Anthony and Hardaway Jr. combine for 58, Knicks drub Cavaliers

Automated InsightsJanuary 31, 2014

Carmelo Anthony and Tim Hardaway Jr. both put up 29 points to lead the New York Knicks to a blowout victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, 117-86. The Knicks shot really well, finishing 43-76 (56.6%) from the field, including 12-26 (46.2%) from beyond the arc. New York (19-27) is now on a four-game winning streak.

Anthony finished 8-17 from the field (3-5 on 3-pointers) and 10-12 from the free throw line. On 10-25 shooting (1-5 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 3-5 from the free throw line, Kyrie Irving scored 24 points for Cleveland in the loss. Luol Deng chipped in 13 points and 11 rebounds.

The Knicks combined an eFG% of 64.5% with 46.2% 3-point shooting. They are undefeated (7-0) this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Cavaliers, on the other hand, are winless (0-8) when allowing opponents to hit those marks.

Cleveland (16-30) has now dropped their last three in a row.

Coming up, the Knicks take on the Miami Heat, who are 32-13 on the season. The Cavaliers match up against the Houston Rockets, currently sitting at 31-17 this year. The Knicks are 1-0 versus Miami this season.