The New York Knicks escaped with a victory on Saturday night, edging the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-102. The win kept the Knicks' home winning streak alive, as the team has won their first 10 games at Madison Square Garden this season.
New York continued their early season trend of aggressive shooting from behind the three-point line, going 13-35 from downtown. Jason Kidd alone took 13 three-point shots, but only made three of them.
Raymond Felton led the Knicks with 25 points, shooting 3-4 from beyond the arc but only 9-20 from the field overall. Felton contributed seven assists and five rebounds as well. Tyson Chandler had a strong game, scoring 23 points and grabbing 10 rebounds for a double-double. J.R. Smith scored 16 points, but attempted 20 shots in the process, while Steve Novak added 13 points off the bench.
Kyrie Irving torched the Knicks, scoring 41 points while shooting 15-25 from the floor. C.J. Miles had 17 points, while Tristan Thompson added 10.