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Leaning on a rejuvenated Kevin Love, the thriving Cleveland Cavaliers prevailed on Monday by a tight 95-93 to the New York Knicks while the veteran


Leaning on a rejuvenated Kevin Love, the thriving prevailed on Monday by a tight 95-93 to the while the veteran Chris-Paul gave a master class in the victory over the .

In Cleveland, young darius garland (13 points and 12 assists) and Evan Mobley (15 points and 12 rebounds), two of those responsible for the resurgence of the Cavs in this campaign, They led the victory together with veteran Kevin Love.

The 33-year-old power forward, a five-time All-Star, shone again in his new role as the sixth man and punished the Knicks with 20 points, 11 rebounds and 6 triples of 12 attempts.

The Knickswho on Sunday had beaten the Los Angeles Clippers, they came to dominate the game in several phases but in the third quarter they were surprised by Love’s three straight 3-pointers in just 53 seconds, suddenly putting Cleveland within 11 points.

Shooting guard RJ Barrett, with 24 points, led the New York resistance until reaching an exciting ending in which the Knicks, again, were unable to finish off their rival.

In the last move, with the Knicks down two points, the Cavaliers defense gave no options and power forward Julius Randle (18 points) ended up throwing a desperate long-range triple that didn’t hit the rim at half turn.

The Knicks coach, Tom Thibodeau did not give shooting guard Cam Reddish a single minute.signed this month from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for young Kevin Knox and a first-round pick in the upcoming Draft.

The cavasthird from last in the Eastern Conference last season and without advancing to the playoffs since the departure of LeBron James in 2018, They are now in fifth position and have won eight of their last 10 matches.

The Knicks, meanwhile, remain in eleventh position.outside the zone of access to the repechaje to playoffs (‘play in’).

Utah faces without headlines

Without Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert or any other starting player, the Utah Jazz stood up for the first three quarters against the Phoenix Suns but ended up falling 115-109 victims of a exhibition.

The Jazz substitutes dominated by four points (95-91) with 10 minutes remaining when Paul took control of the game driving in the next 20 points for the Suns, with 15 points of his own and two assists to Bismack Biyombo and Cam Johnson.

In the blink of an eye the Jazz were already 11 points behind (111-100) against the most reliable team in the NBA in the closing games.

Chris Paul added a total of 27 points, 9 rebounds and 14 assists while shooting guard Devin Booker contributed 33 points for the Suns to remain leaders in the West with seven straight wins.

For the Jazz, the shooting guard Jordan Clarkson was the top scorer with 22 points.

In Oklahoma City, the Thunder fell 111-110 to the Chicago Bulls in a match they came to lose by 28 points.

His young figure Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, shone with 31 points and 10 assists but missed a triple that would have put the Thunder ahead with a second to go.

The Bull’swho conceded a 19-3 run in the fourth quarter, they took a necessary triumph in the middle of the wave of injuries they suffer.

With Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso out until March, shooting guard Zach Lavine scored 23 points in his comeback after 10 days absent due to knee problems.

Montenegrin center Nikola Vucevic dominated the boards with 26 points and 15 rebounds essential for the Bulls to retain second place in the East.

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