Korver’s huge fourth quarter helps Cavaliers complete comeback against Knicks; three takeaways

1. Kyle Korver’s fourth quarter

Korver came through huge in the final frame for Cleveland. He exploded for 19 of his 21 points in the quarter and hit five three-pointers. Prior to the last 12 minutes, Korver was 0-of-4 from deep, but he was still able to turn it around and tied a career-high for points in a single quarter.

The Cavs struggled up until pretty much the last quarter with making 3-pointers, and even had 15 misses from deep at the half.

Once Korver started hitting, however, it completely turned the tide of the game. The Knicks’ defense had to actually start working to defend him on the perimeter, and his shooting altered spacing and became contagious.

What’s more, Monday was the second straight game that Korver took over in the fourth quarter. On Saturday in Dallas he scored all 13 of his points down the stretch to help cement a win.

About the Author

Ashley Bastock

Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers women’s basketball for SB Nation’s Swish Appeal. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42

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