The Cavaliers, kings of the fourth quarter comeback, had that page stolen from their book Wednesday night.
The New York Knicks overcame a 17-point lead and beat the Wine and Gold on the Madison Square Garden hard court, 120-103. They won going away.
Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks attack with 22. Tyson Chandler ripped the boards for 15, and Jeremy Lin, the worldwide hoops sensation, had 13 assists to lead the way.
It was a 4th quarter collapse of epic proportions for the Cavs.
The defense allowed 38 fourth-quarter points by the Knicks. A three pointer by Steve Novak brought the home team to an 82-80 lead, and the Knicks never let their foot off the gas.
Former Cav Baron Davis came off the bench and was outstanding. He dished out eight assists in only 15 minutes to key the surge. Lin, continuing his excellent play, scored 19 points to go with those 13 dishes.
Antawn Jamison had 23 points and Kyrie Irving chipped in with 22, but the Cavs were no match for the onslaught of the Knicks in the final stanza.
The Cavs have the Chicago Bulls at Quicken Loans Arena on Friday night.