The Knicks were dominant for most of this contest, but the Cavaliers had a fourth-quarter surge that snapped the team's win streak in New York's 125-118 loss on their home court on Thursday night. >> Box score
Things to know about Sunday's game
1) Allonzo Trier was the Knicks' leading scorer, as the team had another strong performance from their bench. Trier dropoped 22 on 8-of-15 shooting with four rebounds and one assist over 32 minutes. Overall, the Knicks' bench scored 59 points as they come off a 75-point game against the Magic on Tuesday.
2) Mitchell Robinson was a perfect 5-for-5 and 2-for-2 from the charity stripe for a total 12 points. He also collected seven rebounds and two blocks on the night.
3) In the starting five, Dennis Smith Jr. and Noah Vonleh had 16 points apiece. Smith shot 6-for-13 from the field with three three-pointers to go along with six boards and two assists. Vonleh tallied a double-double with 10 rebounds as well.
4) The Cavaliers had four 20-point scorers with Kevin Love leading the way at 26. Rookie Collin Sexton and Jordan Clarkson both had 22 points, while Cedi Osman collected 21. As a whole, the Knicks didn't do so well on defense with Cleveland shooting 51.3 percent from the field.
5) The Knicks snapped their small two-game losing streak tonight, but it might have been the worst thing. If they had won, New York would'vev been tied with Cleveland as the third-worst team in the NBA. Now they still hold the second-worst record in the league, with Phoenix the only team worse.
Floater game 💪 pic.twitter.com/Zp4eOV2OSD- NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) March 1, 2019
The Disruptor 😈 pic.twitter.com/Tpr6r1CbAr- NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) March 1, 2019
The Knicks hit the west coast to begin a three-game road trip, starting with the Clippers on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.