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Cleveland Cavaliers Thump Boston Celtics in Game Three Of Eastern Conference Finals 116-86

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home manhandled the Boston Celtics in game-three of the Eastern Conference Finals 116-86. The Celtics still have a 2-1 lead in the series. LeBron James led the way with 27 points on 8 of 12 from the field, including five rebounds, 12 assists, two steals, two blocks, and made three triples. Kevin Love posted a double-double with 13 points on just 4 of 12 from the field, grabbed 14 rebounds, and dished out four assists. Tristan Thompson put up 10 points on 3 of 5 from the floor, and pulled down seven rebounds.

George Hill scored 13 points on merely 4 of 11 from the field, and buried three from downtown. J.R. Smith poured in 11 points on 3 of 8 from the floor, collected five rebounds, and drained three triples. Kyle Korver totaled 14 points on a perfect 5 of 5 from the field, and nailed four three-pointers in 20 minutes off the bench. Larry Nance Jr. contributed eight points on a perfect 4 of 4 from the floor, plucked six rebounds, and stripped away three steals off the bench. Jordan Clarkson added nine points on only 3 of 11 from the field, and hit three from deep off the pine.

The Cavaliers shot 48.7 percent from the field, and shot a solid 50 percent on 17 of 34 from three-point range. All of Cavaliers starters scored in double-figures. The Cavaliers moved the ball well and executed well offensively. The Cavaliers played a great game at both ends of the floor. The Cavaliers also played with more toughness.

The Cavaliers out-rebounded the Celtics 45 to 34. This was a must win for the Cavaliers, and they could not afford to go down 3-0 in the series. The Cavaliers will host the Boston Celtics in game-four on Monday night.

LeBron James said, “I also have to inspire my teammates to be better, they answered the call tonight and they need to answer the phone another time on Monday.”

For the Celtics, rookie Jayson Tatum led the way with 18 points on 6 of 10 from the field. Terry Rozier finished with 13 points on 5 of 12 from the floor. Jaylen Brown pitched in 10 points on 3 of 8 from the field. Al Horford generated seven points on 2 of 4 from the field, to go along with seven rebounds, and four assists. Marcus Morris logged nine points on merely 2 of 8 from the floor, and picked up five rebounds.

Greg Monroe managed 10 points on 4 of 5 from the field, and gathered 5 five rebounds in 16 minutes off the bench. Aron Baynes notched seven points on 3 of 7 from the floor, snatched six rebounds, and blocked two shots off the pine. Marcus Smart compiled seven points on only 2 of 9 from the field, dished out six assists, and accumulated two steals. The Celtics shot just 39.2 percent from the field, and shot a poor 27.3 percent on 6 of 22 behind the three-point line. The Celtics never were leading in the entire game.

The Celtics have struggled on the road, and are now 1-5 on the road in the playoffs. However, they are 9-0 at home in the playoffs which is why they still have a 2-1 lead in this series. The Celtics did not execute well on offense, and they also were not getting stops on defense which was why the Cavaliers destroyed them in this one.

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Cleveland Cavaliers Sweep Toronto Raptors With a 128-93 Win In Game Four Of The Eastern Conference Semi-Finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers destroyed the Toronto Raptors in game-four of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals 128-93. The Cavaliers sweep the Raptors, and the Cavaliers will advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. The Cavaliers will take on the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. LeBron James led the way with 29 points on 12 of 19 from the field, to go along with eight rebounds, 11 assists, and two steals. Kevin Love put in 23 points on 8 of 13 from the field, plucked six rebounds, stripped away two steals, and blocked two shots.

Kyle Korver scored 16 points on 6 of 8 from the floor, and hit four three-pointers. J.R. Smith tossed in 15 points on a perfect 6 of 6 from the field, gathered two steals, and knocked down three triples. George Hill managed 12 points on 5 of 8 from the floor, and dished out five assists. Larry Nance Jr. added eight points on a perfect 4 of 4 from the field, and blocked two shots in six minutes off the bench. Jeff Green registered eight points on 3 of 7 from the floor, and pulled down four rebounds off the pine.

The Cavaliers shot an incredible 59.5 percent from the field, and shot 46.2 percent on 12 of 26 from three-point range. All of Cavaliers starters scored in double figures. The Cavaliers out-scored the Raptors in the paint 64 to 52. The Cavaliers played a great game at both ends of the floor. The Cavaliers swept the Raptors in this series, and the Raptors had the best record in the Eastern Conference. The Cavaliers will head to Boston to play against the Boston Celtics in game-one on Sunday in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Jonas Valanciunas said, “They wanted it more than us, that’s about it. It was the mental stuff, not the basketball stuff that hurt us the most. It’s not like we didn’t want to (win). We wanted to, but I think it was the frustration. We just lost our head.”

For the Raptors, Jonas Valanciunas led the way with 18 points on 7 of 14 from the field, including six rebounds, and three blocks in 16 minutes off the bench. DeMar Derozan pitched in 13 points on 5 of 11 from the floor, and snatched five rebounds. Derozan was ejected from the game in the third quarter for receiving a flagrant two foul. Serge Ibaka totaled 12 points on 5 of 8 from the field.

Delon Wright contributed 10 points on 4 of 7 from the field off the pine. Pascal Siakam amassed nine points on 3 of 4 from the floor off the bench. The Raptors shot 45.6 percent from the field, and shot merely 26.7 percent on 4 of 15 behind the three-point line. This was a disappointing ending to the Raptors season as they had the number one seed in the Eastern conference. The Raptors had no answers for the Cavaliers, and the Raptors end up getting swept. The Raptors had a chance to win games one and three in this series, but they did not pull off the win.

LeBron James Game Winning Shot Lifts Cavs Past Raptors In Game Three Of The Eastern Conference Semi-Finals 105-103

The Cleveland Cavaliers top the Toronto Raptors in game three of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals 105-103. The Cavaliers take a 3-0 lead in the series. LeBron James led all scorers with 38 points on 14 of 26 from the field, including six rebounds, seven assists, and three steals. James made the buzzer beater shot for the win to lead the Cavaliers to a 105-103 win. James shot a floater off the back board, and made the shot at the buzzer.

James has made two game winning shots in the playoffs. Kevin Love posted a double-double with 21 points on 7 of 14 from the field, and plucked 16 rebounds. Kyle Korver put in 18 points on 6 of 8 from the field, grabbed four rebounds, and made four three-pointers. George Hill pitched in 12 points on 4 of 7 from the floor. Jeff Green notched 11 points on 5 of 12 from the field off the bench.

The Cavaliers shot a tremendous 48 percent from the field, and shot 36 percent on 9 of 25 behind the three-point line. The Cavaliers executed well on offense, and they played good defense in the first half. The Cavaliers were up 79-65 at the end of the third quarter, but the Raptors out-scored them 38 to 26 in the fourth quarter. The Cavaliers will have a chance to sweep the Raptors, and close out the series at home in game four on Monday.

Kyle Korver said about LeBron James, “I ran out of words a while ago, i’ve seen him shoot that shot, that game-winner, countless times when he’s messing around in shootaround and practice. It’s always like, why would he shoot a shot like that — to win a playoff game? Unbelievable play. He did it again. He’s been so huge in those moments for us all year.”

For the Raptors, Kyle Lowry led the way with 27 points on 9 of 13 from the field, to go along with seven assists, two steals, and buried four three-pointers. Rookie OG Anunoby scored 18 points on 7 of 12 from the floor, picked up four rebounds, and drained four three-pointers. Anunoby made a clutch three-pointer with nine seconds left to tie the game at 103-103. Jonas Valanciunas posted a double-double with 10 points on 3 of 6 from the field, gathered 11 rebounds, and blocked two shots in 20 minutes. Fred VanVleet concluded with eight points on merely 2 of 9 from the field.

DeMar DeRozan supplied eight points on only 3 of 12 from the floor, blocked two shots, stripped away two steals, and snagged four rebounds. C.J. Miles added 13 points on 5 of 9 from the field, and caught six rebounds off the bench. Serge Ibaka totaled 11 points on 3 of 7 from the floor, accumulated eight rebounds, and blocked four shots off the pine. The Raptors shot 46.7 percent from the field, and shot a solid 39.4 percent on 13 of 33 from three-point distance. The Raptors kept fighting and they did not give up. The Raptors did play sloppy with 17 turnovers.

The Raptors had a chance to win, but LeBron James just made a tough shot at the buzzer for the win. The Raptors bench out-scored the Cavaliers bench 27 to 16. The Raptors have had a couple tough losses in this series, and they will need to win game four to avoid getting swept.

Cleveland Cavaliers Demolished Toronto Raptors In Game Two Of The Eastern Conference Semi-Finals 128-110

The Cleveland Cavaliers on the road smashed the Toronto Raptors in game-two of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals 128-110. The Cavaliers take a 2-0 lead in the series. LeBron James had a game-high 43 points on 19 of 28 from the field, grabbed eight rebounds, and dished out 14 assists. James took over the game in the second half. Kevin Love posted a double-double with 31 points on 11 of 21 from the field, and plucked 11 rebounds.

J.R. Smith dropped in 15 points on 5 of 8 from the floor. George Hill finished with 13 points on 5 of 8 from the field. Jeff Green added 14 points on 5 of 8 from the floor, blocked two shots, and knocked down four three-pointers off the bench. The Cavaliers shot an incredible 59.5 percent from the field, and shot 42.3 percent on 11 of 26 from three-point range. The Cavaliers executed very well on offense, and they also turned the ball over only three times.

The Cavaliers are a tough team to beat when James and Love play like this. The Cavaliers crushed the Raptors in Toronto, and the Cavaliers out-scored them 67-47 in the second half. This was the best game the Cavaliers played on offense so far in the playoffs. The Cavaliers will have all the momentum at home in game-three tomorrow night against the Toronto Raptors.

Kevin Love said about LeBron James, “This morning you could just sense it, he knew what was at stake, he knew us getting another win here was going to be huge for us. He came out and he played that way from the jump. You could just sense that he was going to have a special night.”

For the Raptors, DeMar DeRozan poured in 24 points on 11 of 23 from the field. Kyle Lowry dumped in 21 points on 7 of 10 from the floor, including four rebounds, eight assists, and buried three from deep. Jonas Valanciunas recorded a double-double with 16 points on 8 of 11 from the field, and pulled down 12 rebounds. Fred VanVleet managed 14 points on 5 of 10 from the floor, gave out four assists, and sunk four three-pointers off the pine. C.J. Miles totaled eight points on 3 of 5 from the field off the bench.

Jakob Poeltl concluded with eight points on a perfect 3 of 3 from the floor in 15 minutes off the pine. The Raptors shot 54.3 percent from the field, and shot 40 percent on 12 of 30 from beyond the arc. The Raptors shot the ball well, but they just could not get stops on defense. LeBron James was unstoppable. This was two tough losses at home for the Raptors in this series, and they needed to at least win one game at home. The Raptors bench out-scored the Cavaliers bench 42 to 21, but their starters did not play well enough. The Raptors will have to win one of the next two games in Cleveland to avoid getting swept.

Cleveland Cavaliers Win In A Close Finish In Overtime Against Toronto Raptors In Game One Of Eastern Conference Semi-Finals 113-112

The Cleveland Cavaliers on the road in overtime put away the Toronto Raptors in game-one in Eastern Conference Semi-Finals 113-112. The Cavaliers take a 1-0 lead in the series. LeBron James recorded a triple-double with 26 points on just 12 of 30 from the field, including 11 rebounds, 13 assists, and two blocks in 47 minutes. J.R. Smith put in 20 points on 6 of 11 from the field, stripped away two steals, and drained five three-pointers. Kyle Korver scored 19 points on 7 of 17 from the floor, and hit five three-pointers.

Kevin Love racked up seven points on merely 3 of 13 from the field, and grabbed 13 rebounds. Jeff Green added 16 points on a perfect 4 of 4 from the floor, and gathered two steals. Tristan Thompson chipped in a double-double with 14 points on 5 of 8 from the field, and plucked 12 rebounds off the bench. The Cavaliers shot just 41.2 percent from the field, and shot a solid 40 percent on 14 of 35 from three-point range.

The Cavaliers did take care of the basketball with only five turnovers. The Cavaliers did not have the lead all game until overtime. This was a big win for the Cavaliers on the road, and they kept fighting. Other players stepped up for the Cavaliers, and LeBron got enough help from his teammates.

LeBron James said, “My teammates were unbelievable tonight, they stepped up when I wasn’t at my best.”

For the Raptors, DeMar DeRozan led the way with 22 points on 10 of 20 from the field, to go along with seven rebounds, five assists, and three blocks. Jonas Valanciunas recorded a double-double with 21 points on 7 of 19 from the floor, and pulled down 21 rebounds. Kyle Lowry pitched in 18 points on 6 of 12 from the field, dished out 10 assists, and buried three triples. Serge Ibaka finished with nine points on 3 of 8 from the field. Rookie OG Anunoby tallied seven points on 3 of 5 from the floor.

Anunoby had to guard LeBron a lot in this game. Pascal Siakam contributed 11 points on 4 of 5 from the field off the bench. Fred VanVleet accrued nine points on just 2 of 7 from the floor in 15 minutes off the pine. The Raptors shot 42.9 percent from the field, and shot 32.1 percent on 9 of 28 behind the three-point line. The Raptors out-scored the Cavaliers in the paint 50 to 40.

The Raptors had the ball down by one point with 16 seconds left in overtime. Fred VanVleet missed the three-point shot for the win, and the Raptors fell just short of winning the game. The Raptors were never trailing in regulation, and then they let the Cavaliers take the lead in overtime. The Raptors will have a chance to even up the series 1-1 at home in game-two tomorrow evening.

DeMar DeRozan said about VanVleet’s shot, “He got a heck of a shot, I’ll live with him shooting that shot 10 times out of 10. We got a good look and it just didn’t fall.”

LeBron James 45 Points Lead Cavs Past Pacers 105-101 In Game Seven In The First Round Of The Playoffs

The Cleveland Cavaliers win the game at home against the Indiana Pacers in game-seven in the first round of the playoffs 105-101. The Cleveland Cavaliers win the series in seven games, and they will advance to the second round. The Cavaliers will play against the Toronto Raptors in the second round. LeBron James led the way with 45 points on 16 of 25 from the field, including nine rebounds, seven assists, and four steals. James has still never lost a series in the first round for his career. Tristan Thompson posted a double-double with 15 points on 5 of 6 from the floor, and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Kevin Love scored 14 points on 5 of 13 from the field, plucked six rebounds, and buried four three-pointers. Love made a few big shots in the fourth quarter. J.R. Smith dropped in 11 points on just 3 of 9 from the floor, and nailed three triples. George Hill added 11 points on 1 of 3 from the field, and pulled down six rebounds in 19 minutes off the bench. The Cavaliers shot 43.2 percent from the field, and shot 34.5 percent on 10 of 29 from three-point range.

This was a win or go home game for both teams in game-seven, and the Cavaliers pulled off the win at home. The Cavaliers struggled on offense in this series, but they played better on defense. The Cavaliers will play on the road in game one on Tuesday night and will play against the Toronto Raptors.

LeBron James said, “I’m burnt right now, im not thinking about Toronto right now until tomorrow. I’m ready to go home. Can we? I’m tired. I want to go home.”

For the Pacers, Victor Oladipo led the way with 30 points on 10 of 21 from the field, to go along with 12 rebounds, six assists, three steals, and made four three-pointers. Darren Collison finished with 23 points on 9 of 13 from the floor. Thaddeus Young posted a double-double with 14 points on 6 of 13 from the field, gathered 10 rebounds, and dished out four assists. Myles Turner put up eight points on 2 of 3 from the field, and collected four rebounds. Domantas Sabonis supplied 10 points on merely 3 of 10 from the floor, and picked up five rebounds off the pine.

Lance Stephenson managed eight on 3 of 6 from the field in 12 minutes off the bench. The Pacers shot 45 percent from the field, and shot only 32.3 percent on 10 of 31 from three-point distance. The Pacers out-scored the Cavaliers in the paint 44 to 30. The Pacers had a great chance to win the series, but they unfortunately lost the series in seven games.

The Pacers were out-scored 31-19 in the first quarter, and that’s what cost them of winning the game. They had no answers for LeBron James. The Pacers did play much better this season than people thought, and Victor Oladipo will have a chance to win the most improved player of the year.

LeBron James Buzzer Beater Three-Pointer Lifts Cavs Past Pacers In Game Five In The First Round Of The Playoffs 98-95

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home slip by the Indiana Pacers in game-five in the first round of the playoffs 98-95. The Cavaliers take a 3-2 lead in the series. LeBron James finished with 44 points on 14 of 24 from the field, plucked 10 rebounds, and dished out eight assists. The Cavaliers had the ball with three seconds left and the game was tied at 95-95. James made the game winning three-pointer at the buzzer to help the Cavs to victory.

Kyle Korver put in 19 points on 6 of 11 from the field, grabbed six rebounds, and sunk five three-pointers. Kevin Love posted a double-double with 11 points on merely 2 of 11 from the field, and picked up 10 rebounds. Larry Nance Jr. contributed five points on 2 of 3 from the floor in 19 minutes off the bench. The Cavaliers only shot 41.3 percent from the field, and shot 31.3 percent on 10 of 32 from three-point range. The Cavaliers did shoot a tremendous 96.3 percent on 26 of 27 from the foul line.

The Cavaliers win a big game at home, but they let the Pacers comeback in the fourth quarter. The Cavaliers struggled on offense, but they got enough stops on defense to win the game. Meanwhile, George Hill was out with a back injury. The Cavaliers will head to Indiana to play against the Indiana Pacers in game-six tomorrow night.

LeBron James said, “As a kid you always have those 3, 2, 1 moments and that’s what it kind of felt like, I felt like I was a kid all over again playing basketball at my house on makeshift hoops and my socks as a basketball.”

For the Pacers, Domantas Sabonis led the way with 22 points on 8 of 15 from the field, and gathered five rebounds off the bench. Thaddeus Young pitched in 16 points on 8 of 9 from the floor, and snatched six rebounds. Victor Oladipo logged 12 points on just 2 of 15 from the field, including 12 rebounds, and four assists. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 11 points on 4 of 9 from the floor, and drained three from downtown. Myles Turner generated eight points on 3 of 4 from the field, and blocked two shots in 21 minutes.

Lance Stephenson compiled 12 points on 4 of 8 from the floor, and gave out four assists off the pine. Cory Joseph racked up six points on merely 2 of 6 from the field, to go along with five rebounds, six assists, and two steals off the bench. The Pacers shot 47.9 percent from the field, and shot 30 percent on 6 of 20 behind the three-point line.

The Pacers out-scored the Cavaliers in the paint 42 to 32. The Pacers bench out-scored the Cavaliers bench 42 to 18. The Pacers did not give up, and they were in a good position to win. The Pacers just had no answer for LeBron James, and he made a big shot. The Pacers will have a chance at home to tie the series, and force a game seven tomorrow night.

Cleveland Cavaliers Hold Off Indiana Pacers In Game Four In The First Round Of The Playoffs 104-100

The Cleveland Cavaliers win a big game on the road against the Indiana Pacers in game-four in the first round of the playoffs 104-100. The Cavaliers even the series at two games to two. LeBron James led all scorers with 32 points on 12 of 22 from the field, to go along with 13 rebounds, seven assists, and two blocks in 46 minutes. Kyle Korver scored 18 points on 4 of 9 from the field, drained four three-pointers, and blocked two shots. Korver made a couple big three-pointers in the fourth quarter.

J.R. Smith dropped in 12 points on just 4 of 12 from the field, grabbed six rebounds, and buried four three-pointers. At the end of the first quarter, J.R. made a buzzer beater three from three-quarters court. Jordan Clarkson added 12 points on 5 of 9 from the floor off the bench. Jeff Green managed eight points on 3 of 5 from the field, plucked four rebounds, and dished out four assists off the pine. Larry Nance Jr. finished with six points on 2 of 4 from the floor, and stripped away two steals in 15 minutes off the bench.

Kevin Love racked up five points on merely 2 of 10 from the field, pulled down 11 rebounds, and gathered two steals. The Cavaliers shot 44.9 percent from the field, and shot 35.3 percent on 12 of 34 from three-point range. The Cavaliers once again were up by as many as 16 points, but they let the Pacers comeback in the second half. The Cavaliers have struggled on offense in this series, but they have played better on defense.

The Cavaliers have more momentum now with this series tied 2-2, and will have home-court advantage in game five. The Cavaliers will host the Indiana Pacers in game-five tomorrow night. Meanwhile, George Hill did not play with a back injury.

LeBron James said about Korver, “He’s one of the all-time leaders in 3-pointers made, his four 3s were huge. We needed every last one of them, obviously.”

For the Pacers, Myles Turner tallied 17 points on 7 of 9 from the field, and hit three triples in 23 minutes. Victor Oladipo had an off game with 17 points on only 5 of 20 from the floor, including six rebounds, five assists, and two blocks. Thaddeus Young posted a double-double with 12 points on 5 of 12 from the floor, collected 16 rebounds, picked up three steals, and blocked two shots. Darren Collison poured in 12 points on 5 of 14 from the field, snagged five rebounds, and gave out eight assists. Bojan Bogdanovic dumped in 10 points on 4 of 13 from the field, and caught six rebounds.

Domantas Sabonis accrued 19 points on 9 of 12 from the floor, and snatched six rebounds off the bench. Lance Stephenson concluded with 11 points on 5 of 11 from the field, and handed out six assists off the pine. The Pacers shot 43 percent from the field, and shot 36.4 percent on 12 of 33 behind the three-point line. All of Pacers starters scored in double-figures. The Pacers competed well, and kept fighting, but it was not enough for them to win the game. The Pacers needed to execute better on offense.

Cleveland Cavaliers Pull Off The Win Against Indiana Pacers In Game Two In The First Round Of The Playoffs 100-97

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home squeeze past the Indiana Pacers 100-97 in game-two in the first round of the playoffs. The series is now tied at 1-1. LeBron James had a game-high 46 points on 17 of 24 from the field, to go along with 12 rebounds, five assists, and two steals. James scored the Cavaliers first 16 points of the game. Kevin Love finished with 15 points on merely 5 of 16 from the field, and grabbed eight rebounds.

Kyle Korver scored 12 points on 4 of 8 from the field, and made four three-pointers. J.R. Smith put in five points on 2 of 5 from the floor, and stripped away two steals. J.R. played good defense on Oladipo a couple-times in this game. Jose Calderon added five points on 2 of 4 from the field in 13 minutes off the bench. The Cavaliers shot 50.7 percent from the field, and shot 39.3 percent on 11 of 28 from three-point range.

The Cavaliers set the tone early, and did play good defense. This was a big win for the Cavaliers as they could not afford to go down 2-0 when they have to play the next two games on the road. The Cavaliers role players will have to step it up as James scored 46 of the teams 100 points in the game. The Cavaliers will play in Indiana tonight in game- three against the Indiana Pacers.

LeBron James said, “Coach Lue called up the first play for me and it went down, so we went back to it. I was able to hit another one. And it just felt like I was in a really good rhythm, so I just tried to see how long I could stay in that zone and try to make a mark on the game early on.”

For the Pacers, Victor Oladipo led the way with 22 points on 9 of 18 from the field, and dished out six assists. Oladipo only played 28 minutes because he was in foul trouble, but he did have six turnovers. Darron Collison managed 16 points on 7 of 11 from the field, including five rebounds, and six assists. Collison made a couple big three-pointers in the fourth quarter. Myles Turner poured in 18 points on 7 of 12 from the floor, and picked up five rebounds.

Thaddeus Young tossed in eight points on 4 of 6 from the field, snatched six rebounds, and gathered three steals. Bojan Bogdonovic amassed eight points on 3 of 6 from the floor, and gave out four assists. Lance Stephenson contributed 10 points on 5 of 9 from the field, and collected four rebounds off the bench. The Pacers shot a solid 52.6 percent from the field, and shot just 27.3 percent on 6 of 22 from three-point distance. The Pacers did play sloppy with 17 turnovers.

The Pacers out-scored the Cavaliers in the paint 62 to 30. The Pacers were down 24-6 in the first quarter, but they did not let the game get away from them. The Pacers only lost the game by three points, and they had a good chance to win the game. The Pacers will have the momentum going into game three at home tonight.

Cleveland Cavaliers Annihilated New York Knicks 123-109

The Cleveland Cavaliers on the road run past the New York Knicks 123-109. The Cavaliers improve to 50-31, and the Knicks fall to 28-53 on the season. Kevin Love led all scorers with 28 points on 9 of 17 from the field, grabbed five rebounds, and nailed six three-pointers. LeBron James posted a double-double with 26 points on 7 of 16 from the floor, dished out 11 assists, and plucked six rebounds. Jeff Green scored 10 points on 3 of 6 from the field.

Jordan Clarkson added 16 points on 5 of 9 from the floor, and drained four three-pointers off the pine. Clarkson made a couple clutch three-pointers in the fourth quarter.  J.R. Smith contributed 16 points on 6 of 13 from the field, to go along with seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals off the bench. Larry Nance Jr. poured in 10 points on 4 of 6 from the field, and pulled down six rebounds in 19 minutes off the pine. The Cavaliers shot 47 percent from the field, and shot a solid 42.2 percent on 19 of 45 from three-point range.

The Cavaliers moved the ball well, and executed well on offense. This was a five point game in the fourth quarter, but the Cavaliers closed out the game well. The Cavaliers bench out-scored the Knicks bench 52 to 38. The Cavaliers have won six of their last seven games. Meanwhile, Rodney Hood did not play with an achilles injury. The Cavaliers will host the New York Knicks tonight.

Kevin Love said, “It’s been it feels like a number of seasons within the season, but it’s also gone by pretty fast, I know I was injured for a number of games, but it still feels like it was a little bit of a blur, so we got one more left at home and as we always say the real things starts.”

For the Knicks, Michael Beasley led the way with 20 points on 8 of 13 from the field, including four rebounds, and three steals. Lance Thomas managed 14 points on 6 of 9 from the field, and gathered seven rebounds. Trey Burke put in 12 points on 5 of 11 from the floor, and gave out eight assists. Rookie Frank Ntilikina pitched in 17 points on 8 of 16 from the field, snatched six rebounds, and handed out five assists. Kyle O’Quinn tossed in eight points on 4 of 6 from the floor, collected four rebounds, and blocked two shots.

Courtney Lee accrued 17 points on 7 of 12 from the field, and picked up six rebounds off the bench. Damyean Dotson generated 11 points on 4 of 9 from the floor, and nabbed four rebounds in 19 minutes off the pine. The Knicks shot a remarkable 52.9 percent from the field, and shot 36.7 percent on 11 of 30 behind the three-point line. The Knicks out-scored the Cavaliers in the paint 54 to 36.

The Knicks did not get enough stops on defense to win. The Knicks have now lost six of their last seven games. Meanwhile, Enes Kanter was out with a wrist and back injury, Tim Hardaway Jr. missed the game with an ankle injury, and Emmanuel Mudiay was sidelined with a concussion.