New York 120, Cleveland 103

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #14 Ed Malloy, #60 James Williams
Attendance - 19763

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland 31 30 19 23 103
New York 24 25 33 38 120

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 13-20 8-10 5-10 L3
New York 18-18 11-9 7-9 W1

Recap


KNICKS 120, CAVALIERS 103: Steve Novak hit five 3-pointers during a six-minute stretch in the second half and the New York Knicks erased a 17-point first-half deficit to hand Cleveland its third consecutive loss.

Jeremy Lin had 19 points and 13 assists and Carmelo Anthony had 22 points, but it was Novak’s 3-point flurry that sparked the Knicks.

Novak, who finished with 17 points, connected on a trio of 3-pointers over the final 3:53 of the third quarter and added two more within the first 2:09 of the fourth. His first 3 pulled the Knicks within 74-72 and his last gave the Knicks a 90-82 lead.

Antawn Jamison had 23 points and 10 rebounds and top overall pick Kyrie Irving had 22 points and seven assists for the Cavaliers, who scored just 42 points in the second half. The Cavaliers’ other three starters combined for 18 points.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: Amar'e Stoudemire had 14 points as the Knicks placed seven scorers in double figures. … The Cavaliers fell to 3-6 on the second night of a back-to-back. … Baron Davis had four points and eight assists for the Knicks in his first appearance against his former team. Davis was traded to the Cavaliers last season and waived during training camp this season.

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   New York
Antawn Jamison 23 Scoring Carmelo Anthony 22
Kyrie Irving 7 Assists Jeremy Lin 13
Antawn Jamison 10 Rebounds Tyson Chandler 15
Alonzo Gee 4 Free Throws Made Jeremy Lin 7
Kyrie Irving 1 Steals Tyson Chandler 3
Omri Casspi 1 Blocks Tyson Chandler 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Cleveland 103 46.3 9-20 18-27 21 43 4 2 18
New York 120 50.6 6-20 28-42 30 42 6 10 8

Upcoming Games

  • New York will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Knicks have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .154 after a win and .550 after a loss.
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