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"I think everyone was frustrated," D'Antoni said. "I think you get frustrated when you're tired."
The only moment of concern for the Cavs came in the third quarter when James was pulled down by Harrington on a breakaway.
Streaking through the lane, James was about to take off for a dunk when Harrington wrapped him up and sent him sprawling awkwardly to the floor. Harrington was assessed a flagrant-1 foul and James, after watching a video replay on the scoreboard, made both free throws to give the Cavs a 67-35 lead.
"If you don't foul him like that, he'll go right through you and lay it up," Harrington said. "Me and LeBron are good friends. He knows I wasn't trying to hurt him. I just didn't want to get one of those highlight dunks, you know what I'm saying? I had to stop that."
Following the game, several of the Cavs lingered in the shower area, savoring another easy win. Team chemistry is soaring.
"It's at an all-time high," James said. "No one puts themselves before the team and the feel is really good right now. But it's early. We don't want to get too high on ourselves right now."
Notes: Cleveland hosts Indiana on Friday. ... The Knicks are in a stretch where they will play seven of eight on the road. ... The Cavs' previous biggest win over New York was by 25 on Jan. 8, 2005. ... D'Antoni hopes G Nate Robinson (strained groin) will be able to play Friday in Atlanta. Robinson has missed the last four games. Knicks F Jared Jeffries, who has missed the entire season because of a broken left fibula, could also return to face the Hawks. ... Knicks G Cuttino Mobley, acquired from the Clippers on Nov. 21, will see another specialist for additional tests on the heart condition that has kept him sidelined since the trade, D'Antoni said.
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