Originally written April 13, 2013 on Turn On The Knicks:
The story of the night for the New York Knicks (52-27) was the astonishing shooting from JR Smith, who led the team to a 101-91 victory over the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers (24-55). Smith was a scorching 13-16 from the field, finishing with 31 points and chipping in five rebounds. Smith hit 12 straight field goals during a late second half stretch, that ultimately closed the door for any run the Cavaliers thought about making. Carmelo Anthony showcased what he can bring to the table on the glass once again, posting another massive stat-line of 31 points and 14 rebounds. Melo has been filling the void in the paint due to the recent injuries the Knicks have faced in the front court. The Cavaliers found themselves behind right from the start, and were never able to make any viable comeback. Kyrie Irving scored 31 points for the Cavs, but he was only 11-27 from the field. Cavs power forward Tristan Thompson managed to score 15 points and grab 11 rebounds, but the effort wasn’t eno...
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