LeBron James triple aids epic Cavs comeback

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The New York Knicks capitalized on some more porous Cleveland Cavaliers defense to run out to a 23-point lead, but for those who stopped following this Monday-night game, the Eastern Conference kingpins came all the way back.

And LeBron James, as you’d probably guess, finished off the comeback.

The all-time great downed a step-back triple to cap off Cleveland’s run. With said charge finishing a 104-101 win, it’s the biggest regular-season comeback for the Cavs in 11 years.

James and Kyle Korver led the rally, with the latter scoring 19 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and LeBron finishing one rebound away from a triple-double with 23 points, nine boards and 12 assists.

The 19-point quarter represents the best in Korver’s 15-year career.

For the Cavs, it’s a somewhat anti-climatic conclusion since this win only brings them to .500 at 7-7. But for the rejiggered Cleveland nucleus, it marks progress.

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