:04 Team Rebound 
Varejao Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  06:04  
Varejao Substitution replaced by Thompson  06:04  
  05:47 Dalembert Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:46  
Love Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  05:36
[CLE 14-14]
 
  05:20 Calderon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST) 
Irving Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  05:14
[CLE 16-14]
 
  05:07 Team Timeout : Regular 
Marion Substitution replaced by Waiters  05:07  
  04:57 Shumpert Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
  04:48 Anthony Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:48
[CLE 17-14]
 
  04:48 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:48
[CLE 18-14]
 
  04:33
[NYK 16-18]
Dalembert Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Waiters Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  04:10
[CLE 20-16]
 
  03:44
[NYK 19-20]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
  03:27 Anthony Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  03:20 Anthony Violation:Kicked Ball 
  03:20 Anthony Substitution replaced by Hardaway Jr. 
  03:13 Hardaway Jr. Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Irving Substitution replaced by Miller  03:13  
Thompson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dalembert (1 ST)  03:03  
  02:49 Dalembert Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:35  
  02:34 Dalembert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:27
[NYK 21-20]
Dalembert Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
James Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:18
[CLE 22-21]
 
  02:18 Dalembert Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:18  
  02:18 Calderon Substitution replaced by Prigioni 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  02:18
[CLE 23-21]
 
  01:57 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Miller Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  01:50  
Miller Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:50  
  01:33
[NYK 24-23]
Hardaway Jr. 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Acy (1 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  01:26  
  01:25 Dalembert Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:09 Hardaway Jr. Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:08  
Waiters Jump Shot: Missed  00:55.1  
  00:53.9 Acy Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Waiters Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:45.6  
  00:38.0 Acy Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:36.9  
Waiters Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:29.5
[CLE 25-24]
 
  00:06.0 Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:04.9 Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:04.9 Dalembert Putback Dunk Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:03.5  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27) New York Knicks (14-61)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:45  
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  11:36
[CLE 27-24]
 
  11:23 Smith Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:22  
Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Prigioni (1 ST)  11:11  
  11:06
[NYK 26-27]
Hardaway Jr. Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (1 AST) 
Marion Running Jump Shot: Missed  10:38  
  10:37 Hardaway Jr. Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:30
[NYK 29-27]
Hardaway Jr. 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Waiters Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Prigioni (2 ST)  10:18  
  10:06 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:04 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:03 Jump Ball Stoudemire vs Miller (Smith gains possession) 
  09:57
[NYK 32-27]
Hardaway Jr. 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (2 AST) 
Marion Jump Shot: Missed  09:40  
  09:39 Hardaway Jr. Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Miller Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:37  
Marion Substitution replaced by Varejao  09:37  
Miller Substitution replaced by Harris  09:37  
  09:25
[NYK 34-27]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (3 AST) 
Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Prigioni (3 ST)  09:10  
  08:55 Hardaway Jr. Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:54  
Waiters Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:46  
  08:45 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:30 Hardaway Jr. 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:29  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  08:20  
  08:19 Hardaway Jr. Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:08 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:07 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:06 Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:05 Team Rebound 
Thompson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  08:05  
  08:05  
  07:54
[NYK 37-27]
Hardaway Jr. 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (4 AST) 
Harris Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:30
[CLE 29-37]
 
  07:11 Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:10  
Waiters Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:04
[CLE 31-37]
 
  06:48
[NYK 39-31]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Stoudemire (2 AST) 
  06:42 Stoudemire Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:42
[CLE 32-39]
 
Waiters Substitution replaced by James  06:42  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Love  06:42  
  06:42 Prigioni Substitution replaced by Calderon 
  06:42 Smith Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:42
[CLE 33-39]
 
  06:25
[NYK 41-33]
Hardaway Jr. Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST) 
  06:12 Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  06:12 Smith Substitution replaced by Acy 
  06:12 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Dalembert 
Love Hook Shot: Missed  06:07  
  06:06 Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
Harris Substitution replaced by Marion  05:54  
  05:54 Hardaway Jr. Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  05:45 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:44  
  05:33 Dalembert Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:33  
Team Rebound  05:33  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:33  
  05:32 Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:16
[NYK 43-33]
Dalembert Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Calderon (2 AST) 
Irving Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  04:59
[CLE 35-43]
 
  04:50
[NYK 45-35]
Acy Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
James Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  04:50  
  04:50
[NYK 46-35]
Acy Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
  04:40 Shumpert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:40
[CLE 36-46]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:40  
  04:39 Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  04:20 Dalembert Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:19  
  04:14 Dalembert Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  04:14
[CLE 38-46]
 
  03:57 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:56  
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST)  03:36
[CLE 41-46]
 
  03:17 Dalembert Substitution replaced by Stoudemire 
  03:09 Acy Jump Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:07  
James Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Calderon (1 ST)  03:01  
  02:58 Anthony Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
James Layup Shot: Missed  02:43  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:42  
James Layup Shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:39 Acy Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Marion Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:25  
  02:13
[NYK 49-41]
Calderon 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Anthony (3 AST) 
Marion 3pt Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:55 Shumpert Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  01:51
[NYK 51-41]
Anthony Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (3 AST) 
Irving Running Bank shot: Made (17 PTS)  01:41
[CLE 43-51]
 
  01:41 Calderon Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  01:41 Calderon Substitution replaced by Larkin 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS)  01:41
[CLE 44-51]
 
  01:32 Acy Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  01:26 Larkin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  01:26
[CLE 45-51]
 
  01:26 Anthony Substitution replaced by Smith 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Thompson  01:26  
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  01:26
[CLE 46-51]
 
  01:04 Acy Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:James (2 ST) 
Irving Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  00:51.6  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:50.5  
  00:49.4 Stoudemire Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:49.4  
Team Rebound  00:49.4  
  00:49.4 Acy Substitution replaced by Smith 
Marion Substitution replaced by Waiters  00:49.4  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:49.4
[CLE 47-51]
 
Thompson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:30.0  
  00:30.0
[NYK 52-47]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:30.0
[NYK 53-47]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST)  00:14.1
[CLE 50-53]
 
  00:02.1 Larkin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27) New York Knicks (14-61)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40
[NYK 55-50]
Acy Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Calderon (3 AST) 
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  11:16  
  11:15 Acy Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:04 Stoudemire Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST)  10:48  
  10:37 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Varejao (2 ST) 
Varejao Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK)  10:29  
  10:28 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  10:20 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:19  
Love Hook Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:04 Calderon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:42
[NYK 57-50]
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Acy (2 AST) 
Varejao Hook Shot: Missed  09:23  
  09:22 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Marion Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:13  
Varejao Substitution replaced by Thompson  09:13  
  09:06 Stoudemire Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  08:56 Shumpert Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:56
[CLE 51-57]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  08:56
[CLE 52-57]
 
  08:43 Stoudemire Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Stoudemire (1 BLK)  08:28  
Team Rebound  08:27  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  08:22  
  08:21 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:10
[NYK 59-52]
Acy Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Anthony (4 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:57 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:36 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:35  
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS)  07:20
[CLE 55-59]
 
  07:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:19 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Dalembert 
  07:03 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:02  
Marion Layup Shot: Missed  06:57  
Marion Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:56  
Marion Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Shumpert (1 ST)  06:54  
  06:50
[NYK 61-55]
Acy Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (4 AST) 
  06:36 Dalembert Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Marion 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (10 AST)  06:25
[CLE 58-61]
 
  06:06 Calderon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:05  
  05:56 Shumpert Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) 
  05:56 Shumpert Violation:Kicked Ball 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:45 Shumpert Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  05:26 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:25 Anthony Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  05:21 Calderon 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:20  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Shumpert (2 ST)  05:16  
Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:12  
  05:12 Acy Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:12 Team Rebound 
Marion Substitution replaced by Waiters  05:12  
  05:12
[NYK 62-58]
Acy Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  05:01 Calderon Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS)  05:01
[CLE 59-62]
 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS)  05:01
[CLE 60-62]
 
  04:48 Shumpert Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:47 Acy Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:44
[NYK 64-60]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Acy (3 AST) 
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (30 PTS)  04:20
[CLE 62-64]
 
  03:58 Acy Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:49 Acy Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:29 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:28  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:21
[CLE 64-64]
 
  03:11 Anthony Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  03:11 Anthony Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
  03:11 Calderon Substitution replaced by Larkin 
Thompson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:48  
  02:47 Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  02:35 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  02:34  
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (32 PTS)  02:26
[CLE 66-64]
 
  02:14 Anthony Pullup Bank shot: Missed 
  02:13 Team Rebound 
Love Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  02:13  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:13  
  02:13 Anthony Substitution replaced by Hardaway Jr. 
  02:13 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith 
  02:13 Acy Substitution replaced by Smith 
  02:13 Dalembert Substitution replaced by Stoudemire 
  01:56
[NYK 66-66]
Stoudemire Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  01:38  
  01:37 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:17 Hardaway Jr. 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:16 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:12
[NYK 69-66]
Larkin 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
James Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Waiters (1 AST)  00:55.2
[CLE 68-69]
 
  00:38.9 Larkin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:36.5 Team Rebound 
Irving Substitution replaced by Price  00:36.5  
  00:31.7
[NYK 71-68]
Stoudemire Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Larkin (1 AST) 
Waiters Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Stoudemire (1 ST)  00:13.9  
  00:09.2
[NYK 73-68]
Hardaway Jr. Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Marion Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Larkin (1 ST)  11:58  
  11:45 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  11:28 Larkin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:28
[CLE 69-73]
 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:28
[CLE 70-73]
 
  11:14
[NYK 75-70]
Stoudemire Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Hardaway Jr. (1 AST) 
Waiters Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  10:48  
Team Rebound  10:47  
  10:47 Stoudemire Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Waiters Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  10:36  
  10:25
[NYK 77-70]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Marion Jump Shot: Missed  10:08  
  10:07 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:57 Smith Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  09:45 Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:45
[CLE 71-77]
 
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:45
[CLE 72-77]
 
  09:34 Stoudemire Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  09:34 Stoudemire Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Irving Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO)  09:18  
  08:57
[NYK 79-72]
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Thompson Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  08:49  
Thompson Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:49  
  08:49  
Marion Substitution replaced by Miller  08:49  
Thompson Substitution replaced by James  08:49  
Waiters Substitution replaced by Love  08:49  
  08:33 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  08:32  
James Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  08:15
[CLE 74-79]
 
Varejao Violation:Kicked Ball  07:53  
  07:53 Smith Substitution replaced by Acy 
  07:40 Stoudemire Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Varejao (3 ST) 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (34 PTS) Assist: James (11 AST)  07:34
[CLE 76-79]
 
  07:09
[NYK 81-76]
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Love Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:55
[CLE 78-81]
 
  06:46 Smith Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  06:45  
  06:44 Acy Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  06:44 Smith Substitution replaced by Anthony 
  06:44 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Dalembert 
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  06:32  
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:31  
Love Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dalembert (2 ST)  06:23  
  06:00
[NYK 83-78]
Larkin Floating Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  05:55 Larkin Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
  05:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (35 PTS)  05:55
[CLE 79-83]
 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:55  
  05:54 Anthony Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  05:33 Anthony Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:32  
  05:32 Dalembert Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:32
[CLE 80-83]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  05:32
[CLE 81-83]
 
  05:10 Hardaway Jr. 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:09  
Miller Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  04:55  
Miller Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  04:55  
  04:55 Larkin Substitution replaced by Calderon 
  04:35
[NYK 85-81]
Hardaway Jr. Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (12 AST)  04:23
[CLE 83-85]
 
  04:17 Hardaway Jr. 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:16 Dalembert Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Varejao Foul: Personal (3 PF)  04:15  
  04:07 Dalembert Foul: Offensive (5 PF) 
  04:07 Dalembert Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  04:07 Dalembert Substitution replaced by Stoudemire 
  03:57 Acy Substitution replaced by Larkin 
James 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST)  03:54
[CLE 86-85]
 
  03:30 Calderon Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Irving (2 ST) 
James Driving Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST)  03:26
[CLE 88-85]
 
  03:25 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:06
[NYK 87-88]
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  02:52  
  02:51 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  02:33 Larkin Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:32 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  02:31 Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:30 Anthony Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  02:29 Anthony Layup Shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK) 
  02:28 Team Rebound 
Miller Substitution replaced by Marion  02:28  
  02:19 Anthony Turnover : Traveling (5 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:19  
  02:19 Hardaway Jr. Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  02:08  
  02:07 Anthony Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
James Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:52  
  01:40 Stoudemire Hook Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  01:39  
Team Timeout : Short  01:35  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  01:21  
  01:19 Larkin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:11 Team Turnover : 8 Second Violation 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  00:53.0  
  00:51.9 Anthony Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  00:41.0 Team Timeout : Regular 
Love Substitution replaced by Waiters  00:41.0  
  00:33.2 Larkin Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  00:32.0 Anthony Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  00:32.0 Anthony Tip Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:30.6  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:16.8  
Waiters Substitution replaced by Love  00:16.8  
  00:16.8 Larkin Substitution replaced by Acy 
Irving Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (37 PTS)  00:10.0
[CLE 90-87]
 
  00:10.0 Team Timeout : Short 
Love Substitution replaced by Thompson  00:10.0  
Varejao Substitution replaced by Waiters  00:10.0  
  00:10.0 Acy Substitution replaced by Hardaway Jr. 
  00:01.5 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.3 Shumpert Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
End of 4th Quarter
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CLE
1st Central
53
29
7-3
31-10
22-19
NYK
5th Atlantic
17
65
3-7
10-31
7-34
 
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CLE
James 35.8
James 13.3
James 9.3
Mozgov 3.0
Irving 4.0
NYK
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