Cavaliers Grab First Win In A Blowout Game Over Knicks 117-88
The 2016-17 NBA Season has officially started. And to start it off, the Cleveland Cavaliers went head-to-head against the New York Knicks. The defending NBA champion Cavaliers have no slack whatsoever in their blowout win over the revamped Knicks 117-88. Dominance is the key. Cavaliers superstar LeBron James also had his first-triple double of the season, and the first triple-double in a season opening since Jason Kidd back in 2006.
James recorded the 43rd triple-double of his career with 19 points, 11 boards and 14 assists in a dominating game over the Knicks. Kyrie Irving bagged 29 points, 19 of which he made in third quarter. Kevin Love added 23 points and 12 rebounds.
Meanwhile, the overhauled Knicks could not get their rhythm into play. They recorded a meager 17 assists and they had 18 turnovers. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 19 points, while the newly-acquired Derrick Rose and sophomore Kristaps Porzingis contributed 17 and 16 points respectively.
The Cavaliers’ next match is with the Toronto Raptors on Friday, while the Knicks will square-off with the Memphis Grizzlies and try to mend with their loss.