James, Love carry Cavs to 107-93 victory over Knicks
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 26: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 26, 2016. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK (AP) LeBron James had 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in his third triple-double of the season, Kevin Love added 28 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the New York Knicks 107-93 on Saturday night.
Even with Kyrie Irving resting, the Cavaliers easily bounced back from a loss in Brooklyn on Thursday, shutting the Knicks down in the first half and pulling away when the lead got down to 10 in the fourth quarter.
J.R. Smith finished with 13 points in the Cavs' sixth straight victory over the Knicks.
Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points after a brutal start for the Knicks, who were coming off a home-and-home sweep of Chicago. Kristaps Porzingis had 19.
James recorded his 42nd career triple-double and moved within three points of Dominique Wilkins for 12th place on the NBA's scoring list.