By Charlie Widdoes (Twitter)
CAVALIERS 106, KNICKS 100 | MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
How it Happened:
The Knicks' win streak came to its end at eight games as New York fell to the Cavaliers on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden. Another strong start for the Orange and Blue held until the 4th quarter, but Cleveland mounted a run and was able to hang on for the victory.
After building a 15-point lead heading into halftime, the Knicks held strong in the third behind a dominant performance from Carmelo Anthony, who had 28 of his 32 points in the first three quarters. But once the Cavs tied the game at 90 with just over seven minutes to play, the momentum swung.
As the next few minutes went back and forth, Jarrett Jack picked up the slack left by Kyrie Irving's absence. Jack had 13 of his 31 points in the 4th quarter, including a few back-breaking free throw line jumpers that put the game away.
Knick of the Night:
Anthony helped stake the Knicks to a healthy lead early, but ultimately his team wasn't able to sustain the effort for all 48 minutes.
New York embarks on a five-game, seven-day road trip to the west coast after this, starting with a back-to-back set with the Lakers and Kings on Tuesday and Wednesday.