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The Cleveland Cavaliers welcomed the Knicks to Quicken Loans Arena and it was a fun game until the very end.
The Cavaliers got off to an insane start in this game. They were shooting around 80% for most of the first half. Behind a 10 for 10 shooting performance from Mareesse Speights, the Cavs racked up a 61-49 lead at halftime.
It was Kyrie Irving's bobble head night and his first game back after missing three games with a sore right knee. He looked just fine in the early parts of the game.
Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller both missed the game due to illness. Byron Scott said that they were both in the hospital with vomiting and stuff. Hopefully they get back and healthy soon. The Cavs could have definitely used them tonight, specifically Dion as the offense stalled out several times.
Luke Walton was dropping dimes like crazy in the first half. He dished out 9 assists in 16 first half minutes. I, for one, welcome our new Luke Walton overlord.
The New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony slipped awkwardly in the second quarter, stayed on the ground for a little bit, and then walked directly to the tunnel. He didn't stop at the bench to talk to the trainer or anything -- he just left. MSG reported that he had an injured right knee and would not return.
And then the third quarter happened. The Cavaliers couldn't hit a shot to save their lives. It took let 4:28 to even get a field goal as the Knicks opened on a 10-0 run. The 12-point lead at halftime shrunk to just 4 points by the start of the fourth quarter.
Then the Knicks all of the threes in the fourth quarter. The Cavs blew the lead and Kyrie got blocked on the potential game-tying shot. The Knicks escaped the Q with a 102-97 win after a brutal collapse by the Cavs.
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