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Carmelo Anthony scores 26, Knicks beat Cavaliers

Amare Stoudemire finished with 17 points and added 12 rebounds, his second double-double of the season, to lead the New York Knicks to a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, 107-97. This is the third win in a row for New York (24-40).

Stoudemire shot 7-16 from the field. Other key performers for New York were Carmelo Anthony with 26 points and 7 rebounds, and Tyson Chandler with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Kyrie Irving had another quality performance for Cleveland despite the loss, scoring 30 points on 11-25 shooting (3-9 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 5-6 from the free throw line. He also registered 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Spencer Hawes chipped in 21 points and 10 rebounds and Luol Deng finished with 10 points and 7 rebounds.

Cleveland (24-40) has now dropped their last four straight games.

Coming up next, the Knicks square off against the Philadelphia 76ers, who are 15-47 on the year. The Cavaliers match up with the Phoenix Suns, currently 36-25 this season. The Knicks are 1-1 versus Philadelphia this season. The Cavaliers are 0-1 versus Phoenix this season.

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