Recap - Knicks Defeat Cleveland 107-97
|Recap - Knicks Defeat Cleveland 107-97|
Cleveland was scorched by Carmelo Anthony for 26 points as the Knicks defated the Cavaliers 107-97 in NBA action on Saturday.
The Knicks were a 1-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 201.5.
New York got 17 points from J.R. Smith and another 17 points from Amar'e Stoudemire. Raymond Felton contributed 6 assists, while Amar'e Stoudemire cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
Cleveland got 30 points from Kyrie Irving in a losing cause and another 21 points from Spencer Hawes. Kyrie Irving contributed 8 assists for the Cavaliers, while Spencer Hawes had 10 rebounds.
The Knicks hit the break leading 58-50 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored New York as they grabbed 49 boards, while Cleveland only had 37.
Next game, New York takes its act home to face Philadelphia looking for another win. For Cleveland, they head on the road to face Phoenix.