4 Facts to Know for Knicks-Cavs

After picking up their first win of the season, the Knicks head to Cleveland to take on LeBron James and the Cavaliers.

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1 Encore Performance

Frank Ntilikina showed a glimpse of what the future may hold in his Garden debut Friday, finishing with 9 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds and 1 steal. More than the stats, his defensive prowess and passing vision were on full display. After an encouraging performance, what does the talented rookie have in store for an encore?

2 Break the Streak

The Knicks will be looking to end a 10-game losing streak against the Cavaliers tonight and they might be catching the Cavs at the perfect time. The Cavaliers have lost two straight against the Nets (who the Knicks crushed on Friday) and Pelicans, and are shorthanded in the backcourt without Isaiah Thomas and likely Derrick Rose.

3 Leap Year

Kristaps Porzingis has taken a step forward in his third season and has now scored 30 or more points in three of the Knicks four games, matching his 30-point total from his first two seasons combined! However, this will be a big test for Porzingis who averaged just 11.3 points in four games against the Cavs last season.

4 Bombs Away?

The Knicks are attempting only 23.3 3-pointers per game (29th in the league) but look for that to change Sunday. The Cavs are allowing the most 3-point attempts this season and teams shooting 38.8% from beyond the arc.