|Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH||MSG||8:00 PM EST|
|New York Knicks||Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Arron Afflalo - Strained Left Hamstring (OUT)||Kyrie Irving - Fractured Left Knee Cap (OUT)|
|Lou Amundson - Sore lower back (OUT)||Iman Shumpert - Ruptured Extensor Carpi Ulnaris (OUT)|
|-||J.R. Smith - Right knee contusion (TBD)|
Today in Knicks history
|November 04, 1999||Knicks open defense of Eastern Conference Championship with a wire-to-wire 92-84 victory over Cleveland at Madison Square Garden. Larry Johnson leads the way with 24 points.|
The Knicks (2-2) won their only trip to Quicken Loans Arena last season and are 2-0 on the road during an encouraging start to 2015-16.
New York appears to have survived an injury scare to a key player in its last outing, with rookie Kristaps Porzingis expected to play through a neck strain suffered in Monday's 94-84 loss to San Antonio.
The 20-year-old forward, one of several newcomers in the Knicks' rebuild from a franchise-worst 17-win 2014-15 campaign, posted his first career double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds before colliding with Carmelo Anthony with 2:49 remaining. Porzingis did pass concussion tests and was diagnosed with a soft tissue injury.
Anthony paced New York with 19 points but was 4 of 17 from the field and the Knicks shot a season-low 36.0 percent. They shot 47.7 percent in Saturday's 117-110 win at Washington in which Anthony scored 37 on an 11-of-18 success rate.