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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Game 27: Knicks at Cavs

CAVS (8-19) 109, NEW YORK KNICKS (16-12) 102 (OT)
at Quicken Loans Arena
RADIO/TV: WTAM/Fox Sports Ohio

WHAT HAPPENED: It's about damn time!

The Cavs snapped a 10-game losing streak with their overtime win over the Knicks.

Let's get this out of the way: The Knicks are talented and look like they are headed for an Eastern Conference playoff spot.

They came into the game second in the NBA in scoring at 108.1 points per game.

They have several very talented offensive players, headed by center Amar's Stoudemire and guard Raymond Felton.

They aren't great defensively, but should have a decent season under Coach Mike D'Antoni.

The key to the game was the defense by the Cavs. They held the Knicks to 41.1 percent shooting. Cavs center Anderson Varejao hounded Stoudemire to an 8-for-19 shooting night and eight turnovers (that wasn't a season high, by the way. He had 11 vs. Washington).

SF Anthony Parker (6-6, 210) vs. Wilson Chandler (6-8, 225)
PF Antawn Jamison (6-9, 235) vs. Danilo Gallinari (6-10, 225)
C Anderson Varejao (6-11, 260) vs. Amar'e Stoudemire (6-10, 240)
SG Daniel Gibson (6-2, 200) vs. Landry Fields (6-7, 210)
PG Mo Williams (6-1, 195) vs. Raymond Felton (6-1, 205)
Cavs – F Joey Graham, G Christian Eyenga, F/C Leon Powe
Knicks – C Eddy Curry, G/F Kelenna Azubuike, G Andy Rautins
David Jones, Ken Mauer, Mark Ayotte


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