Knicks take 3-1 series lead with an EPIC 102-93 win over Cavs thanks to Jalen Brunson’s 29 points in front of electric MSG and sit one win from breaking 10-YEAR second round drought in playoffs
- New York takes an all-important 3-1 lead into Game 5 at Cleveland Wednesday
- Cavs must win the remaining three games of the 1st round series to progress
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The New York Knicks did little to contain the feverish excitement inside the Garden with a 102-93 win vs. the shell-shocked Cavs.
Cleveland came back to MSG hoping to make amends for its 20-point loss to the rampaging Knicks Friday.
While the Cavs had their moments, New York consistently proved too much to handle and summarily take a 3-1 lead to Cleveland.
Only two mistakes by the Lake (and one in Manhattan) will keep New York from the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs — the first time in a decade.
Central to the Knicks second-straight win was the defense applied to Cleveland’s perennial All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell, who was held to two points in the second half. He finished with 11 points, five assists and 4 rebounds.
Conversely, Jalen Brunson once more took control of the game, dropping 29 points, alongside six rebounds and six assists.
R.J. Barrett was instrumental in the Knicks win, finishing with 26 points. Josh Hart had 19 points and seven rebounds.
For the Cavs, Darius Garland was the lone hot-hand, with 23 points and 10 assists.
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Jalen Brunson’s 29 points were central to the Knicks’ impressive win over the flailing Cavaliers
Donovan Mitchell was held to a staggering two points during the second half of Game 4
The four-time NBA All-Star scored just 11 points – on 5-18 shooting – and had six turnovers
The most recognizable Knick fan, Spike Lee (C), was front and center with Tracey Morgan (L)
Comedians and New York natives, Pete Davidson (L) and Jon Stewart (R), were sat courtside