Baron Davis hit a big 3-pointer with 10.6 seconds left in his debut and the Cleveland Cavaliers stunned the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Friday 119-115, offsetting monster nights from both Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire.
The Cavs have won 11 straight over the Knicks, but none were this thrilling. Stoudemire equaled his season high with 41 points and Anthony had 29, the most of his brief career with the Knicks. But New York squandered a 12-point lead in the final eight minutes to fall to 0-3 against the league’s worst team.
The Knicks had a chance to tie in the final seconds, but Anthony was whistled for a charge on Samardo Samuels – the second time in the final 90 seconds Samuels got Anthony on a charge.
Davis, playing his first game since the Cavs acquired him from the Los Angeles Clippers in a deadline deal, made just 6 of 15 shots and scored 18 points. But his 3-pointer in the final seconds gave the Cavs a 116-112 lead. J.J. Hickson had 23 points for the Cavs and Luke Harangody, who wasn’t even supposed to play because of a hip pointer, had 18 points.