No drama in the match between the Cavs and Knicks

The Cleveland Cavaliers have defeated the #New York Knicks in their first game after the All-Star break. Cleveland had no problems much against New York, handing a 16 point loss to the Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena, 119-103. In their third encounter of the season, the Cavaliers did collect their third win against the Knicks.

It was a great night for the Cleveland Cavaliers, an all around one by their players. Seven Cavaliers players finished the game in double-digits - #LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kyle Korver, Channing Frye, Tristan Thompson, Richard Jefferson and Derrick Williams.

Point guard Irving scored the most points, 23. Cleveland drained 15 threes on the night on 38 attempts.

When it comes to the New York Knicks, four of their five starters ended the clash in doubles digits, but it didn't help in the end. Courtney Lee with 25 points and Carmelo Anthony with 20 led the way for the Knicks.

The Cavaliers have improved to 40-16 on the season with the win, and remains the top team in the Eastern Conference. On the other side, the Knicks have fallen to 23-35, and are ranked at number 12 in the Eastern Conference.

Lebron James had a message for the NBA

Even though #LeBron James wasn't the game's number one scorer, he had the best performance of the night. 32-year-old star James collected a #Triple Double - 18 points, 13 rebounds, and 15 assists.

It was a statement sent to the entire league by James, who clearly wanted to say that he's no messing around.

The Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, and Washington Wizards were trying to make acquisitions at the 2017 NBA trade deadline - in order to improve their chances of beating Cleveland in the East. Toronto and Washington did make some moves, but Boston didn't.

It remains to be seen if they can threaten this powerful Cavaliers team when the time comes for this year's Playoffs.

Long story short, it was a dominant performance by James - which should serve as a reminder to the league that the Cleveland Cavaliers are for real.