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Knicks crush Cavs 117-86, win fourth straight

The Knicks´ Carmelo Anthony dunks the ball over Cleveland Cavaliers´ Tyler Zeller (40) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Bill Kostroun/AP)
The Knicks' Carmelo Anthony dunks the ball over Cleveland Cavaliers' Tyler Zeller (40) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Bill Kostroun/AP)
The Knicks´ Carmelo Anthony dunks the ball over Cleveland Cavaliers´ Tyler Zeller (40) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Bill Kostroun/AP) Gallery: Knicks crush Cavs 117-86, win fourth straight

NEW YORK (AP) - Carmelo Anthony and rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. each scored 29 points, J.R. Smith embarrassed a couple of defenders on his way to 19, and the New York Knicks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-86 Thursday night for their fourth straight victory.

The Knicks led nearly all the way and wrapped up a 10-6 January after going just 9-21 through the end of December. They have rebounded from losing the first three games on their franchise record-tying, eight-game homestand and can finish it with a winning record if they beat Miami on Saturday night.

Kyrie Irving scored 24 points for the Cavs on a day in which his long-term commitment to Cleveland was again questioned.

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