The New York Knicks have a tough task tonight. The Knicks will face off against the undefeated Cleveland Cavaliers. New York is 1-2 on the regular season.
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The Knicks are coming off of a blowout victory against the Milwaukee Bucks. There were some surprising factors in the win
Elfrid Payton had his best game as a Knick after playing a forgettable game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Payton recorded 27 points on 12 of 16 shooting. Astoundingly, he was perfect from beyond the arc, shooting three of three. He also set a nice pace for the offense in the game. Hopefully, this is a sign for things to come.
Julius Randle and RJ Barrett also had good showings as well. Randle scored 29 points on eight of 17 from the field. His defense wasn’t considered a liability for once as he neutralized Giannis Antetokounmpo for most of the game.
RJ Barrett had a solid game, scoring 17 points on seven of 17 from the field. He showed excellence in driving to the rim and drawing contact.
Mitchell Robinson had a nice game defensively and matched up well against Antetokounmpo. He never once found himself in deep foul trouble.
Unfortunately, the Knicks’ top bench player is not gonna be available against the Cavaliers. Alec Burks is listed as doubtful with a sprained ankle.
What The Knicks Should Look For Against the Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavaliers are off to one heck of a start. As a matter of fact, the duo of Collin Sexton and Darius Garland are now being referred to as “Sexland” by Cavs fans. Could they be the next “Splash Brothers”?
The Cavaliers are coming off of a 118-94 blowout victory against the Philadelphia 76ers. Sexland combined for 36 points and 10 assists against the 76ers.
Andre Drummond finished the night with 24 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, and three steals. He’ll be another tough assignment for Mitchell Robinson early on.
Rookie Isaac Okoro also was sidelined with a foot sprain.
The Cavaliers currently rank as one of the top playmaking teams in the NBA and look to continue the trend with their assist numbers.
The Knicks will have to keep contain if they want to win tonight against the Cavaliers.