Irving, Cavaliers Thump Knicks
Kyrie Irving had 37 points and led the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 109-94 win over the ever-downward-spiraling New York Knicks on Tuesday night.
Irving had 11 dimes on the night and led the charge in the third quarter when Cleveland pulled away for good. Jarrett Jack added 17 and Tristan Thompson had 12 for the Cavaliers who won for the fourth straight time at home.
The Knicks were able to erase an early 18-point deficit but their lack of defense quickly gave it all back. Carmelo Anthony scored 29 and Amare Stoudemire contributed 15 in the losing effort for the Knicks who dropped to 5-15 on the season.
"I'm getting tired of using the word embarrassing," said Anthony. "I really don't have the answer. You can't teach energy. Right now, the losing is becoming unacceptable. Hopefully, everybody feels like that"
Up next for the reeling Knicks is a Wednesday night matchup with rival Chicago at Madison Square Garden.