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Knicks 119, Cavaliers 83: Scenes from the most satisfying preseason win of all time

Everything went right.

Cleveland Cavaliers v New York Knicks Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

Could the Knicks’ young bucks build upon their fantastic fourth quarter comeback last time out as they faced the Cleveland Cavaliers once again Friday night? Uh, you could say that.

New York stormed out of the gate with an offensive barrage led by starting point guard Immanuel Quickley (22 points, 5 assists, 5 steals).

Mitchell Robinson (8 points, 12 rebounds, 4 blocks) dominated on the defensive end.

RJ Barrett (15 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals) was relatively quiet and composed, yet was probably the best player overall during the preseason.

The second half started with the Knicks slacking off on defense, so an angry Tom Thibodeau called a quick timeout to let them know that shit will no longer be tolerated. It’s a new era in New York, folks.

After the timeout, the Knicks continued to tear through the Cavs’ zone like tissue paper.

The Knicks scored 103 points in three quarters and led by 46. The fourth quarter was Obi Toppin, Kevin Knox and a bunch of kids who hadn’t gotten run in previous games (Ignas Brazdeikis, Theo Pinson and Jared Harper).

My God, what a performance. Kevin Knox (20 points) couldn’t miss from 3. Reggie Bullock and Julius Randle both played well. Myles Powel got some fourth-quarter burn. Great stuff all around.

Benny has the recap. Enjoy your weekend.