Final: Cavaliers 106, Knicks 100

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Knicks 106-100 Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.

The loss snapped the Knicks’ season-best eight-game win streak.

The Knicks were within four with under a minute to go. Carmelo Anthony drained a pair of three throws to cut the deficit to two before Jarrett Jack — who’s starting in place of the injured Kyrie Irving — nailed a jumper to give the Cavaliers’ a four-point cushion.

New York held a 61-46 lead at halftime before Cleveland recorded a 31-point third quarter. The Knicks were up 90-85 with under nine minutes remaining. Jack scored five consecutive points to tie up at 90-all before Luol Deng gave the Cavs the lead at 93-92. After Anthony helped New York regain the lead, Jack’s jumper put Cleveland ahead, again, en route to the win.

The win snapped Cleveland’s four-game losing skid.

Jack finished with a team-high 31 points and game-high 10 assists, in addition to five rebounds. Dion Waiters added 22 points while Deng had 13.

Anthony led the Knicks with 32 points and eight boards, while J.R. Smith and Raymond Felton had 18 and 14 points, respectively. Amar’e Stoudemire and Tim Hardaway Jr. each scored 12, while Tyson Chandler was limited to four points and six rebounds.

For the full recap, visit SNY.tv.


The Knicks travel out the Pacific Coast to take on the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center Tuesday night at 10:30 p.m.




69 comments
David Ortiz
David Ortiz

Woody left his losing mark on this game sitting Amare too long and refusing to put Murry in to defend on Jack. What a drone.

joeknix
joeknix

. . . yet another player having a career night against Raymond Felton.  Sigh.

frankieboy
frankieboy

bunch a lame excuses from Woody. 


Ridiculous 

Brostoevsky
Brostoevsky

Has anyone seen our help defense anywhere? Whenever a Knicks' guard (usually Felton) gets beat off a dribble drive the Knicks NEVER EVER EVER get help from a big man in the paint. I can't even remember the last time I saw Chandler block or change a shot helping in this situation. Stat at least tried to do this last night, in the process setting what might be a record for goal tends in a single game (do they keep that stat?).

Every time I see an undersized guard get a wide open, unchallenged layup in the lane of a drive while Chandler is just standing around face-guarding his cover I wonder "How does that happen?"

Isn't this what Chandler gets paid big dollars for? It surely isn't for his offense. Yes, perimeter defense is a big problem, but I'm very disappointed with the lack of help.

zebeto
zebeto

This loss felt like a good uppercut to the Liver ................stings, woke up pissed off and all !

Brostoevsky
Brostoevsky

Woodson interview template:

Coach, why was it so hard to get into the flow tonight?

"We had a lot of open looks from an offensive standpoint, but the shots just didn't fall. I thought [Raymond, JR] and [Melo] were open at times but they just wouldn't drop, man."

What did you see from [Jarrett Jack] tonight?

"He's a great player, and he hurt us tonight from an all-around standpoint. He's a talented guy who's in the mix for MVP of this league and we just couldn't stay in front of him."

Coach, what about the lack of defensive effort?

"I wasn't happy with our defense today. I have to get these guys focused on making stops from a defensive standpoint. That's on me. We can't [cough up a big lead] and expect to win."

Why is this team struggling right now?

"Well I can't take anything away from [the Cavs] they're one of the most talented teams in this league. They were just better than us tonight."

Are the playoffs still achievable?

"It's my job to get us in the playoffs, and I'm going to work my butt off to get this team over the hump. We're still only [4] games out and it's still early in the season."

JayfromtheFix
JayfromtheFix

Sometimes i really hate the knicks! Everytime i get my hopes up they pull some crap like this 

johneco
johneco

DeAndre Kane might go undrafted.  I hope we can pick him up.

lindro88
lindro88

Jack the latest and probably not the last, to hit his season high against this team. Maybe at some point Woodson might have considered trying a different lineup in the 4th qtr. Btw when did Shannon Brown leap into the rotation? He looks like Felton is his personal trainer

Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

Mike Woodson is the worst coach down the stretch of close games, the absolute worst.

brookdon
brookdon

I don't understand the mutiny, I thought it was cool to hope the team loses? We should be jumping for joy! Jarrett Jack whoop whoop!

Randy Wilson
Randy Wilson

Knicks lose the seaason is over, They had their chance and they messed it up. This team is a F***in joke.

tommy2b
tommy2b

I nearly shat myself when I read this.  Isiah better not be in Dolan's ear.


"It’s been talked a lot about just how the next coach will come on. I think Phil is going to be pleasantly surprised when he sits down and has a conversation with Mike Woodson about his understanding of basketball and his understanding of implementing a triangle, if that’s what he wants implemented, and understanding the system and style of play," Thomas said. "We all come from championship backgrounds, we all come from championship philosophies and coaches and Woodson will not have a problem understanding and implementing the nuances of the triangle if that’s what Phil wants done.”

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

i hope Shump is near hospital bound for missing tonight's game, melo seemed to play last week with the flu

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

i highly recommend every knicks fan to read Phil's book 11 rings, it goes into great detail about his system, and more importantly what his plan for the knicks will be in the future. after reading, these losses wont upset you anymore because nobody except Melo will be around when this franchise is headed on the right path,

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

FIRE BALDY!!! 

Good night TKB folks.

I'm depressed and will be until Woody is out of NY!!!! 

1harris1
1harris1

So much for benefitting from Kyrie Irving not playing.  No matter.  Felton is capable of making any secondary point guard look like Oscar Robertson.  No wonder Steve Nash hurried to get back to playing for the Lakers.  He saw who's upcoming on the schedule.

JerseyFan1
JerseyFan1

Once we are out of playoffs Jackson should fire woody and just play the young guys the rest of the way.

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

now that this season is over, other than Melo, Shump and thjr, who will ge on this team this time next year

glider1965
glider1965

@joeknix  While folks are counting the days to Woody's departure, I keep watching the Felton clock -- can't tick down fast enough for me.

zebeto
zebeto

@joeknix cmon ...it was Feltons hyperextended thumbs fault ...lol

zebeto
zebeto

@frankieboy its a Excuse competition all year long between Woodson and Felton .

HypoCrit_calNYKfans
HypoCrit_calNYKfans

@johneco   


Steve Kerr was the color commentator of the UNC and Iowa State game and he was high on Kane, so if Kerr becomes the coach you can be sure that he will work out Kane. That is if Kane go undrafted, but I doubt he will!

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@SheSaidSpikeWho  Awesome stat.

Says a sh!tload about this team's fire, will, and compromise.


Which is why, of course, they're making a desperate, last ditch effort to make the post season which is too little, too late for a team that never really appeared to care, commit, and a coach that took 60+ to actually know which rotations and lineups fit better, which he should've done 50 games earlier....


Just way too disappointing a season. Thank God Woodson's tenure is over very, very soon.

brookdon
brookdon

You've been waiting a long time to do this huh. Last 8 games must have been completely unbearable

tommy2b
tommy2b

@Sandro Guedes  I respect akamarb and Kiyan they were still to be found during losing streaks.  Biggie and Jimmy BX?  Nowhere.  Bandwagon fans.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Jerry Gee  Number of rotation players really isn't a factor. We've seen coaches go 6-7 deep and make deep playoff runs.

Normally, toward the end of seasons, coaches tighten up their rotations.

1harris1
1harris1

@Jerry Gee Only 12 more games with this guy as coach.  Then we can look to kill somebody else. lol

zebeto
zebeto

@Jerry Gee ...lets not forget that maybe around 10-12 loses that we had were by 2-4 points ........... lots of close loses this year ,,,end of the game management ? (woodson)

brookdon
brookdon

He's selfish for trying to overextend himself?

Wouldn't he be called selfish for saying "I'm tired so I'm just gonna chill" as well? It's a lose lose situation.

JerseyFan1
JerseyFan1

I'm with you on that. Jackson said Melo can bring his game another level he mean recognizing u have other players on team. If u are STONE COLD just pass the ball. ISO is not the answer. Like Jackson said it takes TEAM effort. Ask Kobe & Shaq.

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

when Phil takes over, he'll teach Melo how to trust, he did it fir michael and kobe despite their resistance

rico
rico

And then you'll find something else to be depressed about

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

dont be depressed, Phil is here and real positive change will be here

chudogz1
chudogz1

@ Seth Nadler. Pao Gasol

johneco
johneco

@knicks50 @johneco DraftExpress is not projecting him to be drafted.  I guess due to his age - older players have historically fared poorly, especially guards.

lindro88
lindro88

Why would you believe in anything this team did? Tonight they let an old guard having his worst season go off for 31/10. Really pathetic as it gets.

brookdon
brookdon

LMAO Biggie was on this site when D Lee was the best player on the team and Big Al was launching from everywhere

johneco
johneco

@brookdon Exactly, what a ridiculous post.  It's the player's fault for playing the heavy minutes that his coach asks?

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

there's a lot wrong with this team, coaching is just one of them

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@brookdon  We're talking about fans that bet against their own team...

Does it really surprise you?

brookdon
brookdon

I really don't care, I just find the whole taunting Knicks fans who thought we were gonna win the game after the fact stupid and immature especially with the amount of the same thing that goes on here when we do get wins.

JerseyFan1
JerseyFan1

Cover up; his talk is cheap/his action on court gives him away.