Cleveland Cavaliers @ NY Knicks-11-10-19-GAME THREAD

Cleveland Cavaliers @ NY Knicks-11-10-19-GAME THREAD

  • The Cavs road trip makes a stop in NY to do battle with the Knicks.

  • Discussion
  • Knicks beat the Mavs. Pretty solid front line. Not as easy as it might look from looking at the standings.

    Lots of new faces and their early troubles could be that vs a void in talent.

  • This young Cavs team is playing well.....beyond what I expected. I still see either TT or Love being moved. If the Blazers continue to struggle offensively I fully expect them to make a run at bringing Kevin "back home".

  • The Knicks are 2-7 but somehow beat Dallas on the road Friday night, holding the Mavs to 41% from the field and an amazing 14-for-44 on 3's. Marcus Morris had 29 points and is averaging 19.1 so the Cavs need to be aware of him.

    The Knicks are 29th in scoring at 100.6 ppg. They are a slightly above average defensive team, ranking 14th at 109.4 ppg.

    The Cavs have improved their defense by 3.5 ppg over last year, by the way.

    The Knicks rank 5th in offensive rebounding rate so the Cavs need to be strong on the defensive glass. The allowed 17 offensive boards to the Wizards which is too many.

  • Kicked that ****. How that team beat the Mavs is beyond me.

    We have to start considering that we are at the least the best of the rest. When you are fundamentally sound like we are there isn’t a lot of steps back. The bad games aren’t as bad as they probably should be and the rock bottom isn’t ever realized.

    JB and staff are going to out coach most and this game is a good example.

    Fun basketball to watch and the young guys are having a blast with the early success.

  • The Cavs now have their first winning streak of the season. Great job on defense holding the Knicks to 87 points, 13 below their average. Two nights ago they held the Wizards to 15 points below their average. Bickerstaff is doing an excellent job. Longabardi was awful.

    The Cavs got to the line and knocked 'em down, going 28-for-31, with two misses coming after the game was decided. The Wizards made 16 free throws, so it was a 12-point Cavs advantage from the stripe.

    The Knicks shot only 36% from the field and turned the ball over 21 times. Some of that involved poor shooting and ball handling by the Knicks along with a propensity to commit offensive fouls. These guys like to throw their weight around. But the Cavs forced a lot of missed shots and turnovers.

    The Knicks starters were all between -12 and -28 as the Cavs starting lineup totally dominated when they were on the floor. The only negative was the 17 offensive rebounds by the Knicks, which is the second game in a row the Cavs allowed 17. Beilein is using some small lineups and it makes controlling the defensive glass more difficult.

    Sexton had a career high 31 points and was a +26. TT had a quiet 9 points and 9 boards, but the Cavs were +33 in his 31 minutes on the floor, best on the team. Clarkson had a busy night with 17 points in 20 minutes along with 3 rebounds and 2 steals. Cedi, Porter, Clarkson and Love combined to shoot 2-for-16 on 3's, so the Cavs could have won by a lot more than 21 points with some halfway decent 3-point shooting. They missed a lot of wide open looks, but I noticed the 3-point shooting suffers a lot on the road. Hopefully they're knock some down against Philly on Tuesday.

    Julius Randle is a load at 6'8", 250 pounds. He'll be 25 later this month. He had 20 points, 16 rebounds, and got TT some bench time with foul trouble. The Cavs did a great job on Marcus Morris, coming off a 29-point game in the win over Dallas. The Cavs held him to 9 points on 3-for-12 shooting. Rookie R.J. Barrett, who the Cavs would have taken if he fell to them, had 9 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, and 3 turnovers. The consolation prize was Darius Garland who had 12 points, 6 assists, 3 rebounds, and a steal.

    Yeah, we might end up being the best of the worst.

    This post was edited by PROSECUTOR 2 months ago