Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - LeBron James scored 21 points, dished out six assists, grabbed five rebounds and had five steals to lead Cleveland in a 118-82 rout of New York, as the Cavaliers won their 10th in a row at home to set a franchise record to start a season.
There are only two teams in the NBA that are undefeated at home this season and Portland (7-0) is the other squad.
Mo Williams added 16 points for the Cavs, who have won six in a row and 14 of their last 15 games. Zydrunas Ilgauskas chipped in 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Daniel Gibson ended with 13 points and five helpers. Delonte West gave 12 points in the win.
Al Harrington scored 20 points for the Knicks, who have lost two in a row and seven of nine overall. Anthony Roberson had 19 points and David Lee logged 16 points and 16 boards.
The Knicks played the Cavs even for the majority of the first quarter, but a late 8-0 run gave the home team a 31-20 advantage after 12 minutes of play.
A 16-0 Cleveland run in the second quarter played a big part in the Cavs' 61-35 halftime lead. James' layup sparked the run and he also had six points on the surge.
A pair of baskets from West and two free throws by James gave the home team a 32-point, 67-35, lead not even two minutes into the second half.
Cleveland led by as many as 34 points in the third period, but the Knicks cut it to 85-59 heading into the final frame.
The Cavs opened a 42-point lead late in the fourth en route to an easy victory.