NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks Injury Report, Predicted Lineups and Starting 5s
On Sunday, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the New York Knicks will face off in an exciting 2021-22 NBA season matchup at Madison Square Garden.
The Cavaliers have won their previous three games in a row and are on a run. In their previous game, they defeated the Toronto Raptors 102-101. Despite trailing by 15 points at one point, the Cavs won the game with five players scoring ten or more points. With a team-high 21 points, Darius Garland led the way.
Meanwhile, the Knicks ended a two-game losing streak with a win in their most recent game. The Milwaukee Bucks, the defending champions, were upset 113-98. Despite being behind by 21 points, New York was able to tie the game thanks to Julius Randle’s 32-point performance.
Injury Update for the Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love, Lauri Markkanen, and Isaac Okoro will continue to remain sidelined for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Because of the Covid-19 guidelines, Love and Markkanen have been ruled out, while Okoro is recovering from a hamstring injury.
Injury Report for the New York Knicks
The New York Knicks are free of injury concerns heading into Sunday’s game.
21 points. 8 assists. 2 game-winning free throws. pic.twitter.com/DKfVQOWyvS— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) November 6, 2021
Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks: Predicted Lineups
The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to start the same lineup as they did in their previous game. In the backcourt, Darius Garland and Collin Sexton are expected to start, with Evan Mobley, Dean Wade, and Jarrett Allen rounding out the group.
Off the bench, Cedi Osman, Ricky Rubio, and Dylan Windler are expected to see the most action.
New York Knicks
The New York Knicks are scheduled to open with their regular lineup as well. In the backcourt, Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier are expected to start, with RJ Barrett, Julius Randle, and Mitchell Robinson rounding out the group.
Off the bench, Derrick Rose, Nerlens Noel, and Immanuel Quickley are expected to see the most minutes.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks: Predicted Starting 5s
Point Guard – Darius Garland | Shooting Guard – Collin Sexton | Small Forward – Dean Wade | Power Forward – Evan Mobley | Center – Jarrett Allen.
New York Knicks
Point Guard – Kemba Walker | Shooting Guard – Evan Fournier | Small Forward – RJ Barrett | Power Forward – Julius Randle | Center – Mitchell Robinson.