The Cleveland Cavaliers came away with a very comfortable 108-87 victory on the road over the New York Knick Sunday night.
This was the second consecutive game in which the Cleveland Cavaliers did not trail. Cleveland defeated the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden by a score of 108-87.
Fast break points and points in the paint were the two areas the the Cavaliers had a clear advantage in. Cleveland outscored New York 23-11 on the fast break and 50-32 in the paint. The Cavaliers were clearly in control throughout the game.
Collin Sexton scored a career-high 31 points at “The Mecca”. The important thing to take away from his performance was his efficiency. Sexton made 10 of 16 attempts, including 5-8 from three-point range. As the season progresses, Sexton will need to continue to be on the more efficient side of things when it comes to shooting. There are times that Sexton does seem to struggle in that area.
Jordan Clarkson came off the bench and had a stereotypical Jordan Clarkson performance. Clarkson went 6-14 from the field (1-4 3PT) and made all four free throws. This led to Clarkson tying Kevin Love for the second-most points scored by a Cavaliers player Sunday.
Speaking of Kevin Love, Love had an excellent night at the free throw line. Love made all nine free throws en route to scoring 17 points. Shooting from deep was not kind to him as he missed all three attempts. Love finished going 4-11 overall and was able to grab eight rebounds.
Tristan Thompson was not able to get a double-double as he finished with nine points and nine rebounds. Thompson is still a double-double machine and has seven in nine games. It is not out of the question to expect Thompson to have a double-double in his next game.
Sunday’s victory gave the Cavaliers two consecutive wins in their red uniforms.