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Final: Cavs 98, Knicks 90

By Jason Lloyd Published: April 20, 2012

CLEVELAND: Kyrie Irving had 21 points, Manny Harris made a 42-foot shot and recorded his second career double-double in the Cavs' 98-90 win Friday over the New York Knicks. 

They led nearly the entire night, building a 19-point lead in the fourth quarter to win their 10th straight over the Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena.

With the shot clock running down in the fourth quarter, Harris heaved a shot from just inside the half-court stripe that banked in off the glass. Harris looked shocked and coach Byron Scott just giggled as the Cavs won for the fourth time in their last 19 games.

Harris had 19 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. Samardo Samuels had 15 points and Tristan Thompson had 10 points and six rebounds.

Irving made just 1 of 7 3-pointers, but looked a little sharper in his second game since returning from a bruised right shoulder.

Having already clinched a playoff spot, the Knicks had little to play for and it showed. The Cavs smashed them in rebounding 52-32, Carmelo Anthony shot just 5 of 13 (12 points) and Amar'e Stoudemire had 15 points after missing nearly a month with a back injury.

Former Cav Baron Davis was scratched just prior to tip-off with flu-like symptoms. The Cavs were again without Alonzo Gee, who missed his third consecutive game with a sprained ankle. Harris started at shooting guard, with Anthony Parker again sliding to small forward in place of Gee.

The Cavs (21-41) play at the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.


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