LeBron steers Cavs to huge come­back

Curry-less War­riors pounce Magic for sev­enth straight win

The Freeman - - SPORTS -

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.


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 New York.

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