NBA New York Knicks Vs Cleveland Cavaliers - Game Day Preview
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New York Knicks Vs Cleveland Cavaliers – Last Game Of 2018 Season

The New York Knicks & Cleveland Cavaliers are playing a home-and-home series to close out the regular season.  Clearly, there is no love lost between both teams.

Monday night, LeBron James stepped on the MSG floor and led Cleveland to a comfortable 123-109 win.

NBA New York Knicks Vs Cleveland Cavaliers - Game Day Preview

LeBron got testy with some Knicks players, before leading Cleveland on a roaring comeback win.  They had initially fallen behind by 23 points. After the game, he posted a photo on Instagram of him standing on the Knicks logo.  The caption read “You’re welcome..King of NY.”

NBA New York Knicks Vs Cleveland Cavaliers - Game Day Preview

Kanter didn’t appreciate the apparent disrespect from LeBron and fired back with a response in November, but LeBron put that beef to bed on Monday with his signature “I’m King” 15s he wore, and to add insult to injury, he danced his way to 26 points and 11 assists against the fully disarmed Knicks-tank.

Expect more of the same from LeBron in the last game of the season. In his last three games, he’s almost averaging a triple-double (34.3 ppg, 12 apg, 8.7 rpg).

While LeBron has clearly been the catalyst for the Cavaliers, it’s hard to determine who has been the catalyst on the Knicks lately. Trey Burke has cooled off a bit since his career-high 42 point performance against the Hornets, and Michael Beasley’s play has tapered off a bit towards the end of the season. At the moment, the Knicks do not have a clear number one option, which makes it hard to decide what player statements to go with.

New York Knicks Vs Cleveland Cavaliers – Stats to look out for

There isn’t a New York Knicks Vs Cleveland Cavaliers matchup to look out for in this game, but there’s a specific stat that should be off the charts for this game — three-point shooting. Both teams have been letting it fly from deep early and often in their last three games. The Cavaliers are averaging 16 made threes, and they made an impressive 19 threes in their last game against the Knicks, and the Knicks are averaging 12.7 made threes, which includes 18 threes made against a staunch Miami Heat defense.

New York Knicks Vs Cleveland Cavaliers – Fantasy Basketball Predictions

  1. LeBron James OVER 9.5 Assists
  2. New York Knicks OVER 8.5 Three Pt FGs
  3. New York Knicks UNDER 5.5 Steals

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