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NBA: New York 101, Cleveland 91

April 12, 2013 at 10:40 PM

CLEVELAND, April 12 (UPI) -- A 31-point, 14-rebound effort from Carmelo Anthony Friday lifted New York to a 101-91 victory over Cleveland.

After having their 13-game winning streak snapped by Chicago on Thursday, the Knicks bounced back by taking control in the second quarter against the Cavaliers.

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J.R. Smith also had 31 points for New York, making 13-of-16 shots from the field.

Cleveland, which has the third fewest victories (24) in the NBA this season, lost its third in a row. Kyrie Irving scored 31 points with six assists for the Cavaliers.

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