Knicks Survive Scare From Cavs

Knicks Survive Scare From Cavs

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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