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.