Well, the Knicks didn't cancel the season after the Celtics stomped 'em by 41 points. They must continue, and they have what *should* be a chance to get back on last week's track with a visit to Cleveland. The Cavaliers have an extremely sad offense and don't defend much better than, say, the Magic do, and Kyrie Irving's having himself a bit of a down year so far. Of course, if the Knicks play the way they did Sunday, they could easily get blown out by such a team. I hold out hope that the Celtics debacle was the product of a Sunday noon start and the Knicks haven't totally died again.
One thing will be the same as Sunday: Kenyon Martin will sit with a sore left ankle. This time, Metta World Peace will start in his place. A front line of Metta, Melo, and Bargnani will have to deal with Andrew Bynum and Tristan Thompson while also making sure Kyrie Irving doesn't get all the way past the Knick guards.
Tip-off tonight is at 7:00, not 7:30. This is your game thread. This is Fear the Sword, an excellent Cavs blog. Please don't post large photos, GIFs, or links to illegal streams in the thread. Go the Knicks!