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NBA: New York 103, Cleveland 102

Dec. 15, 2012 at 10:55 PM

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A combined 48 points from Raymond Felton and Tyson Chandler Saturday helped the New York Knicks overcome a big game from Kyrie Irving to edge Cleveland 103-102.

Felton scored 25 points to go with seven assists and Chandler finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds for New York, which was playing without superstar center Carmelo Anthony (ankle).

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The Cavaliers' Irving wore a face mask after sustaining a fractured jaw in Friday's loss against Milwaukee but it proved no hindrance as he poured in a career-high 41 points.

J.R. Smith ended with 16 points for New York, including a pair of game-clinching free throws. Steve Novak provided 13 points off the bench as the Knicks improved to 10-0 at home.

Anderson Varejao supplied nine points, eight rebounds and five assists for Cleveland but missed a potential score-tying free throw with 1 second remaining.

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