Melo, Knicks hand Cavs 4th straight defeat

The Sports Xchange

Posted at Mar 09 2014 01:14 PM | Updated as of Mar 09 2014 09:14 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (2) drives between New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler (6) and shooting guard Iman Shumpert (21) in the fourth quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Photo by David Richard, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.

Knicks 107, Cavaliers 97

Carmelo Anthony had 26 points and seven rebounds as the New York Knicks won on the road over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who lost their fourth consecutive game.

The Knicks (24-40) moved into a tie with the Cavs for 10th in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

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Grizzlies 111, Bobcats 89

Guard Mike Conley scored 20 points and forward Zach Randolph added 16 to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a big victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.

The Grizzlies (36-26) won their sixth successive game at home as the Bobcats (29-34) lost for the 14th time in their past 20 road games.