MSG crowd rattles misfiring Cavs in big Knicks playoff victory – The Denver Post1 min read
It was sometimes ugly, sometimes beautiful and overall dominant from the Knicks.
New York didn’t win style points Friday night but dominated where it mattered most — on the scoreboard — riding a resurgent RJ Barrett and an energized crowd to a 99-79 victory to take a 2-1 series lead.
The Cavs shot just 36.8 percent on the evening, with Knicks center Isaiah Hartenstein agreeing that the visitors were rattled by the raucous Garden fans.
“Yeah, I think coming into a crowd like this, not many people are used to it,” Hartenstein said. “Madison Square Garden, the playoffs especially. I’ve been in a couple series now. Nothing was like it.”
Garland, the Game 2 hero, looked especially flustered, missing (shield your eyes, children) 17 of his 21 attempts. The Cavs managed…
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