Knicks cruise to 109-91 victory over the Cavaliers
The New York Knicks embarked on an impressive journey in Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, as they dominated the Cleveland Cavaliers with a final score of 109-91. The Knicks’ balanced offensive performance, combined with stalwart defense, showcased their prowess.
The Knicks were led by the dynamic duo of Julius Randle and Jalen Brunson, who each contributed 19 points to the victory. Randle, displaying his usual versatility, also secured 10 rebounds, notching a double-double for the evening. Immanuel Quickley was a force to be reckoned with off the bench, chipping in 18 points to bolster the Knicks’ offense.
We started the third quarter terrible, really lackadaisical and then we picked it up. Thibs got on us and we just turned it around.
– Jalen Brunson
The Knicks set the tone early, surging to a 41-31 lead at the beginning of the second quarter. However, the Cavaliers, determined to mount a comeback, launched a spirited 10-1 run to slice the deficit to a single point, with the score reading 42-41.
Nonetheless, the Knicks regrouped after halftime, returning to a double-digit lead that they would never relinquish. The third quarter was particularly impressive, with the Knicks outscoring the Cavaliers 28-16, effectively putting the game out of reach for the home team.
It’s worth noting that the Cavaliers were without the services of Caris LeVert in this contest. Donovan Mitchell, who had missed the previous game due to a sore right hamstring, made a triumphant return, leading the Cavaliers with 26 points. Isaac Okoro and Georges Niang also contributed 11 points each for the Cavaliers.
Up-next: The Knicks (2-2) will host the Cavaliers (1-3) tonight from 7:30 pm.