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Cavs get their 40th win of the season over the Knicks

The Cavaliers opened the second part of the season with a 119-104 win over the New York Knicks in front of a national television audience

CLEVELAND--No moves, no problem.

The NBA trade deadline passed earlier in the day with the Cavaliers making no moves, but they saved their moves for later in the day as the Cavs rolled by the New York Knicks, 119-104 in their first game after the all-star break. With the win, the Cavs improved to 40-16, while the Knicks fall to 23-35. It was the Cavs 10th-straight win over the Knicks. 

LeBron James had the 48th triple-double of his career with 18 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds. Kyrie Irving led the Cavs with 23 points with Kyle Korver adding 20 points. All totaled, the Cavaliers had seven players in double figures with Channing Frye (14), Richard Jefferson (14), Derrick Williams (10) and Tristan Thompson (10) all getting in on the action. 

James talked about getting his teammates going.

"I have to get guys involved," James said. "That's when our team is very successful."

Carmelo Anthony, who was not traded by the Knicks, finished with 20 points, while Courtney Lee scored 25 to lead all scorers.

Tip Ins

Shoot it Kyle: Kyle Korver picked up where he left off before the all-start break with six treys on 10 attempts and finished with 20 points. 

Triple Double: LeBron James had his sixth triple-double of the season with 16 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds. It was the 48th triple-double of his career. 

Double Double: Tristan Thompson had 10 points with rebounds for a double-double. 

Fill it up R.J. & Channing: Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye each had 14 points for the Cavs. 

Dishing It: The Cavaliers had 29 assists led by LeBron James with 15 followed by six from Kyrie Irving. Meanwhile, they turned the ball over just 12 times. 

Shoot the Three: The Cavs hit 15-of-38 from behind the three-point line for 39.5 percent led by Kyle Korver, who hit 6-of-10 treys. 

Blocking Them: The Cavs tied their season-high with 10 blocks.

Next Up: The Cavs will host the Chicago Bulls Saturday at 8:30 pm. 


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