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Cavaliers 106, Knicks 103: Scenes from the Damyean Dotson Revenge Game

Nobody ever sees it coming.

NBA: New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

True Knicks fans know there’s no such thing as rock bottom with this franchise — things can always get worse. Still, it’s pretty bad right now for the orange and blue. The Knicks executed like clowns down the stretch and fell victim to 7 clutch points from ex-Knick Damyean Dotson as the woefully undermanned Cleveland Cavaliers pulled out a 106-103 win.

Let’s start with the good stuff. Immanuel Quickley played for the oft-ineffective Elfrid Payton for much of the second half and dropped a career-high 23 points, 4 assists and 5 rebounds.

Julius Randle put up a Randl-ian stat line of 28 points, 6 assists and 6 rebounds, though he did miss a critical free throw near the end of the game.

I’ve been giving Nerlens Noel a lot of crap recently, but he played really well in the second half.

And RJ Barrett had his second straight efficient scoring night, with 20 points on 7-12 shooting, though he did have two big turnovers late (one of which may have been a kicked ball that the refs missed).

Reggie Bullock returned to the lineup and was straight ass. Obi Toppin played his first meaningful minutes since Game 1 — 10 minutes, to be exact — and did some nice things. Elf was Elf...’nuff said.

Benny will have the recap tomorrow morning. Until then, try to forget this game happened.