Good evening! The Knicks have another chance to gain some ground *and* kick down a team below them in the standings. New York is now just 2.5 games behind Atlanta after the Hawks' collapse against the Raptors. They're also 3.5 games ahead of Cleveland, so a win tonight against the Kyrie Irving-less Cavs would be splendid standings-wise. Some injury updates:
Starters tonight versus @cavs : Felton, Smith, Anthony, Stoudemire, Chandler. Shumpert (illness) will not dress.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) March 23, 2014
Luol Deng says he will play for #Cavs vs NY— M.S. Boyer/J. Valade (@PDcavsinsider) March 23, 2014
Tip-off is at 7:30 on MSG. This is your game thread. This is Fear the Sword. Please don't post large photos, GIFs, or links to illegal streams in the thread. A recap will be up tonight or tomorrow morning depending on my ability to watch the game as it happens.