NEW YORK — Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 37 points, including a layup with 10 seconds left after a timeout he didn’t seem to want, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the New York Knicks 90-87 on Thursday night for their season-high fifth straight victory.

Carmelo Anthony ended a 4-for-19 night by missing a 3-pointer in the final seconds as the Knicks dropped their sixth straight and fell to 4-16.


PELICANS: The team signed forward Dante Cunningham, who has struggled to clear his name after domestic assault charges against him were dropped this summer.

Cunningham was charged last April with felony domestic assault after his former girlfriend accused him of choking her and slamming her head against a wall. The charge was dropped in August after inconsistencies in the woman’s story came to light.

GRIZZLIES: Center Marc Gasol has a bone bruise in his right knee and is questionable for Friday night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs.

Gasol leads the Grizzlies in scoring with 19.4 points per game.