Amare Stoudemire's return from a back injury didn't help the playoff-bound New York Knicks, who were stunned 98-90 by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.
Stoudemire had missed New York's previous 13 games with a bulging disk. But even with him in the lineup, the Knicks couldn't handle the Cavs, who snapped a three-game losing streak and won for just the fourth time in 19 games.
Stoudemire finished with 15 points and Carmelo Anthony had 12 before sitting out the fourth quarter.
Manny Harris had 19 points and a career-high 12 rebounds to lead the Cavs, and rookie Kyrie Irving scored 21 points in his second game back from a shoulder injury. Samardo Samuels added 15 points for Cleveland.
Harris banked in a desperation 3-pointer from near half-court as the 24-second shot clock expired in the fourth quarter to keep Cleveland comfortably ahead.
The Knicks wrapped up a playoff spot on Thursday night, clinching when Milwaukee lost.
One day later, New York hardly lo...