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The Knicks (6-3) will face the Cavaliers (6-4) for the first time this season

The New York Knicks bounced back after two losses with a ridiculous come-from-behind win in Milwaukee on Friday night. The Bucks were no match for the streaking Knicks as Julius Randle, RJ Barrett, and Derrick Rose all topped the 20-point mark.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are riding a three-game winning streak as they enter New York, but they won’t be at full-strength. Kevin Love and Lauri Markkanen are both out due to health and safety protocols.

The Knicks will be keeping Kemba Walker out since this game is the first leg of a back-to-back. Derrick Rose is expected to take his spot in the starting lineup.

Let’s take a closer look at the broadcast information, odds, injury report, and projected starting lineups.

Broadcast Information

Date: Sunday, November 7th, 2021
Start Time:
6:10 p.m. ET
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
Stream: MSGGo App, NBA League Pass

Knicks vs. Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers: +7.5 (-110) // O 207.5 (-110) // +250
New York Knicks: -7.5 (-110) // O 207.5 (-110) // -320

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Injury Report


  • Kevin Love (Health and Safety Protocols): Out
  • Lauri Markkanen (Health and Safety Protocols): Out
  • RJ Nembhard Jr. (G League — Two Way): Out
  • Isaac Okoro (Left Hamstring): Out


  • Luka Šamanić (G League — Two Way): Out
  • Kemba Walker (Rest): Out

Cavaliers Projected Starting Lineup

PG: Darius Garland
SG: Collin Sexton
SF: Dean Wade
PF: Evan Mobley
C: Jarrett Allen

Knicks Projected Starting Lineup

PG: Derrick Rose
SG: Evan Fournier
SF: RJ Barrett
PF: Julius Randle
C: Mitchell Robinson

NY/NJ hoops reporter (NBA/NCAA) & sports betting writer for XL Media. Never had the makings of a varsity athlete.