LeBron steers Cavs to huge comeback
Curry-less Warriors pounce Magic for seventh straight win
NEW YORK — LeBron James had 23 points and 12 assists, Kyle Korver scored 19 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to spark a huge comeback, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the New York Knicks 104101 on Monday night.
James also had a technical foul after a first-quarter altercation with Frank Ntilikina and Enes Kanter, which seemed to charge up the Knicks as they built what became a 23-point lead late in the third quarter.
But the Cavaliers made nine 3pointers in the fourth after hitting just seven through three quarters, charging back for their eighth straight victory at Madison Square Garden.
Tim Hardaway Jr. had 28 points and 10 rebounds, and Kanter added 20 points and 16 boards. But Kristaps Porzingis shot only 7 for 21 while scoring 20 points as the Knicks blew their chance to beat the Cavs for the second time this season.
New York led by 15 after three but the Cavs surrounded James with plenty of perimeter shooting and the Knicks couldn't contain them. Cleveland tied it on Channing Frye's 3 with 2:15 to go before James made it 100-97 on another 3 with 1:23 left.
WARRIORS 110, MAGIC 100
Kevin Durant had 21 points, a season-high eight assists and seven rebounds, Shaun Livingston scored a season-best 16 points in place of the injured Stephen Curry, and the Golden State Warriors pulled away in the second half to beat the Orlando Magic for their seventh straight win.
Draymond Green had a season-high 20 points, five assists, four rebounds and two steals as the Warriors completed an unbeaten fourgame homestand. (AP)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, left, drives
to the basket against New York
Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis (6) during the first half of a NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in