Sexton scores 31, Cavaliers beat Knicks

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 11, 2019 11:20 AM
Sexton scores 31, Cavaliers beat Knicks
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton (2) drives to the basket against New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina (11) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Cavaliers won 108-87. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

By Michael Scotto, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Collin Sexton scored 31 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the New York Knicks 108-87 on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time).

Kevin Love and Jordan Clarkson each added 17 points for Cleveland (4-5), which has its first winning streak of the season. The Cavaliers were coming off a 113-100 win over Washington on Friday (Saturday, PHL time).

Julius Randle had 20 points and 16 rebounds and Allonzo Trier added 13 points for New York (2-8).

Cleveland opened the second half on an 18-6 run and led the Knicks by as many as 30 in the third quarter. Following a driving layup from Sexton at the 6:48 mark of the third quarter, fans booed the Knicks heavily.

The Cavaliers took a 54-36 lead into the half as Sexton led all scorers with 16 points. The Knicks struggled mightily from the field shooting 16 for 43 in the first half, taking many contested long two-pointers.

Cleveland busted out of the gate and led 14-4 as Sexton scored nine points to open the game.

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: Coach John Beilein said the lack of "development preparation" is the biggest transition for him adjusting from the college to pro game. ... John Henson (hamstring), Dylan Windler (leg) and Ante Zizic (foot) were out for Cleveland.

Knicks: Elfrid Payton is not guaranteed his starting point guard spot upon return. "If things are going well, we'll probably stay with what we're doing," David Fizdale said. ... Elfrid Payton (hamstring), Dennis Smith Jr. (personal), Mitchell Robinson (concussion) and Reggie Bullock (neck) were out for New York.

OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST IN ATTENDANCE

Tara Lipinski, who won a figure skating gold medal at the 1998 Olympics, was on hand.

UP NEXT

Cavaliers: Visit Philadelphia on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time).

Knicks: Visit Chicago on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time).

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