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Cavs-Knicks In-Game Report

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 25, 2011

End 3Q: Cavs 83, Knicks 75
* Great finish to the third quarter for the Cavs, who held the Knicks to 22 points in the quarter. The Knicks have no flow to their offense and clearly are a team going back to training camp with so many new faces.

* J.J. Hickson has set a career high with his five blocks. He's got 20 points and nine rebounds and Antawn Jamison has 21 points and nine rebounds.

* Carmelo Anthony has 25 points and seven rebounds and Amar'e Stoudemire has 19 points and seven rebounds, but these are two stars still learning how to play together. It's Anthony with the ball and Stoudemire standing and watching or vice versa. They aren't working together yet.

* Cavs have 14 offensive rebounds, which have led to 22 second chance points. Big difference in this game.

Half: Cavs 53, Knicks 53
* Ramon Sessions' turnaround 3 at the buzzer was just his third of the season and tied the game at the half. Cavs fought back from a nine-point deficit in the quarter.

* J.J. Hickson has 14 points, eight rebounds and four big blocks in the half. Amare's Stoudemire has three for the Knicks in what has become a block party.

* The Cavs are still struggling on 3s, making just 2 of 8. But they have nine offensive rebounds and they're outrebounding the Knicks for the night.

* Much quieter quarter for Carmelo Anthony, who made just one basket after erupting for 16 points in the first quarter.

End 1Q: Knicks 30, Cavs 28
* The good J.J. Hickson has returned tonight after a miserable game Wednesday when he checked out mentally. Hickson has 10 points and six rebounds already, he's running the floor and playing with a purpose. It could be that Amar'e Stoudemire is on the floor, similar to how he lit up when Blake Griffin came to town.

* Carmelo Anthony is causing defensive fits for the Cavs. Christian Eyenga couldn't keep up with him and neither could Alonzo Gee, who made his first appearance since Feb. 2. Then again, it's Christian Eyenga and Alonzo Gee trying to keep up with Carmelo Anthony.

* Cavs shoot 48 percent for the quarter (12 of 25), but they're just 1 of 6 on 3-pointers.

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