Donovan Mitchell plays but the Cleveland Cavaliers lose to the New York Knicks

NEW YORK — Julius Randle had 36 points and 13 rebounds, and his eighth 3-pointer made it a tie with 2:07 left as the New York Knicks defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-103 Tuesday night.

Donovan Mitchell had 24 points, eight assists and seven rebounds on his return from a three-game absence with a left groin strain. But he had blocked his last three shots and was slow to get up after falling to the ground to salvage the Cavaliers’ final possession.

RJ Barrett added 16 points and Jalen Brunson had 14 for the Knicks, who were on a four-game losing streak.

Jarrett Allen had 24 points and 12 rebounds for Cleveland while Darius Garland added 22 points and six assists.

The Knicks led with 11 minutes remaining before Mitchell made a 3-pointer, Randle stole the ball and fed Isaac Okoro for a three-point game, then made another 3 for nine Cleveland points in a row in just under a minute of trimming it on 93-91.

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