Cavs Lose Lead, Fall to Knicks

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cavaliers had a very comfortable lead against the Knicks on Monday night, but the visitors came back and had the last laugh, 102-97.

Cleveland was leading by 22 points as the Knicks saw their star, Carmelo Anthony, injure his knee and leave the game.

The Wine and Gold felt flat in the third quarter as the Knicks came back to make it a furious affair in the fourth quarter.

Amare Stoudemire led the New York comeback, scoring 22 points. Veteran guard Jason Kidd bombed home a 3-point shot, snapping a 87 all tie with just under five minutes left.

The Knicks never looked back.

The Cavaliers were led by Marreese Speights, who scored 23. Kyrie Irving canned 22 but the home team just didn’t have enough answers down the stretch.

New Yorks bench was an overpowering factor on Monday night, scoring 70 points, while Clevelands second teamers combined for 21 points.

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