Knicks @ Cavaliers (Game 18) Preview

Baron Davis could make Knicks Debut, as New York takes on Cleveland



Although it seems unlikely, coach Mike D’Antoni has yet to rule out the first sighting of point guard Baron Davis in a Knicks uniform today.

If he plays, the former all-star will join a team coming of a massive win in Charlotte last night.

As for that Charlotte game, the key was ball movement, which Fanatics have begged and begged for all season. The Knicks finally heeded these calls and came away with a 30+ point victory.

Surprisingly, Carmelo Anthony had a career-low 1 point in the victory, but Tyson Chandler and Amar’e Stoudemire were both agressive and confident, and you can expect more of the same tonight against the Cavaliers.

With Melo nursing many an injury, Stoudemire will have to lead the Knicks offence, something he hasn’t really been able to do all season. As for defence, more of the same could suffice.

The Cavaliers’ best player is rookie point guard Kyrie Irving , who will go up against our own rookie defensive stopper Iman Shumpert, in what should be an interesting match-up. Outside of the Austrailian, though, last season’s worst NBA team don’t have much to threaten the Knicks with.

That said, the Cavs were a tough out for the ‘Bockers last season, winning on numerous disappointing occasions.

Predictions

Final Score: Cavaliers 77 – 92 Knicks
Top Scorer: Amar’e Stoudemire (Knicks) – 24 points