CAVALIERS TRIO LEADS WAY IN ROUT OF KNICKS
new york» Kyrie Irving scored 28 points, LeBron James scored 25, and Kevin Love added 21 as the Cleveland Cavaliers crushed the New York Knicks 126-94 on Wednesday night.
James had nothing to say Wednesday morning about Knicks President Phil Jackson and not much more about his decision to not stay with the team in a Donald Trump-branded hotel, but he and the Cavs made a loud statement at Madison Square Garden.
It was their second straight win after a three-game skid, and they handed the Knicks their worst loss of the season.
Derrick Rose missed his first game of the season for New York with lower back pain.
Giannis Antetokounmpo got his second triple-double of the season to lead the Bucks over the Trail Blazers 115-107. Antetokounmpo had 15 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his seventh career double-double — second-most in franchise history — and is the only NBA player averaging at least 20 points, eight rebounds, five assists, two blocks and two steals this season. Damian Lillard scored a team-high 30 points to go with seven rebounds and six assists for Portland. … Avery Bradley scored 23 points, Jae Crowder had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Celtics routed the Magic 117-87. … Kemba Walker scored 25 points, Nic Batum posted his third straight doubledouble and the Hornets beat the Pistons 87-77. … Dwight Howard had 23 points and 17 rebounds, Paul Millsap added 21 points and the Hawks snapped a sevengame losing streak with a 103-95 victory over the Heat. … Eric Gordon made a career-high eight 3-points and scored 26 points to help the Rockets cruise to a 134-95 victory over the Lakers. James Harden added 25 points for Houston. … DeMarcus Cousins had 24 points and 14 rebounds, and the Kings snapped a three-game losing streak with a 120-89 victory over the Mavericks. … Paul George had 25 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Pacers over the Suns 109-94.
Warriors pledge to help. Golden State players and coaches pledged $75,000 to help relief efforts for the deadly Oakland, Calif., warehouse fire that happened only a few miles from their home arena. Separately, the franchise already donated $50,000 to the Oakland Fire Relief fund. The Associated Press