4 Facts to Know: Knicks at Cavaliers

The Knicks travel to Cleveland for their final game of the 2017-18 season, where LeBron James and the Cavs await.

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1 Spoiler Alert

Tonight, the Knicks look to spoil Cleveland’s hope of securing third place in the Eastern Conference, who trail the Sixers. A win for the Cavs and a loss for the Sixers tonight will give a tiebreaker to Cleveland.

As of now, however, the Sixers hold the third-place spot, and whoever secures third place will face the Milwaukee Bucks, whereby the fourth seed will battle it out with the fifth seed Pacers.

2 Another One?

Frank Ntilikina had a night to remember Monday against the Cavs, putting up a career-high in points with 17 on 8-of-16 shooting, to go along with 6 rebounds and 5 assists.

In his last 10 games, the rookie is averaging 7.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 3.4 assists.

3 Not My King

LeBron James took it upon himself to name himself the self-proclaimed King, in which he wore “I’m King” shoes at The Garden on Monday.

Earlier this season in the second meeting between the two clubs on Nov. 13, the Knicks and Cavs engaged in a heated exchange when Frank Ntilikina attempted to inbound the ball. LeBron James appeared to block his path, so the rookie showed he wouldn’t back down, no matter who was standing in his way.

Will the two teams boil over with pressure on the Cavs to secure the third seed?

4 Onwards and Upwards

After a season with expectations unmet, and injuries aplenty, Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks will focus hard on the offseason in hopes of coming back a stronger and smarter team next year.

Let’s go Knicks!