Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New York Knicks: Live Score and Analysis

Andy Bailey@@AndrewDBaileyFeatured ColumnistMarch 23, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: Jarrett Jack
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Jarrett Jack and the Cleveland Cavaliers (27-44) may have just put the nail in the coffin for the New York Knicks' (29-41) playoff hopes with a 106-100 win at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.

The Cavs trailed by 17 at one point in the game, but Jack completely took over in the second half. He shot 13-of-19 from the field and scored 31 points, two off a career high.

Dion Waiters added 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting, and it was his offense early that kept the Cavaliers within striking distance.

On the other end, the Knicks were led by Carmelo Anthony's 32 points. His individual performance mirrored the game as a whole for the Knicks, as he started 6-of-7 from the field and finished 8-of-20.

New York led 61-46 at the half, but looked like a completely different team after the break. The ball stopped moving on offense and the feet stopped moving on defense, as the Cavs won the second half 60-39.

 

Andy Bailey covers the NBA for Bleacher Report.

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