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.
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) November 14, 2017
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.