Preview: Knicks at Cavaliers, February 6th

February 6th, 2010 by John Krolik

Relevant Statistics:

Pace: Knicks 96.1 (8th) vs. Cavs 93.4 (25th)

Offensive Efficiency: Knicks 104.0 (16th) vs. Cavs 108.1 (5th)

Defensive Efficiency: Knicks 106.3 (21st) vs. Cavs 99.5 (3rd)

Notes:

-Another game against the team on the second game of a back-to-back. It’ll be tough for the Knicks to play their frenetic style with tired legs, especially since they’re playing an eight-man rotation.

-David Lee will be an interesting matchup with Shaq. He’s always made a living by getting garbage baskets around the rim with either hand, but this year he’s added a mid-range jumper he appears to have a lot of confidence in. It’ll be interesting to see if he can get Shaq out of the paint by knocking that shot down consistently and/or sneak around Shaq for offensive boards.

-Gallinari has become maybe the most dangerous offensive player on this team. The Cavs will have to keep an eye on him at all times and deny him any easy threes.

-Always fun when Larry Huges comes to Cleveland.

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