LAS VEGAS (AP) -After a scoreless first half, Danilo Gallinari scored 14 points in a hurry in the second half of his Knicks debut, helping New York beat Cleveland on Monday.
Gallinari, who was selected by the Knicks with the No. 6 pick of the 2008 NBA draft, scored all of his points in just over 7 minutes during the third and fourth quarters. Gallinari finished with 5-for-11 from the field and added six rebounds in New York's 97-94 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at the NBA Summer League.
Gallinari's last two points were on free throws with 5:06 remaining in the final quarter. He was taken out of the game less than one minute later and did not return due to a sore back.
``I was hurting all game,'' he said.
He missed all four of his shots in the first half.
``I was just trying to play hard. After figuring out the refs and the teams, I played better in the second half,'' Gallinari said. ``I will adapt my game to it.''
Gallinari averaged 17.5 points, 5.7 rebounds for Armani Jeans Milano of the Italian A-1 League and 14.9 points and 4.2 rebounds in 2008 Euroleague play.
Wilson Chandler led the Knicks with 26 points. First-round pick J.J. Hickson had 26 points for Cleveland/

Recent NBA Discussions

Best Bets - East on Tue, Oct 2016 by Blade
Best Bets - West on Tue, Oct 2016 by Blade
NBA Trends Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 on Tue, Oct 2016 by Blade
NBA Pacific Division Betting Preview on Tue, Oct 2016 by Blade

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail NBA 2016-17 MVP Odds Will Stephen Curry make a run at a third straight NBA MVP honor, or will someone else push him for the crown? Get a...
Thumbnail Lottery pick to begin pro career as reserve The Lakers stumbled to a 17-65 finish in 2015-16. Yet that doesn’t mean they’re willing to just hand over the keys to the No. 2 overall pick in June’s NBA draft.
More inNBA Articles  

NBA Team Pages