Cavs blitzed in New York

Bickerstaff on loss to Knicks

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Cavaliers’ 2-game road trip is off to a tough start.

Knicks rookie Immanuel Quickley exploded for 25 points as New York routed the Cavs 102-81 at Madison Square Garden Friday.

R.J. Barrett added 24 for the Knicks who held the Cavs to 34 percent shooting and built a 14-point halftime lead.

The Cavs cut the lead to 4 in the 3rd period but would get no closer.

Darius Garland scored a team-high 24 points for Cleveland but Larry Nance Jr., returning from injury, struggled with just 2 points on 1-for-9 shooting.

The Cavs fall to 9-10 on the season and will continue the road trip Sunday in Minnesota.

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