Porzingis returns to double-double mode but Knicks bow to Cavs
- Updated: December 24, 2015
Without Carmelo Anthony who decided to sit this game and rest, it was Lance Thomas who took over in the lineup, following his best game as a Knick this season.
Thomas played 34 minutes and scored 8 points shooting 4-11 from the field before counting his 6th personal foul with 2 seconds left of play.
The Knicks never led throughout the first three quarters only managed to tie the game a couple of times in the third but it was Langston Galloway‘s jumper with 4 minutes to play that put New York up 82-80. Unfortunately, their fuel was pretty much done and allowed the Cavaliers to go on a 8-0 run to seal fate of the game. Final score Knicks 84 – Cavaliers 91.
Kristaps Porzingis emerged as the Knick high-scorer of the game, after recent struggle and finished the night with 23 points and 13 rebounds. The rookie however scored all his points before the 4 quarter having just one attempt in the final act, a missed 58 foot buzzer.
“I think our fight was there. They were better at the end. We couldn’t figure out how to finish the game.”
– Kristaps Porzingis
Arron Afflalo had 16 points for New York while Derrick Williams added 11 off the bench. Jose Calderon contributed with 10 points and 6 assists.