Cavs lose to Knicks on night Ilgauskas' jersey retired
The ceremony was nice; the return of LeBron James to Quicken Loans Arena was surreal. But the part that mattered most was the fourth-quarter inefficiency and another stinging loss in a playoff chase quickly circling the drain.
The Cavs failed to hold a brief fourth-quarter lead and fell to the New York Knicks on Saturday 107-97, their fourth consecutive loss to extend their winless March on the night the franchise retired Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ No. 11.
If this team had any hope of pulling out a late-season playoff berth, the popular thought was the Cavs had to escape this weekend with no worse than a split and ideally a sweep. Instead they were swept by the Charlotte Bobcats and Knicks, one team they’re chasing and another they’re trying to fend off.
Akron Beacon Journal