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Irving, James lead Cavaliers past Knicks, 119-104

Carmelo Anthony was still a member of the New York Knicks when he awoke from his afternoon nap Thursday. Once the game started, the Cleveland Cavaliers made sure the Knicks’ nightmarish season continued. LeBron James recorded his 48th career triple-double and Kyrie Irving scored 23 points, leading the Cavaliers to a 119-104 victory over the Knicks, who hung on to Anthony and Derrick Rose at the trade deadline.

James scored 18 points and had 13 rebounds with 15 assists for his sixth triple-double of the season. Anthony, the subject of trade rumors because of a strained relationship with Knicks President of Basketball Operations Phil Jackson, scored 20 points, going 9 of 25 from the field.

“I’m at peace,” Anthony said. “I’ve been at peace. I’m happy I won’t be talking about trades or any of this stuff the rest of the season.”

Anthony anticipated he would remain with the Knicks.

“Nobody likes to be in limbo, especially when it’s involving you, but that’s not the way it is in this sport,” he said. “Obviously, we all knew kind of what was going on out there, but nothing happened.”

Kyle Korver scored 20 points for Cleveland, which is 8-1 in February and has beaten New York 10 straight times. The defending NBA champions were 7-8 in January.

“We got back to playing our type of basketball,” James said. “I’ve always felt good about our team, but it was just about the way we were playing. I feel really good about the way we’re playing right now.”

Courtney Lee had 25 points for New York, which has lost six of seven and is 12th in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis, the team’s second-leading scorer, left the game with a sprained right ankle in the second quarter and didn’t return. He left the arena in a walking boot and will be re-examined Friday.

New York took an early lead in the first game since the All-Star break for both teams, but the Cavaliers closed the first half on a 25-8 run. Cleveland built the lead to 72-51, but Anthony scored eight points in the third quarter and kept New York in the game. The Knicks trailed 87-79 entering the fourth, but the Cavaliers quickly regained control. James scored on two layups while Korver and Channing Frye each hit two 3-pointers, pushing the lead to 110-91.

“The rest paid dividends for us,” James said. “A couple of possessions guys got a little tired because we hadn’t played in a week, but it was a good start for us after the break.”

James, who had eight assists in the fourth, also turned in two outstanding defensive plays. He swatted Rose’s layup attempt into the courtside seats in the second quarter and pinned Lee’s breakaway drive against the backboard in the fourth. Rose, another subject of trade rumors as the deadline approached, scored 13 points.


Knicks: C Joakim Noah (sore left hamstring) traveled with the team to Cleveland, but coach Jeff Hornacek said no timetable has been set for his return to action. … Lee has been battling an illness, but has stayed in the lineup despite not being fully healthy. Cavaliers: James’ missed layup earlier in the quarter fooled the arena PA announcer, who began calling the four-time MVP’s name as the ball spun out. …. Irving missed a free throw in the second quarter, snapping a streak of 29 made foul shots in a row. OAKLEY RETURNS

Former Knicks forward Charles Oakley watched his former team in his hometown. Oakley sat next to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert in a front row seat adjacent to Cleveland’s bench.

Oakley attended his first Knicks game since being arrested after getting into an altercation with security guards at Madison Square Garden earlier this month.

“It’s always great to see him,” James said. “He’s like an uncle of mine.”


The Cavaliers were quiet at the deadline, but general manager David Griffin is expected to add at least one player soon. Veteran point guard Deron Williams is available after being waived by Dallas on Thursday. UP NEXT

Knicks: Host Philadelphia on Saturday night. Cavaliers: Host Chicago on Saturday night.

Bloomington blotter: Hot mopeds and extreme wings

From a missing moped to a bar fight that allegedly involved an unusual weapon, a few odd and unexpected crimes were reported to the Bloomington Police Department this week. All of the following accounts were collected from BPD.

Stool or no stool?

Police responded at about 2 a.m. Feb. 17 to Kilroy s Sports Bar, where the complainant told police he d been hit with a bar stool during a fight. The victim was bleeding from his lower lip but otherwise uninjured, and he and his friend, who were both intoxicated, frequently interrupted each other while talking to police.

A security guard who saw the fight told police the victim and his friend had been pushing the suspect and that no bar stool was involved in the fight.

Not freaky fast enough

A man reported Sunday his moped was stolen after he locked it to a tree in the middle of Peoples Park while he went into the Jimmy John s across the street. When he returned, the moped was gone. He told police he doesn t want to press charges, he just wants his moped back.

The wrong kind of warm-up

Police arrested a Bloomington man Monday after he allegedly threatened to burn down a Planet Fitness. Jeffrey Riley, 45, was charged with intimidation after he reportedly got in an argument with gym employees, whom he wanted to cancel his membership.

During the argument, he became heated and threatened to burn down the gym with everyone inside. He later told police he didn t plan to follow through on the threats.

Unearned wings

An employee of Wings Xtreme reported to police Wednesday a man at the restaurant had stolen $10 from the tip jar and then bought a meal.

Jack Evans

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Student works the night shift at Wells

A 4 a.m. stint at Herman B Wells Library is a final resort for some students, a last-ditch effort to finish a presentation or complete a term paper. But for sophomore Tyana Hendricks,late nights at Wells is her job.

Hendricks works at the west tower circulation desk four times a week from 11:45 p.m. to 5 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 3 to 8 a.m. Wednesdays and 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Fridays.

She clocks nearly 28 hours per week and is taking 18 credit hours.

It s a lot easier than RPS where you re on your feet all day, Hendricks said. It s the best on-campus job.

Hendricks and others who work at the desk are responsible for organizing books for professors and their students, answering questions and managing the lost and found.

Though Hendricks tuition is covered through financial aid and scholarship, she works these hours to pay her rent. She lives at Campus Corner where she pays $629 per month for her share of a two-bedroom apartment she shares with a roommate.

Unlike some students who prioritize when to do their work, Hendricks said she plans when to sleep.

Mondays she does not have classes, so she said she is in bed all day. Her Wells shift lasts from 11:45 p.m. to 5 a.m, so after, she heads home, takes a sleeping pill and hopes to get some sleep before her class at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday.

Her Tuesday classes end at 5:15 p.m., and she returns to her apartment and sleeps until 1:30 a.m. She then takes an IU Safety Escort to Wells, arriving at 2 a.m., an hour before her shift, because the ride service ends at 2. She waits, sometimes watching Netflix, then begins work at 3 a.m.

My anxiety has skyrocketed, Hendricks said.

It is hard to juggle work and being away from family in Kansas and her boyfriend, who lives in northern Indiana, Hendricks said.

Hendricks drive to work comes from her family. Her mother and step-father both work two jobs and her 15-year-old sister has a job.

My mom raised us to be hardworking, Hendricks said.

Hendricks said she must be cautious working late at night. She takes a safety escort to work and a taxi back home.

I need to have some sort of protection, Hendricks said. No one sane is up at 5 a.m., but it s better safe than sorry.

Hendricks is responsible for safety procedures in the west tower within Wells.

The doors to the west tower lock at 12 a.m. and only people with a university ID can open them. She said there is usually no trouble, but sometimes they do get drunk people wandering around.

Last semester, she said a drunk man came in looking for a pen and paper so he could write a letter to his girlfriend. He approached Hendricks and asked her about her love life.

A night security guard helped her deal with the man and soon after he was put on a library trespassing list preventing him from entering the library again, Hendricks said.

What s most usual is frat guys coming in drunk, Hendricks said. They re just working on K201 and Kelley stuff. They re harmless.

Hendricks also manages a lost and found at her desk. They usually collect IDs, laptop chargers and other assorted supplies but once received an olive green bralette.

Paige Burns, who works at the west circulation desk with Hendricks, said the oddest thing she has seen while working is a girl who walked in wearing a red and black plaid onesie.

Burns is a library science graduate student who is working at Wells while she looks for a full-time job.

It s awesome to be able to do work and get paid, Burns said.

Hendricks said that even with the long nights, some very long, she doesn t consider quitting. The money and her coworkers are too important to her.

Hendricks takes a 15-minute break each shift. To recharge and get some caffeine, she sips on sodas, sometimes Tahitian Treat, a fruit punch soda that she used to drink back home in Kansas.

For those brief moments, Hendricks is reminded of her home, able to relax and continue through her five-hour shift in the middle of the night.

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