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Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland.
When: Friday October 31, 00:00 (UK time)
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The New York Knicks fell to a 24-point loss to the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night and it doesn’t get any easier as they now face the Cleveland Cavaliers.
It was a humbling start to the new season for coach Derek Fisher, with team president Phil Jackson also conceding that they expected to struggle to start the season.
With the players still adjusting to the triangle offense, New York hit just 37 percent of their shots against the Bulls while their porous defense was exploited ruthlessly by the visitors.
Fisher insisted that the team is going somewhere but it will take time, and unfortunately for them their next game is against another giant in the Eastern Conference.
The Cavs start the season with a homecoming for LeBron James after his four-year spell with the Miami Heat saw him win two championships.
However, he’s now back with his home franchise to help lead them to a title that they have craved for so long, and he has a star cast around him to help achieve it.
Kevin Love was acquired in the summer from the Minnesota Timberwolves, point guard Kyrie Irving signed a long-term extension and the likes of Shawn Marion and Mike Miller create an experienced bench.
The Cavs are considered the favourites for the championship given the talent that they possess, and with the Bulls waiting for them on Friday night, they will want to put on their own dominant performance against the hapless Knicks.
Expect a great atmosphere in the Quickens Loan Arena for James alone, but it could well be the start of a very exciting and entertaining journey for the Cleveland faithful.