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Cavs vs. Knicks final score: New York holds off Cleveland to win 103-102

Kyrie Irving went off for 41 points, but it wasn't enough for the Cavs to bring down the red-hot Knicks.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers fell just short of upsetting the New York Knicks on Saturday night, losing 103-102 in Madison Square Garden. Kyrie Irving went off for 41 points, five rebounds and five assists for the Cavaliers in his fourth game back from a broken finger, but it wasn't enough for the Cavs to spring the upset.

C.J. Miles chipped in with 17 points and eight rebounds, but shot only 7-18 from the floor, and Tristan Thompson had 10 points. The Cavs shot just under 49% from the floor as a team, and 37.5% from three-point range.

Raymond Felton led the Knicks with 25 points, seven assists, and five rebounds. Tyson Chandler put up 23 points and 10 rebounds, and J.R. Smith had 16, despite shooting only 6-20 from the floor.

The Cavaliers play again on Tuesday night when they host the Toronto Raptors. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

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