CLEVELAND, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- LeBron James exploded for 45 points Friday, helping Cleveland surge past the New York Knicks 110-106.
New York led 34-32 after the first period, but Cleveland forged a 55-54 advantage at the half.
New York used an 11-2 run to open a 78-69 lead in the middle of the third, but James and Damon Jones hit back-to-back three-pointers to pull the Cavs within 78-75.
New York led 80-75 heading into the fourth, but could not sustain its momentum.
New York's Jamal Crawford had 25 points and six assists.