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New York vs Cleveland Wrap - New York Wins 101-91

New York vs Cleveland Wrap - New York Wins 101-91

Cleveland was victimized by Carmelo Anthony for 31 points as the Knicks defeated the Cavaliers 101-91 in NBA action on Friday.

New York won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 4-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 209.5.

J.R. Smith had 31 points for New York and Chris Copeland chipped in with 12 points. Pablo Prigioni had 4 assists for the Knicks, while Carmelo Anthony was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 14 boards.

Cleveland got 31 points from Kyrie Irving in a losing cause and another 15 points from Tristan Thompson. Kyrie Irving contributed 6 assists for the Cavaliers, while Tristan Thompson had 11 rebounds.

New York led at halftime, 52-43.

The rebound battle favored Cleveland as they grabbed 46 boards, while New York only had 44.

Next game, New York takes its act home to face Indiana looking for another win. For Cleveland, they head on the road to face Philadelphia.