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Knicks storm back, beat Cavs 120-103 behind bench

By Brian Mahoney

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 29 2012 8:20 p.m. MST

NEW YORK — Jeremy Lin had 19 points and 13 assists, Carmelo Anthony scored 22 and the New York Knicks turned around the game with their reserves to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 120-103 on Wednesday night.

Steve Novak had 17 points off the bench as the Knicks turned a 17-point deficit into an easy win, outscoring the Cavs 71-42 in the second half. They capped a 10-5 month, their first 10-win February since going 10-3 in 1996-97.

The Knicks didn't lead until Novak made consecutive 3-pointers to put them up 75-74 with 2:52 left in the third quarter, then dominated the fourth quarter to send the Cavs to their third straight loss.

Antawn Jamison had 23 points and 10 rebounds for Cleveland.

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