Final 2:10 WILD ENDING #5 Knicks vs #4 Cavaliers! #PlayoffMode | April 15, 2023
Led by Jalen Brunson’s 27 points (21 in the 2nd half), the No. 5 seed New York Knicks defeated the No. 4 seed Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1, 101-97. Julius Randle (19 points, 10 rebounds) and Josh Hart (17 points, 10 rebounds) added a combined 36 points for the Knicks in the victory, while Donovan Mitchell led all scorers with 38 points, 5 rebounds, and 8 assists for the Cavaliers. The Knicks lead this best-of-seven series, 1-0, with Game 2 taking place on Tuesday, April 18 (7:30 p.m. ET, TNT).
Tonight’s victory marks the Knicks first Game 1 road win since:
05/30/1999: New York Knicks defeat Indiana Pacers, 93-90.
Donovan Mitchell is the 2nd player in franchise history to record 30+ points, 5+ rebounds, and 5+ assists in their Cavaliers Playoff debut, joining:
LeBron James: 32 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists on 04/22/2006 vs. The Washington Wizards
Donovan Mitchell’s 38 points are the most points scored in a Cavaliers Playoff debut in franchise history, previously:
LeBron James: 32 points on 04/22/2006 vs. The Washington Wizards
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