Drummond scored 20 points and carried in 14 rebounds in the first half. 7 of his rebounds were on the offensive glass. No Cavalier in the last 20 years had actually published a 20 and 14 half.
That triggered a clear-path nasty on Dotson, who sank 2 totally free tosses. The Cavaliers kept belongings and Dotson drove for a layup. With 2:40 left, Dotson hit a huge 3-pointer over Quickley to offer the Cavs a five-point lead.
On the next possession, Quickley weaved inside and lofted an alley-oop lob for a Mitchell Robinson things and a 43-39 lead.
In one beautiful minute, rookie Obi Toppin, in his 2nd game back from a three-week absence due to a calf strain, took a pass and fed Quickley for a 3-pointer.
RJ Barrett committed two pricey turnovers in the last 1:19 that destroyed his solid getaway.
Quickley was spectacular coming off the bench, taking off for 12 points in 11 minutes with 2 helps in the very first half. Quickley shot 5-for-8 from the field, making two 3-pointers in the very first half.
Dotsons 7 points in the final 2:40 sent out the Knicks to their fifth straight loss in a 106-103 thriller at Rocket Mortgage Arena in Cleveland.
Damyean Dotson shoots over Immanuel Quickley throughout the Knicks 106-103 loss to the Cavaliers. NBAE by means of Getty ImagesDown four, Barrett turned the ball over once again with 20 seconds delegated ice it for Cleveland.
Quickley, who was chosen with the 25th choice of the first round in November, found creases in the Cavaliers defense and got the Knicks into a five-point lead playing mainly with the “Quickley Quintet” that killed the Cavaliers in preseason. The only distinction in the young five-man band was Reggie Bullock in Barretts place.
That triggered a clear-path foul on Dotson, who sank 2 complimentary throws. The Cavaliers kept possession and Dotson drove for a layup. With 2:40 left, Dotson struck a big 3-pointer over Quickley to give the Cavs a five-point lead.
Barrett hit a desperation 20-footer prior to the shot clock buzzed to bring the Knicks within 98-97 with 1:33 left. But then Barrett attempted dribbling in between his legs and bounced the ball off the back of his foot, turning it over at the worst time, with 1:19 left.
Cleveland developed a 12-point lead in a wild 3rd quarter, but Quickley assisted lead another charge. He struck a 3-pointer, then a floater. Julius Randle (28 points, six helps) keyed the resurgence that knotted the score at 80 after 3.
Robinson couldnt complete with Drummonds muscle, then he got injured. Coach Tom Thibodeau let him hobble up and down the court for two possessions before yanking the young center, and he went to the locker room.
The Knicks managed a 16-0 run to take a 84-80 lead early in the 4th quarter, but couldnt hold it.
Drummond scored 20 points and carried in 14 rebounds in the very first half. Cleveland constructed a 12-point lead in a wild 3rd quarter, however Quickley assisted lead another charge.
Dotsons late surge messed up a terrific efficiency by Knicks novice point guard Immanuel Quickley, who scored 23 points off the bench.
Andre Drummond, a Westchester County local who will be a complimentary representative this summer, pounded the Knicks for 33 points and 23 rebounds Friday night, but it was previous Knick Damyean Dotson who provided the knockout blows for the Cavaliers.
The Mount Vernon local might be on the relocation following this season. The Cavaliers may be ready to let the previous Connecticut star go now that they have snared ex-Nets center Jarrett Allen in the four-team James Harden trade.