Good evening! The 2-2 Knicks hit Cleveland tonight to face the Cavaliers on national television. The Cavs are severely depleted -- missing Kyrie Irving and both the wings New York sent 'em last season -- but they're still very good!
I'm looking forward to tonight's matchups quite a bit. Carmelo Anthony loves battling LeBron James more than anything, while Kristaps Porzingis (who's ready to go!) and Robin Lopez will battle Kevin Love and Timofey Mozgov. How do they match that up? I don't know! Meanwhile, Cleveland's backcourt of Mo Williams, Richard Jefferson, James Jones, and Matthew Dellavedova isn't quite as likely to get to the rim as recent opponents, but you know LeBron'll find them for open threes if the Knick guards don't rotate and recover.
Tip-off tonight is at 8 PM on ESPN and 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, and please be kind to one another, welcome visitors gently, and use the power of flags and silence if ever trolls emerge. Go the Knicks! Stay above .500!