The New York Knicks secured a big win against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.
After stealing Game 1 back in Cleveland, they were ready to take the lead in the series.
With a blowout 99-79 win over the Cavs, the team looks very strong right now.
Following the game, Mitchell Robinson talked about his job of protecting the paint, pointing out that rivals couldn’t do much against him.
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“You saw that. You saw it. … Big fella come over there, (he’s) shook up,” Robinson told reporters while addressing his performance.
The Cavaliers scored 48 points in the paint, eight less than the Knicks.
Robinson finished the game with 7 points and 7 rebounds, making it clear he was protecting the rim against anybody.
He also recorded 2 blocks against the Cavaliers.
Robinson played a big part in the Cavaliers scoring less than 80 points in this game, and his teammates credited him for that.
“I think we were more physical, more ready to play,” Isiah Hartenstein told The Athletic. “We played harder than the last game. Our guards did a great job keeping those guys in front of them. When Mitch was in, I thought he did a great job protecting the rim.”
This is a great moment for the Knicks, who will try to finish the job in Game 4 of the series.
Robinson was a beast on the defensive end of the ball, even getting two steals.
This player isn’t the superstar that many thought he would be, but he’s doing his job on the court.
The Knicks now lead the series 2-1 over the Cavaliers.
If the Cavaliers want to win the next game, Jarrett Allen, Evan Mobley and co. will have to do a better job.NEXT: Fans React To Knicks' Ovation For Derrick Rose