All the hype and hooplah leading up to the Cavs vs Knicks in the Garden tonight bled through to the court, when Lebron James got into a shoving match with Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina, later exchanging words with newly-acquired Knick Enes Kanter.
Frank Ntilinka & Enes Kanter stand up vs LeBron James pic.twitter.com/wdI3oBvgDu
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The Knicks were taking it to the Cavaliers earlier, with the Cavs being down as much as 23 in the second half. Tyronn Lue even took his starters out at the end of the third quarter. With the Cavaliers having a subpar start to the season, Lebron & Company were able to stage a phenomenal fourth quarter ending in Lebron hitting a step-back three pointer over Kristaps Porzingis with only 1:23 left in the game to put the Cavs up by three, completing the biggest comeback the team has seen in over 11 years.
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Kyle Korver contributed tremendously, hitting 5 three pointers in the fourth quarter. Lebron finished with 23 points for the Cavaliers, with Tim Hardaway Jr. scoring 28 to lead the way for the Knicks.
I know this is gonna come off as pretty corny, but there hasn’t been that kinda atmosphere in the Garden in A LONG TIME. The Knicks were absolutely taking it to the Cavaliers early and showed some fire in the process with a 19-year old rookie getting right in Lebron’s face early. The Cavs needed this win. They have been playing extremely poorly the beginning of this season but were able to show why they are still a team to be afraid of in their crazy comeback. Kristaps Porzingis only shot 7-21 tonight, something he has not done all year. This game was only played in mid-November, which makes me sooooo excited for what we’re gonna get to see the rest of the year.