The basketball game that went down between the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks last evening was, to put it gently, sloppy. Both teams, fighting for playoff position in the
loaded bottom half of the Eastern Conference, had their moments of success in this game. But more often than not, both teams played as inept as their records indicate they are. In the end, the Knicks were just slightly better and less inept.
Still, the Cavaliers did have their moments. For a short stretch, Cavaliers center Spencer Hawes was down right unstoppable and got seemingly every shot he took to fall. Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was solid as well, as was Dion Waiters. Even Jarrett Jack – a player possibly even more disappointing than top pick Anthony Bennett – played well against the Knicks.
But, more often than not, the Cavaliers were almost run off the court by the Knicks. About the only positive thing that came out of this game for the Cavaliers was that Zydrunas Ilgauskas had his No. 11 jersey retired in an amazing ceremony highlighted by speeches from former Cavaliers general manager Wayne Embry, currentl owner Dan Gilbert and “Z” himself. . If you want to see highlights from the game (which the Cavaliers lost by a final score of 107-97), you can view them below.