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By Guillaume Mahot
The New Yorks Knicks are little by little redeeming after a terrible start in this NBA season 2017/2018. After winning the NYC confrontation against the Brooklyn Nets a couple of days ago, the Knicks did much better last night by beating worrying and lost Cavaliers in Ohio 114-95. If New York is getting better, the same thing cannot be said for Tyronn Lue’s squad, already defeated four times in the current season.
The Knicks were not expected to do much in Cleveland, a team they generally lose against, especially since James’s comeback. Led by Tim Hardaway Jr (34 points), Kristaps Porzingis (32 points) and Enes Kanter (18 points), the Big Apple squad really surprised, even though everyone can witness the Cavs are not at their best level since the season began. Still, the Knicks always led in this game, away and against the last finalist of the NBA Finals. A simple rebound or a real tendency, future will tell us more.
On Cleveland’s side, doubts remain. Kyrie Irving gone, Derrick Rose, former Knick, was part of the roster with James, Love, Thompson and JR Smith. He scored 15 points for 3 assists, while James had 22 and Love 16.
D. Wade had 6 and Korver added 13 out of the bench for the Cavs but it did not pay, while French youngster Frank Ntilikina, Rwandan roots and drafted by New York this summer, brought his part and played 16 minutes for 5 points.
The season is long and barely started, this is what James says. He is right, but four defeats already for Cleveland so far, this is kind of unusual and it can raise questions.