NBA Game Summary - New York at Cleveland|
(Tuesday, December 10th)
Final Score: Cleveland 109, New York 94
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyrie Irving continued his recent
dominance of the Knicks, tallying 37 points and 11 assists in the Cleveland
Cavaliers' 109-94 win over New York from Quicken Loans Arena.
Irving, who entered the tilt averaging 27.4 points per game in his last five
against New York, shot 14-of-23 from the floor and 4-of-7 from the arc as
Cleveland won for the fourth time in five games.
Jarrett Jack added 17 points off the bench for Cleveland, while Tristan
Thompson and C.J. Miles went for 12 and 10 points, respectively, in the
"The first thing we wanted to try to clean up here and take care of was the
defensive end of the floor," said Cleveland head coach Mike Brown. "We wanted
to try to establish a certain culture here."
Carmelo Anthony poured in 29 points for New York, which lost its second
consecutive game. Amar'e Stoudemire scored 15 points, J.R. Smith chipped in 14
and Pablo Prigioni dished out a season-high nine assists in extended minutes
off the bench.
"This is all new to me. I've never started a season this way, 5-15," said
Stoudemire. "The only way for me to deal with it is to continue to get better,
stay positive, keep working hard and see what happens."
Two days after finding themselves in a 25-3 hole against Boston, the Knicks
trailed 27-9 early in the contest Tuesday.
New York's bench fueled a second quarter charge that made it 48-45 at halftime
in favor of the Cavs, but Cleveland pulled away in the third after Irving
outscored the entire Knicks' starting unit, 12-11, in the frame.
Thompson and Alonzo Gee added eight points apiece and the Cavs led 81-65
heading into the fourth.
Jack scored five straight early in the fourth to end New York's comeback
Cleveland snapped a three-game losing streak against the Knicks ...The Cavs
won the rebounding margin, 38-31 ... Andrea Bargnani scored 11 points for New
York on 5-of-17 shooting ... The Knicks will host Chicago on Wednesday.
Cleveland will visit Orlando on Friday.
12/11 01:24:44 ET