The Cleveland Cavaliers can celebrate their 50th win of the season after defeating the New York Knicks Monday night 123-109. Along with their 50th win, the Cavs also collect their 7th straight Central Division Title.
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) April 10, 2018
Winning the Title
This is the fourth time in four seasons the Cavs won 50 games since LeBron James returned from Miami. Furthermore, it’s the 11th time in franchise history. This means James has won 10 straight division titles in Cleveland and Miami.
LeBron James says it wasn’t easy after winning his 10th straight Division title.
James finished with 26 points, 11 assists and six rebounds for Monday nights win against the Knicks. Cavaliers Kevin Love scored 28 points, had one assist and five rebounds.
50 wins and a division title may not seem shocking to most Cavs fans. However, there was a always a sense of uncertainty due to injuries, trades and the Cavs head coach, Tyronn Lue, taking a leave of absence during the season.
Coach Lue says James has led the team all year and is the main reason for their success.
The 50th Win
The Cavs led only by six with under four minutes to go. But James, like most games, couldn’t be stopped.
In addition, Cavs’ George Hill and Jose Calderon returned for last nights game after being out with injuries. Hill had a sprained left ankle while Calderon had a sore left hamstring.
Happy to be back! Little rusty out there but the leg felt great!
Tonight was special: 50 Wins… https://t.co/hmY0gekUR7
— jose manuel calderon (@JmCalderon) April 10, 2018
For the Knicks, Michael Beasley led his team with 20 points; he also finished with four rebounds and three assists. Right behind him was Frank Ntilikina with a career high 17 points; he also added six rebounds and five assists. In addition, Courtney Lee also added 17 points for the Knicks.
This was the Knicks final home game of the season.
The Cavs and the Knicks go head to head again on Wednesday at 8 p.m. The Knicks beat the Cavaliers the last time they were in Cleveland 114-95.