Mitchell, Cavaliers set for matchup with the Knicks
Cleveland Cavaliers (29-19, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (25-23, seventh in the Eastern Conference)
New York; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Donovan Mitchell leads Cleveland into a matchup with New York. He’s ninth in the league scoring 28.4 points per game.
The Knicks have gone 16-14 against Eastern Conference opponents. New York has a 5-4 record in one-possession games.
The Cavaliers are 18-8 in conference play. Cleveland is fifth in the Eastern Conference shooting 36.3% from downtown. Robin Lopez leads the Cavaliers shooting 100% from 3-point range.
The teams meet for the third time this season. The Knicks won 92-81 in the last matchup on Dec. 4.
TOP PERFORMERS: Julius Randle averages 2.6 made 3-pointers per game for the Knicks, scoring 24.4 points while shooting 33.4% from beyond the arc. Jalen Brunson is shooting 47.2% and averaging 22.0 points over the last 10 games for New York.
Mitchell averages 3.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Cavaliers, scoring 28.4 points while shooting 39.6% from beyond the arc. Darius Garland is averaging 18.8 points and 7.1 assists over the last 10 games for Cleveland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 5-5, averaging 115.0 points, 48.6 rebounds, 19.2 assists, 5.4 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 45.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.1 points per game.
Cavaliers: 5-5, averaging 110.0 points, 41.2 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 6.7 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 49.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.6 points.
INJURIES: Knicks: Mitchell Robinson: out (thumb), Immanuel Quickley: out (knee).
Cavaliers: Donovan Mitchell: day to day (groin), Dylan Windler: out (ankle).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.