Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player James added 12 assists and nine rebounds for the visiting Cavs, who were down by two dozen points in the third quarter before storming back for the victory.More news: Australia says yes to same-sex marriage in historic postal survey
James had indirectly criticized Ntilkina earlier when he said the Knicks should have drafted another player. "PESPTF00810-topic.html" class="local_link" >Dennis Smith Jr. with the eighth overall pick in the National Basketball Association draft back in June.More news: West Indies tour to Pakistan moved to next March
James and Ntilikina were at the center of some drama the past two days after James questioned the Knicks' draft decision. James did the same toward Kanter before Monday's game.
In the first quarter of Monday's game, Ntilikina went to retrieve the ball after a made basket when James ran into him. But when James' selfie-video placed Angelo in the frame next to him and he said, "I don't know this dude right here, he trippin, '" Angelo reacted with the push and his now-famous line.More news: Arab League To Meet On Iran at Saudi Request
NY created breathing room two separate times in this contest. "King, Queen, Princess, whatever you are", Kanter said of James.