NBA Daily: Knicks Outlast Cavaliers 139-134 in Overtime
By Reylan Loberternos
Wed, 05 Feb 2020
Boracay Island, Philippines – In a battle between two of the league’s worst teams, thus far, this season, the New York Knicks eked out a 139-134 overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night (Tuesday morning, Philippine time) at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
Elfrid Payton returned from a one-game suspension to post a triple-double of 17 points, 11 rebounds, and 15 assists, while committing only a single turnover in 33 minutes of action. Marcus Morris, Sr. and Julius Randle added 26 and 20, respectively for the Knicks, who improved to 15 wins and 36 losses, but remained at the bottom three on the Eastern Conference team standings.
Kevin Love, the subject of several trade rumors, erupted for 33 markers, to go with 13 boards and 6 dimes for Cleveland. Collin Sexton added 29 points for the Cavaliers, who dropped to a 13-38 win-loss card, and are now tied with the Atlanta Hawks for the last place in the Eastern Conference team standings. Only the Golden State Warriors have a worse record, league-wide, with 12 wins and 39 losses.
The Cavaliers will travel to Oklahoma City to face the Thunder on Wednesday night (Thursday morning, Philippine time).
Meanwhile, the Knicks will host the Orlando Magic on Thursday night (Friday morning, Philippine time).
How they scored:
Knicks 139 – Morris Sr. 26, Randle 20, Payton 17, Smith Jr. 15, Portis 12, Knox II 12, Ntilikina 9, Dotson 9, Gibson 8, Bullock 7, Robinson 4
Cavaliers 134 – Love 33, Sexton 29, Nance Jr. 18, Osman 15, Garland 14, Porter 12, Henson 9, Exum 4
AROUND THE LEAGUE:
(Road Team – Home Team)
GSW 125 – 117 WSH
ORL 112 – 100 CHA
DAL 112 – 103 IND
PHX 97 – 119 BKN
BOS 123 – 115 ATL
PHI 106 – 137 MIA
DET 82 – 96 MEM
MIN 109 – 113 SAC
SAS 105 – 108 LAC
GAMES TODAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2020 CT
MIL @ NOP 8:30 AM CT
CHA @ HOU 9:00 AM CT
POR @ DEN 10:00 AM CT
SAS @ LAL 11:00 AM CT
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