Cavs vs. Knicks, Game 61
at Quicken Loans Arena
V: Fox Sports Ohio
WHAT HAPPENED: Maybe life without Shaq won't be too bad afterall.
Center Shaquille O'Neal missed his second game after injuring his right thumb. He'll miss the next eight weeks.
It levels the playing field a bit. But the Cavs have a talent-laden roster and should be able to continue playing at a high level.
The Cavs have won four in a row overall, eight straight against the Knicks.
NOTES: Their 31-point win was their largest margin of victory of the season.
-- Their 51 field goals tied the Cavs' record at The Q.
-- The last time the Cavs had all 12 players score was April 3, 2009, at Orlando.
-- The Cavs almost doubled the Knicks on the boards, 60-31. It was their largest margin of rebounding since Nov. 9, 2005, vs. Seattle.
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS
SF LeBron James vs. Al Harrington
PF Antawn Jamison vs. Danilo Gallinari
C Anderson Varejao vs. David Lee
SG Anthony Parker vs. Tracy McGrady
PG Mo Williams vs. Sergio Rodriguez
Cavs - C Shaquille O'Neal, G Sebastian Telfair, G Daniel Gibson
Knicks - G Cuttino Mobley, C Eddy Curry
Bob Delaney, Tony Brown, Rodney Mott