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    Cleveland Cavaliers Game Thread: New York Knicks vs Cleveland Cavaliers 8:00 pm 12/07/2016 [Game#22]

    rady edit: Weissenberg is busy, i'm taking this over!





    (14-5) -- (11-9)

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    Madison Square Garden, New York, NY MSG 8:00 PM EST


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    Injury Report

    [B]Cleveland Cavaliers/B] New York Knicks
    Mo Williams - Not with team (OUT) Derrick Rose - Sore lower back (QUEST)
    JR Smith - Sore left knee (TBD) -


    Game Preview

    The Cleveland Cavaliers could be without one of their key ingredients when they face the New York Knicks on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

    Guard J.R. Smith's knee buckled late in the first quarter of Cleveland's 116-112 win at Toronto on Monday. An MRI showed no structural damage to his knee. He is listed day-to-day.

    "I just landed wrong," Smith told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "Was just trying to shoot my normal floater and I came down on it wrong."

    Smith was hurt after converting with 1:52 left in the first quarter. He landed awkwardly on the shot but made it to the defensive end before collapsing in pain.

    The former Knick isn't the only banged-up player on Cleveland. Before Smith went down against the Raptors, LeBron James landed awkwardly after converting an alley-oop in the first quarter. He hurt his left knee on the play but was able to stay in the game after a timeout.

    He recovered fine, posting a season-best 34 points on a season-high 26 shots.

    "It was a bang-bang play, a little undercut on the lob and I fell on my knee a little bit wrong," James said. "It's been better, but I was able to finish the game so that's a positive. Get a lot of treatment around the clock and get ready for Wednesday."

    Cleveland is looking for its eighth straight win over the Knicks.

    Channing Frye, Cleveland's best long-range shooter, has missed five games because of the deaths of his mother and father.

    Mike Dunleavy, a key reserve, hasn't really produced and the Cavaliers have basically played all season without a backup point guard, but Cleveland owns the best record (14-5) in the Eastern Conference,

    In 45 games against the Knicks, James is averaging 27.2 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. On opening night, James recorded the first of his three triple-doubles this season -- 19 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds -- in a 117-88 win at Cleveland.

    The Knicks (12-9) are coming off a 114-103 win at Miami, where Carmelo Anthony scored 35 points for the second time this season. Second-year forward Kristaps Porzingis recorded 14 points and 12 rebounds and center Joakim Noah, who has been plagued by illness and injuries, had his finest game as a Knick. The free-agent acquisition from the Chicago Bulls scored 10 points and pulled in 10 rebounds.

    Derrick Rose left Tuesday's game with back spasms after playing 22 minutes and scoring 10 points. His status for Wednesday was uncertain.

    New York is 0-4 on the second night of back-to-backs. The resurgent Knicks are over .500 this late in the season for just the third time in 12 years.

    (cbssports.com)
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    Thanks Rady for the game thread.

    Honestly believe Lebron is the closest thing to Superman given how hard he plays and the number of games he's played in his career. Westbrook is another guy that goes 100 miles and hour that's been relatively healthy save a knee injury caused by Patrick Beverly of the Rockets.

    LeBron James landed awkwardly after converting an alley-oop in the first quarter. He hurt his left knee on the play but was able to stay in the game after a timeout.

    He recovered fine, posting a season-best 34 points on a season-high 26 shots.

    "It was a bang-bang play, a little undercut on the lob and I fell on my knee a little bit wrong," James said. "It's been better, but I was able to finish the game so that's a positive. Get a lot of treatment around the clock and get ready for Wednesday."

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    Tough games for the knicks tonight, this is a team you can't hold the ball for 5 seconds unless the defense warrants it.

    The young guys can't handle this type of pressure in a close game at MSG in the 4th qtr.

    Hopefully the vets get enough of rest and our role players really perform tonight and outscore Cleveland's bench in the early periods. Porzingis has to do a better job of watching Kevin Love on the perimeter shoot open Jump shots for 3.

    Can Jennings keep Kyrie honest on defense so he doesn't get steals helping out.

    Thomas ,Kuz and O'Quinn& Holiday must play their best tonight.

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    Is D Rose gonna play at all? Sorry fellas I'm the jinx watching this national TV game so we will lose by 20. Of course it has nothing to do with the fact that the CAvs are the defending champs and have LJ and Kyrie. Don't embarrass us tonight Knicks

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    Cmon with this cherry picking crap

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    No DRose day to day we are in trouble

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    CAvs in a different league

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    Down by 17 already wtf

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    Waiting to see Jeff's rotation tonight, his bench needs to outplay Cleveland bench to have a chance tonight.

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    Looks like everybody's afraid when they shoot except Melo

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    Nice rotation so far, but somebody tell Porzingus to guard Love at the 3 pt line this is unacceptable.

    If not put Lance on him until he understands Cleveland's bigs hits 3's

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    Love is a bad matchup for KP not enough lateral quickness to stay in front and KP can't close the distance between the shooter Love to stop the three. Looks like a different team without DRose

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    Down by 15 at the half at least pinch them knicks

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    Down by 20 sorry fellas I told you when I watch the team sucks; I'm going to go back to lurking and reading the gamethreads

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    Lebitch crying again can't stand it

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