New York Knicks vs Cleveland Cavaliers; final score 90-87
Photo by Keith Allison
The Cleveland Cavaliers take tonight’s win against the New York Knicks.
The 2nd quarter was filled with quick passes and sloppy basketball for the Cavaliers as head Coach Black’s motto for the game was to “get the ball first.” Point Guard Kyrie Irving scored another season high of 37 points (23 points in the first half, 14 in the second). Power Forward Kevin Love didn’t see much of the ball in Cleveland’s offensive lineup. Although Knicks were able to shut out many of his shot attempts, Love contributed 11 points.
Up until the end of the third quarter, the New York Knicks played one of their best games of the season. Their triangle offense was both a hit and miss which means that they are doing better in integrating it into their scoring efforts. Center Amar’e Stoudemire scored 18 points and played with the same precision as his Phoenix Suns days as he posterized Anderson Varejao in a beautiful dunk. Shooting Guard Tim Hardaway Jr saw an early lead in the first quarter for the Knicks. He had a total of 20 points.
Both Cleveland and New York have some improvements to make in their movement, as both teams got tired of Knicks triangle offense late in the game.