Last year the Cavaliers handed the Knicks a few tough losses, and currently have an 11-game win streak over the Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena. Needless to say (but I will anyway), the Knicks have struggled against opponents they should beat, and on the second night of a back-to-back, don't expect anything to be easy.
- I also bring up point guards for another reason. There's been talk of Baron Davis possibly making his debut tonight. As Alan Hahn pointed out in his Fix, Davis would only get spot minutes to help get into game condition, so expectations should be tempered. As Seth Rosenthal twat earlier today, I wonder how Cleveland will react to Davis possibly returning three weeks sooner than his original 8-10 week timetable.
- So much was made about Anthony's piss poor shooting during the Knicks' 6-game losing streak, and now so much is being made about his 1-point performance from last night. Will we see Melo determined to score tonight, or will he come out and keep the ball movement as we demonstrated so wonderfully against the Bobcats?
- The Cavaliers don't feature a ton of height up front. Anderson Varejao is a nice big man and a crafty defender - usually the type the bother Amar'e - and Tristan Thompson and Ryan Hollins are both lanky, string bean type players. Last night Tyson and Amar'e chewed up the Bobcats frontline for a combined 38 points and 25 rebounds, and they should do the same tonight against Cleveland.