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Cavaliers 119, Knicks 115: "At least we probably won't have to face these guys in the playoffs."

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I don't really have much of a recap for you. Most of my notes are about Samardo Samuels's supraorbital ridge and how Ramon Sessions looks like a cat. The game itself just stunk. For whatever reason, these Knicks-- the same Knicks that stood toe to toe with the Magic and gutted their way to a win over the Heat-- have been perfectly content to relax against the Cavaliers in their two games since the deadline. This time, New York had the ingredients for a blowout on no less than two occasions, but loosened their grip at crucial moments and let the Cavs hang around. The two teams apparently made some treaty not to close out or guard pick-and-rolls properly, and Cleveland did a better job of exploiting it. They shot better than the Knicks from downtown and turned the ball over less. Amar'e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, Landry Fields, and Toney Douglas (in Chauncey Billups's place for the second game in a row) all had offensive performances ranging from solid to excellent, but none could prevent the Cavs from scoring from any range. Like frilly said, it's a good thing we won't be seeing more of these guys.

The Knicks played lazily and stupidly. The Cavs played liked they cared more. It was embarrassing. Butch Trucks said "chill bumps" at halftime. That's pretty much it.