New York, NY (Sports Network) - Tyson Chandler tallied a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds and the New York Knicks escaped with a 103-102 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers to remain unbeaten at home.
Without Carmelo Anthony, who sat with an injured ankle, Raymond Felton scored a team-high 25 points. He also finished with seven assists for New York, which also received 16 points from J.R. Smith and 13 points from Steve Novak off the bench.
The Cavaliers got a monstrous effort out of Kyrie Irving, who scored a game- high 41 points a day after fracturing his jaw against the Milwaukee Bucks.
He led a furious late comeback, though Cleveland ultimately fell short after Anderson Varejao missed a potential game-tying free throw with a second left in the game.