Down 23, Cavs use treys to pull out win

San Francisco Chronicle - - SPORTS -

LeBron James had 23 points, 12 as­sists and nine re­bounds, Kyle Korver scored 19 of his 21 points in the fourth quar­ter to spark a huge come­back, and Cleve­land beat the Knicks 104-101 in New York on Mon­day night.

James and the rest of the Cav­a­liers’ start­ing five were benched in the third quar­ter as the Knicks built a 23-point lead. James re­turned to hit two of the Cav­a­liers’ nine three-point­ers in the fourth quar­ter as they won at Madison Square Gar­den for the eighth straight time.

Cleve­land outscored New York 43-25 in the fourth quar­ter, mak­ing more threes than the Knicks had bas­kets (eight).

Tim Har­d­away Jr. had 28 points and 10 re­bounds, and Enes Kan­ter added 20 points and 16 boards for the Knicks. Kristaps Porzingis had 20 on 7-for-21 shoot­ing.

New York led by 15 af­ter three pe­ri­ods, but the Cavs sur­rounded James with plenty of perime­ter shoot­ers and the Knicks couldn’t con­tain them. Cleve­land tied it on Chan­ning Frye’s three with 2:15 to go be­fore James made it 100-97 on an­other three with 1:23 left.

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