Cle 21 15 29 21 86
NYK 38 22 21 36 117
Date of game: 1/30/2014

Recap: New York vs. Cleveland

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points to lead the New York Knicks in a 117-86 drubbing of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday.

Tim Hardaway, Jr. scored a career-high 29 points for New York, which won its fourth consecutive game. J.R. Smith netted 19 points, Raymond Felton scored 12 points with nine assists and Tyson Chandler added 11 points with eight rebounds.

"I think he is playing more relaxed," Knicks head coach Mike Woodson said of Smith. "He is more engaged and in-tune and he is doing what we want from him."

Kyrie Irving scored a team-high 24 points and Dion Waiters added 21 points off the bench for the Cavs, losers in three straight.

"Our defense was terrible," Cleveland's Luol Deng admitted. "They executed and we couldn't stop them."

A C.J. Miles 3-pointer gave the Cavs a brief 5-4 lead early in the first quarter. Chandler then made a three-point play to ignite a 13-3 run and give the Knicks a 17-7 advantage with just under eight minutes remaining in the frame.

Anthony followed Chandler with a 3-pointer, then capped the run with a jumper after Smith buried a trey.

Hardaway converted a three-point play late in the quarter before an Anthony dunk helped the Knicks to a 38-21 lead after one frame.

New York shot 12-for-20 from the floor in the opening quarter and scored 11 points off of six Cleveland turnovers.

Midway through the second, Anthony scored the final four points of an 8-0 burst that increased the margin to 58-29. The Knicks led 60-36 at the break.

The Cavs ended the third quarter on a 14-6 run to cut the deficit to 81-65, but Hardaway knocked down three triples during a 13-5 spurt in the fourth to help New York maintain a healthy margin.

Game Notes

Deng scored 13 points in defeat ... New York outrebounded Cleveland 44-36 ... Irving was 10-of-25 from the field ... Hardaway was 6-of-12 from beyond the arc ... The Knicks outscored the Cavs 22-8 on the fastbreak.

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Broncos list Manning questionable for Monday

The Denver Broncos have declared quarterback Peyton Manning as questionable for Monday night's game at Cincinnati due to a thigh injury the five-time league MVP sustained last week.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.