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James scores 24, Cavaliers beat short-handed Knicks 91-84


By STEVE HERRICK
Posted Dec 24 2015 12:10AM

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James acknowledged the Cleveland Cavaliers didn't play their best Wednesday night, but he was at his best when it mattered most.

James scored 24 points, including seven down the stretch, and Cleveland held off the short-handed New York Knicks 91-84.

The four-time NBA MVP used a profanity to describe the way his team played during an in-house interview following the game, drawing laughs from the sellout crowd of 20,562.

James took over but thought Cleveland's defense was the big reason the Cavs were finally able to subdue the Knicks, who nearly pulled out a surprising win even though star Carmelo Anthony sat out with a sprained right ankle.

The Knicks were 1 of 7 with two turnovers after taking an 82-80 lead with 4:07 remaining on Langston Galloway's jumper.

"We preach offensively it's not always going to be pretty," James said. "Tonight we needed the defensive end. We just got stops."

James' layup off a turnover gave the Cavs the lead for good at 84-82 with 3:15 remaining. The basket came after the Knicks threw away an inbounds pass following a timeout as the shot clock was winding down.

Matthew Dellavedova dribbled into the frontcourt and found James streaking to the basket.

"I'm a big believer in the ball finds energy," James said. "Once I saw the errant pass on their part I just got on my horse. I know Delly is going to find me, but he wouldn't have found me if I didn't have the energy behind it."

James added two free throws and then soared to the basket for a powerful dunk as Cleveland took control.

Kevin Love added 23 points with 13 rebounds for the Cavs.

"They're a very experienced team and they're not fearful in any moment," Knicks coach Derek Fisher said. "That's what you strive for as a group. An experienced team like Cleveland is obviously better down the stretch."

The Cavaliers, who visit Golden State on Friday in a rematch of last season's NBA Finals, have the best record in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland, plagued by injuries all season, played with a full roster for the first time.

Rookie forward Kristaps Porzingis had 23 points with 12 rebounds for New York, but didn't score in the fourth quarter.

Anthony, averaging 21.8 points in 28 games, was injured during Monday night's loss to Orlando. Fisher expects the eight-time All-Star to play Saturday.

Cleveland built an 11-point lead in the second quarter, but Porzingis' 3-pointer at the buzzer cut it to 55-50. New York tied the game late in the third, and the score was 72-all going into the fourth.

Arron Afflalo scored 16 for the Knicks.

Tristan Thompson had 10 points and 14 rebounds for the Cavaliers.

LATE-NIGHT WORK

Kyrie Irving returned to the court to work on his shooting for about 30 minutes following the game. He scored five points, shooting 1 of 7 from the field, in 19 minutes. Irving had 12 points Sunday in his first game since breaking his left kneecap in Game 1 of the Finals last season.

BAH, HUMBUG

Tempers were short the night before Christmas Eve. James received a technical in the second quarter, which came shortly after he thought he had been fouled on consecutive drives to the basket.

Thompson and Lou Amundson were given double technicals, and Robin Lopez was hit with a technical after he thought he was fouled.

The Knicks were called for defensive 3 seconds twice and both teams were given delay-of-game warnings after timeouts.

TIP-INS

Knicks: Anthony missed his second game this season. He didn't play Nov. 29 because of strep throat. ... Lance Thomas started in place of Anthony, scoring eight points in 34 minutes. ... Porzingis blocked James' shot as the four-time MVP drove to the basket in the second quarter.

Cavaliers: Point guard Mo Williams returned after missing two games with a sprained right thumb, finally giving coach David Blatt a full complement of players. He used 10 in the first quarter.

UP NEXT

Knicks: Visit Atlanta on Saturday.

Cavaliers: Visit Golden State on Friday.


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NYK
CLE
     
    • 39.0%

    • 38.6%

    • 31.2%

    • 22.7%

    • 93.8%

    • 88.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NYK CLE
Total Rebounds 44 48
Offensive Rebounds 9 14
Turnovers 11 7
Fast Break Pts: 4 10
Biggest Lead: 2 11
Points in the Paint: 20 36
NYK CLE
p Porzingis   23 James   24
rb Porzingis   13 Thompson   14
a Calderon   6 Dellavedova   7
s 5 players   1 Smith   3
b Lopez   3 Shumpert   2
 
  • 11/04 - NYK 86 @ CLE 96
  • 11/13 - CLE 90 @ NYK 84
  • 12/23 - NYK 84 @ CLE 91
  • 03/26 - CLE 107 @ NYK 93
New York Knicks (14-16)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. Thomas F 34:14 4-11 0-2 0-0 -1 1 3 4 3 6 1 1 0 0 8
K. Porzingis F 38:17 8-18 4-5 3-4 -7 3 10 13 4 1 1 1 1 1 23
R. Lopez C 19:37 4-9 0-0 0-0 -1 1 4 5 0 1 1 2 3 0 8
A. Afflalo G 36:21 6-17 0-4 4-4 +1 0 5 5 3 2 1 2 0 2 16
J. Calderon G 34:45 4-5 1-1 1-1 -12 0 3 3 6 1 1 1 0 0 10
K. Seraphin   04:48 0-2 0-0 0-0 -8 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
L. Galloway   25:45 2-6 0-1 0-0 -8 0 5 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 4
D. Williams   20:46 2-6 0-2 7-7 +2 0 3 3 1 1 0 2 2 0 11
J. Grant   10:43 1-5 0-1 0-0 +4 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2
C. Early   05:58 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
L. Amundson   08:47 1-3 0-0 0-0 +5 3 2 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
C. Anthony DND - Sprained Right Ankle
S. Vujacic DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 32-82 5-16 15-16   9 35 44 19 17 5 11 7 4 84
  39.0% 31.2% 93.8%   team rebs: 9 total to: 11
Cleveland Cavaliers (19-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 37:43 9-22 0-3 6-7 +5 1 8 9 5 2 0 1 0 2 24
K. Love F 34:07 8-17 2-6 5-7 +5 2 11 13 2 1 0 1 0 1 23
T. Mozgov C 13:41 3-6 0-0 0-0 -4 2 2 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 6
J. Smith G 24:56 2-7 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 1 0 0 4
K. Irving G 18:57 1-7 0-1 3-3 -7 1 0 1 4 2 0 2 0 1 5
M. Dellavedova   30:50 3-8 1-4 0-0 +9 0 0 0 7 2 1 1 0 0 7
I. Shumpert   26:30 2-7 2-5 2-2 +14 1 3 4 1 2 1 0 2 0 8
T. Thompson   29:28 2-5 0-0 6-6 +6 7 7 14 0 1 0 0 0 1 10
R. Jefferson   04:23 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Williams   14:53 2-4 0-1 0-0 -4 0 2 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 4
J. Jones   04:32 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Cunningham DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Varejao DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 32-83 5-22 22-25   14 34 48 23 15 6 7 4 7 91
  38.6% 22.7% 88.0%   team rebs: 4 total to: 8

inactive

  • Knicks: O'Quinn
  • Cavaliers: Harris, Kaun

technical fouls

  • Knicks: Amundson, Lopez
  • Cavaliers: James, Thompson

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #23 Jason Phillips, #6 Tony Brown, #28 Kevin Scott
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:11
New York Knicks (14-17) Cleveland Cavaliers (20-7)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Mozgov vs Lopez (Love gains possession)
  11:47
[CLE 2-0]
Love Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Porzingis Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK)  11:31  
Team Rebound  11:31  
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:23  
  11:21 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:15
[CLE 5-0]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Lopez Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Calderon (1 AST)  10:52
[NYK 2-5]
 
  10:26 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:25 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:22 Love Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:21  
Lopez Hook Shot: Missed  10:12  
  10:10 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Thomas Violation:Kicked Ball (K Scott)  10:08  
  10:03 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Calderon (1 ST) 
Thomas Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Calderon (2 AST)  09:54
[NYK 4-5]
 
  09:28
[CLE 7-4]
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (1 AST) 
Porzingis 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Calderon (3 AST)  09:18
[NYK 7-7]
 
Lopez Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) (T Brown)  08:59  
  08:59
[CLE 8-7]
Love Free Throw Technical (6 PTS) 
  08:46 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:45  
Thomas Floating Jump shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:29 Team Rebound 
  08:20 Irving Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (1 BLK) 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:19  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  08:11  
  08:09 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:57
[CLE 10-7]
Smith Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
Porzingis Jump Shot: Missed  07:40  
  07:39 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:30 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:30  
Porzingis Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  07:14
[NYK 9-10]
 
  06:54
[CLE 12-9]
Mozgov Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Porzingis Jump Bank Shot: Missed  06:33  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:32  
  06:25 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:25  
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Porzingis (1 AST)  06:17
[NYK 11-12]
 
  06:02
[CLE 14-11]
James Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST) 
  05:50 James Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Brown) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  05:42  
  05:42 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:30 Mozgov Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (2 BLK) 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:28  
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:21
[NYK 13-14]
 
  05:06
[CLE 16-13]
James Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Lopez Jump Shot: Missed  04:51  
  04:51 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:35 James Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Porzingis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:34  
Calderon Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:24
[NYK 15-16]
 
Thomas Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Brown)  04:07  
  04:07 Smith Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  04:07 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Seraphin  04:07  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Galloway  04:07  
  03:56
[CLE 19-15]
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Porzingis 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Calderon (4 AST)  03:45
[NYK 18-19]
 
  03:34
[CLE 21-18]
James Cutting Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST) 
Porzingis Jump Shot: Missed  03:15  
  03:14 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:57 Shumpert Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  02:57 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Seraphin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott)  02:56  
  02:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:56 James Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  02:56
[CLE 22-18]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Williams  02:56  
  02:56
[CLE 23-18]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  02:41 Love Substitution replaced by Williams 
Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Shumpert (1 ST)  02:32  
  02:24 Shumpert Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:23 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:12
[CLE 25-18]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Seraphin Jump Shot: Missed  01:58  
  01:57 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:39
[CLE 28-18]
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Calderon Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Seraphin (1 AST)  01:15
[NYK 20-28]
 
  00:54.9
[CLE 31-20]
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST) 
Calderon Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:36.9
[NYK 22-31]
 
  00:31.0 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:31.0  
Porzingis Substitution replaced by Grant  00:31.0  
Calderon Substitution replaced by Early  00:31.0  
Grant Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:07.0
[NYK 24-31]
 
  00:00.8 Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
End of 1st Quarter
New York Knicks (14-17) Cleveland Cavaliers (20-7)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Seraphin Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:39  
  11:37 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Early Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott)  11:19  
  11:19
[CLE 32-24]
Shumpert Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Seraphin Substitution replaced by Amundson  11:19  
  11:19
[CLE 33-24]
Shumpert Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Early Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  11:06  
  11:06 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving 
Amundson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Brown)  10:51  
  10:39 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Galloway Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:37  
  10:33 Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brown) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:33
[NYK 25-33]
 
  10:33 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Love 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:33
[NYK 26-33]
 
Galloway Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Brown)  10:16  
  10:09 Irving Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (J Phillips) 
  10:09 Irving Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Williams Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:49
[NYK 28-33]
 
  09:23
[CLE 35-28]
Love Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Amundson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:08  
  09:08 Double Technical - Thompson, Amundson (K Scott) 
  09:08 Shumpert Substitution replaced by James 
  09:08 Williams Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Early Substitution replaced by Thomas  09:08  
Amundson Substitution replaced by Porzingis  09:08  
  08:46 James Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Porzingis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:45  
Thomas Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Grant (1 AST)  08:38
[NYK 30-35]
 
  08:22 Irving Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:18 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:18 Thompson Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:17 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  08:06 Love Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  08:05 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Porzingis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott)  08:05  
  08:05  
Grant Substitution replaced by Afflalo  08:05  
  08:05
[CLE 36-30]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:05
[CLE 37-30]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  07:49 Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:49
[NYK 31-37]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:49
[NYK 32-37]
 
  07:34 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:34 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
Thomas Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott)  07:34  
  07:34
[CLE 38-32]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:34
[CLE 39-32]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  07:21 Thompson Violation:Defensive Goaltending (J Phillips) 
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:21
[NYK 34-39]
 
  07:21 Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (J Phillips) 
  07:21 Irving Substitution replaced by Smith 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  07:21
[NYK 35-39]
 
  07:02
[CLE 41-35]
Smith Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (4 AST) 
Porzingis Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:46  
  06:45 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:38 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Porzingis Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:38  
Galloway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST)  06:32
[NYK 37-41]
 
  06:14 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Porzingis Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:13  
  06:13 Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Scott) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:13  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  05:56  
  05:55 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:45 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:44  
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:37  
  05:36 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Galloway Substitution replaced by Calderon  05:33  
  05:33 James Technical (J Phillips) 
Calderon Free Throw Technical (7 PTS)  05:33
[NYK 38-41]
 
  05:15 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Calderon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:14  
Porzingis Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  05:09  
  05:08 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:56
[CLE 43-38]
James Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
  04:48 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott) 
Porzingis Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:48
[NYK 39-43]
 
Williams Substitution replaced by Lopez  04:48  
  04:48 Thompson Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Porzingis Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:48
[NYK 40-43]
 
  04:30 Smith Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:29  
Calderon Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  04:20  
  04:14
[CLE 45-40]
Love Running Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  03:53  
  03:53 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Calderon Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brown)  03:50  
Lopez Technical (J Phillips)  03:50  
  03:50
[CLE 46-40]
James Free Throw Technical (9 PTS) 
  03:50
[CLE 47-40]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Williams  03:50  
  03:50 Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Porzingis Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:48  
  03:38 Smith Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brown) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:38
[NYK 41-47]
 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:38
[NYK 42-47]
 
  03:25 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:24  
Porzingis Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  03:04
[NYK 44-47]
 
  02:42 James Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Porzingis (1 BLK) 
Calderon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:36  
Afflalo Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Shumpert (1 BLK)  02:33  
  02:32 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:26
[CLE 49-44]
James Running Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  02:17  
  02:16 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Thomas Foul: Clear Path (3 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott)  02:13  
  02:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Amundson  02:13  
  02:13 Team Violation : Delay Of Game (J Phillips) 
  02:13
[CLE 50-44]
James Free Throw Clear Path 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  02:13
[CLE 51-44]
James Free Throw Clear Path 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:07 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Porzingis (1 ST) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  01:47  
  01:46 Team Rebound 
  01:30
[CLE 53-44]
James Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  01:06  
Porzingis Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:06  
  01:04 Smith Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:04
[NYK 45-53]
 
  01:04 Smith Substitution replaced by Williams 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:04
[NYK 46-53]
 
  00:44.9 Love Hook Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:43.7  
Porzingis Hook Shot: Missed  00:33.8  
Porzingis Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:33.5  
  00:27.8 James Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips) 
Porzingis Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:27.8
[NYK 47-53]
 
Amundson Substitution replaced by Galloway  00:27.8  
Porzingis Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:27.8  
  00:27.7 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  00:06.7
[CLE 55-47]
Love Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Porzingis 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  00:00.0
[NYK 50-55]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
New York Knicks (14-17) Cleveland Cavaliers (20-7)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST)  11:40
[NYK 52-55]
 
  11:21 Irving Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  11:21 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:13 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Calderon Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:13  
Lopez Jump Shot: Missed  11:03  
  11:03 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  10:41 Smith Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  10:41 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:27
[CLE 58-52]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST) 
Lopez Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:59
[NYK 54-58]
 
  09:37 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
Porzingis Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  09:36  
Porzingis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST)  09:21  
  09:00
[CLE 60-54]
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Porzingis 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Calderon (5 AST)  08:36
[NYK 57-60]
 
  08:18 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:18  
Porzingis Layup Shot: Missed  08:06  
  08:06 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  08:01 James Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:59  
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:52  
Porzingis Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  07:51  
Porzingis Tip Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS)  07:51
[NYK 59-60]
 
  07:40 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:39  
Afflalo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:26  
  07:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:26 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  07:00
[CLE 62-59]
Mozgov Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Porzingis Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS)  06:43
[NYK 61-62]
 
  06:21 Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lopez (1 ST) 
Lopez Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (T Brown)  06:12  
Lopez Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:12  
  06:12 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  05:54
[CLE 64-61]
Love Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (5 AST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Porzingis (2 AST)  05:37
[NYK 63-64]
 
  05:18 Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (3 BLK) 
Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:17  
Porzingis Jump Bank Shot: Missed  05:03  
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:00  
Lopez Tip Layup Shot: Missed  05:00  
  04:57 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  04:41
[CLE 66-63]
Love Turnaround Bank shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Lopez Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Calderon (6 AST)  04:19
[NYK 65-66]
 
  04:05
[CLE 68-65]
Dellavedova Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Calderon 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Porzingis (3 AST)  03:37
[NYK 68-68]
 
  03:21 Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:20  
Lopez Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  02:55  
  02:52 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  02:45 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST) 
  02:43 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (2 PF) (T Brown) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:43  
  02:43 James Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  02:43 Love Substitution replaced by Jones 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Williams  02:43  
Porzingis Substitution replaced by Galloway  02:43  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game (J Phillips)  02:43  
Lopez Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (3 ST)  02:39  
  02:30 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Galloway Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:29  
Galloway Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:09  
  02:08 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  02:00
[CLE 70-68]
Dellavedova Driving Bank shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Calderon Jump Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:43 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  01:31 Dellavedova Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:27 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  01:27
[CLE 72-68]
Thompson Tip Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  01:14 Shumpert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brown) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:14
[NYK 69-72]
 
Calderon Substitution replaced by Grant  01:14  
Lopez Substitution replaced by Amundson  01:14  
  01:14 Smith Substitution replaced by Williams 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:14
[NYK 70-72]
 
  00:53.9 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:53.4  
Afflalo Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:35.4
[NYK 72-72]
 
  00:11.4 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:11.4 Team Rebound 
  00:11.4 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Grant Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:00.3  
Amundson Tip Layup Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:35 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:35 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
Thomas Foul: Personal (4 PF) (J Phillips)  11:35  
  11:32 Irving Driving Bank shot: Missed 
  11:31 Thompson Rebound (Off:6 Def:3) 
  11:31 Thompson Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:29 Thompson Rebound (Off:7 Def:3) 
  11:25 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:23  
Grant 3pt Shot: Missed  11:15  
Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  11:13  
Amundson Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:13
[NYK 74-72]
 
  10:58 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:58  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Early  10:58  
Galloway 3pt Shot: Missed  10:38  
  10:37 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:17 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK) 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:16  
  10:14 Shumpert Foul: Personal (2 PF) (T Brown) 
  10:14 Jones Substitution replaced by James 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  10:01  
  10:01 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Early Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) (K Scott)  09:45  
  09:45
[CLE 73-74]
Irving Free Throw Technical (5 PTS) 
Grant Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips)  09:32  
  09:32
[CLE 74-74]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  09:32
[CLE 75-74]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Grant Jump Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK)  09:18  
Team Rebound  09:18  
Grant Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:05  
Amundson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  09:02  
Amundson Tip Layup Shot: Missed  09:02  
  09:00 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:51 James Layup Shot: Missed Block: Williams (2 BLK) 
  08:50 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  08:40 James Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Galloway Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:38  
Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  08:29  
Williams Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Brown)  08:23  
  08:23  
Early Substitution replaced by Afflalo  08:23  
Amundson Substitution replaced by Porzingis  08:23  
  08:06
[CLE 77-74]
James Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
  07:58 Williams Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Phillips) 
Williams Substitution replaced by Thomas  07:58  
Afflalo Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:45
[NYK 76-77]
 
  07:30 Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Galloway (1 BLK) 
Porzingis Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  07:28  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  07:21  
Grant Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:21  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Shumpert (2 BLK)  07:09  
  07:08 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  07:02 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Porzingis Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  07:01  
Galloway Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  06:58  
Team Rebound  06:57  
  06:57 Williams Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (K Scott) 
  06:57 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Grant Substitution replaced by Calderon  06:57  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  06:47  
  06:47 Thompson Rebound (Off:7 Def:4) 
  06:38
[CLE 79-76]
Williams Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:13
[NYK 78-79]
 
  05:49 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Porzingis Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  05:48  
Afflalo Cutting Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Porzingis (4 AST)  05:28
[NYK 80-79]
 
  05:06 James Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Galloway Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:02  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  04:58  
Team Rebound  04:58  
  04:58 Thompson Violation:Kicked Ball (K Scott) 
  04:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:58 Williams Substitution replaced by Love 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  04:53  
  04:53 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
Afflalo Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips)  04:31  
  04:31 Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:31 Team Rebound 
  04:31
[CLE 80-80]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Galloway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (3 AST)  04:07
[NYK 82-80]
 
  03:40
[CLE 82-82]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:21  
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dellavedova (1 ST)  03:19  
  03:13
[CLE 84-82]
James Running Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (7 AST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  02:52  
  02:52 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brown)  02:47  
  02:47
[CLE 85-82]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  02:47
[CLE 86-82]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Afflalo Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  02:26  
  02:09 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Galloway Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:08  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  01:42  
  01:42 Thompson Rebound (Off:7 Def:5) 
  01:27 James Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:16  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  01:06  
  01:06 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
  00:51.9
[CLE 88-82]
James Driving Dunk Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST)  00:36.8
[NYK 84-88]
 
  00:15.9 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:15.7  
Galloway Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:10.0  
  00:10.0 Thompson Rebound (Off:7 Def:6) 
Afflalo Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott)  00:10.0  
  00:10.0
[CLE 89-84]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Calderon Substitution replaced by Lopez  00:10.0  
  00:10.0
[CLE 90-84]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:10.0  
Lopez Substitution replaced by Calderon  00:10.0  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  00:06.1  
  00:05.5 Thompson Rebound (Off:7 Def:7) 
  00:05.1 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:05.1 Thompson Substitution replaced by Jones 
Thomas Foul: Personal (6 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brown)  00:02.5  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Williams  00:02.5  
  00:02.5
[CLE 91-84]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  00:02.5 Jones Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  00:02.5 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Porzingis Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  00:01.9  
Porzingis 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
NYK
3rd Atlantic
32
50
3-7
18-23
14-27
CLE
1st Central
57
25
6-4
33-8
24-17
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
NYK
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CLE
James 29.7
Love 13.0
James 8.9
James 2.3
James 3.0