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Anthony powers Knicks past Cavaliers

Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Carmelo Anthony filled the stat sheet with 26 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks and the New York Knicks defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers, 107-97, on Saturday night.

Amar'e Stoudemire provided 17 points and 12 rebounds, while Tyson Chandler supplied 15 points and 11 boards for the Knicks, who have won three in a row on the heels of a seven-game losing streak.

Kyrie Irving had 30 points, eight rebounds and eight assists and Spencer Hawes added 21 points and 10 boards for Cleveland, which has dropped four straight and seven of its last nine.

The game was tied at 80-80 with 10:24 left before Anthony netted five of the final six points of a 14-3 Knicks run to help them seize control of the contest. His turnaround jumper staked New York to a 94-83 cushion with 5:21 to go.

Cleveland never got within less than seven the rest of the way.

Earlier, the Knicks led 23-19 after a quarter of play and Anthony scored the last nine points of a 10-2 spurt to help them establish a 45-35 margin.

New York headed into the break with a 58-50 advantage.

The Cavs began the third on a 9-2 flurry to pull within 60-59. Anthony's triple with 2.9 ticks remaining in the third gave the Knicks a 77-76 edge going into the final frame.

Game Notes

The Knicks shot 43.2 percent (38-of-88) from the floor and 45.2 percent (14- of-31) from beyond the arc ... New York outrebounded Cleveland, 49-37 ... J.R. Smith had 17 points for New York.

03/08 22:28:00 ET