Mar 23, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jarrett Jack (1) shoots the ball over New York Knicks forward Amar

Instant Reaction: Cleveland Cavaliers 106, New York Knicks 100


Mar 23, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jarrett Jack (1) shoots the ball over New York Knicks forward Amar

Final Outcome

At the half, the Cleveland Cavaliers found themselves down by double-digits to the New York Knicks. But behind excellent second half performances from Jarrett Jack and Dion Waiters, the Cavaliers battled back. Outscoring the Knicks by 21 points over the final 24 minutes, Cleveland ultimately won by a final score of 106-100. Cleveland’s win snapped the Knicks’ eight game winning streak.

Key Play to the Game

Near the end of the game, after Jack had hit a long two, Knicks star Carmelo Anthony drove down the middle of the lane. But Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao was waiting for him and took a huge charge that ended the Knicks last chance at still winning the game.

Wine & Gold MVP

Jarrett Jack played his best game of the season tonight – no question about it. He not only scored 31 points, but also dished out 10 assists. He still had a few questionable shots, but Jack was overall outstanding tonight. Jack and Dion Waiters combined for almost half of the Cavaliers’ points, outplaying the Knicks backcourt for most of the second half. Jack, in particular, was outstanding down the stretch, knocking down shot after shot down the stretch.

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Up Next

The Cavaliers have tomorrow off before traveling back home to take on the Toronto Raptors. Cleveland is 0-2 versus Toronto this season, with both losses coming by fewer than 10 points. Of course, the Cavaliers were near full strength in both of those games  and the roster is currently slightly weakened by injures. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. from Quicken Loans Arena.

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