Cavaliers tie the series

After losing the first game, Cleveland took advantage of a terrible NY’s performance to even the matchup

The matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the New York Knicks is the first in the NBA Playoffs to be even. That’s because the Cavaliers beat the Knicks 107-90 last night to tie the series 1-1. And guess what? Yes, this was another game with a lot fewer points than expected.

After losing Game 1, the Cavaliers had the help of their fans to win Game 2 and tie the series. And the help made the game look easy, especially after the home team went back to the locker room leading by 20 points, with a 59-39 score. The visitors tried to do something different and better in the second half but it was too late.

Now the Knicks will have two games in New York and will rely on the home factor to try to open a 3-1 lead before going back to Cleveland. On the other side, the Cavs want to break this advantage and close the series at home when they come back to the city in Game 5.

Best Performances

Although the game had only 197 points in total, we had four players scoring 20+. Darius Garland even managed to score 30+. Besides that, we had two double-doubles in the game (almost three). Check out the best numbers from last night.

Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Darius Garland – 32 PTS/7 REB
  • Caris LaVert – 24 PTS
  • Donovan Mitchell – 17 PTS/13 AST
  • Evan Mobley – 13 PTS/13 REB
  • Jarrett Allen – 9 PTS/10 REB

New York Knicks

  • Julius Randle – 22 PTS/8 REB
  • Jalen Brunson – 20 PTS/5 REB/6 AST


Most of our picks for this game were based on a good performance from the New York Knicks and their best players. Tonight they played really below expectations, which explains the high number of wrong predictions we had. But let’s learn from our mistakes. Check out our performance in the predictions for this game.

  • NY Knicks +6.0 (NYK lost by 17)
  • Over 214.5 points (197 points)
  • Donovan Mitchell over 31.5 points (17 points)
  • Immanuel Quickley over 11.5 points (12 points)
  • Donovan Mitchel over 4.5 three-pointers made (2 three-pointers made)
  • Julius Randle has a double-double (22 PTS/8 REB)
  • NY Knicks over 104.5 points (90 points)
  • Jalen Brunson has a double-double (20 PTS/5 REB/6 AST)