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Knicks Survive Scare From Cavs

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The Knicks might be the oldest team in the N.B.A., but against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night, they went young. Chris Copeland, a rookie who went undrafted, started the first game of his career, replacing the injured Carmelo Anthony.

The Knicks certainly missed Anthony, especially in a wild final minute. But the youth movement, orchestrated by Coach Mike Woodson, ultimately worked as planned, as the Knicks escaped with a 103-102 victory at Madison Square Garden.

The game came down to free throws. The Knicks, who led for the entire fourth quarter, made 8 of 10 in the final minute. But with one second left, Anderson Varejao had a chance to send the game into overtime. He made the first of two free throws but missed 

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