The New York Knicks lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday night, 98-90. The Knicks trailed by as many as 18 points in the fourth quarter. Amar'e Stoudemire returned to the lineup for the Knicks after missing about a month with a back injury and scored 15 points. Steve Novak also had 15 points for the Knicks. Carmelo Anthony had just 12 points.
Manny Harris and Kyrie Irving carried things for the Cavaliers, combining for 40 points. Neither team had a shooting percentage to boast about, with the Knicks shooting 42 percent and the Cavs managing 46 percent.
The playoff-bound Knicks next play the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday as the NBA regular season winds to a close. New York has three games remaining.