The Knicks and Cavaliers both came out shooting on Monday, with the Knicks mounting a big comeback in the fourth quarter to force overtime, eventually coming away with a 139-134 win. >> Box Score
Five things to know from Monday's game
1) The Knicks and Cavs played at a frenetic pace all night long, a stark contrast to Saturday's 92-85 win over the Pacers. The high-scoring affair began early, as the Cavs led 37-33 after the first quarter. Cleveland opened up the second quarter on a 8-3 run to extend its lead to nine, but the Knicks battled back to head to the locker room leading 63-62 at halftime.
The back-and-forth affair continued in the third quarter, with the teams exchanging the lead six times. But the Cavaliers extended their lead to nine thanks to an 8-0 run and finished the quarter up, 100-95. Damyean Dotson hit a three-pointer for the first points of the fourth quarter, but Cleveland went on another run to extend its lead to 10, the largest for either team on the night. But the Knicks stormed back, and a Morris three-pointer tied the game at 120 with less than three minutes to play. After a defensive stop, Elfrid Payton found a cutting Julius Randle for a dunk to give the Knicks their first lead since early in the third quarter.
With the Knicks up three and less than a minute to play, Collin Sexton drained a three to tie the game. After Morris missed a three with 13 seconds left, Frank Ntilikina collected the offensive rebound to give the Knicks a look at the last shot of regulation. Mike Miller called timeout and set up a play to get Morris a look at baseline jumper. He got the shot he wanted, but it rattled in and out, setting up overtime with the game tied at 127.