Cleveland visits New York on 4-game road skid

April 1, 2022 GMT

Cleveland Cavaliers (42-35, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (34-43, 11th in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Saturday, 1 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland visits New York looking to stop its four-game road losing streak.

The Knicks are 19-28 against Eastern Conference opponents. New York is 14-25 against opponents with a winning record.

The Cavaliers are 25-22 in Eastern Conference play. Cleveland ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference with 44.3 rebounds per game led by Jarrett Allen averaging 10.8.

The two teams square off for the third time this season. The Cavaliers defeated the Knicks 95-93 in their last matchup on Jan. 25. Kevin Love led the Cavaliers with 20 points, and RJ Barrett led the Knicks with 24 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Julius Randle is shooting 41.1% and averaging 20.1 points for the Knicks. Barrett is averaging 24.9 points over the last 10 games for New York.

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Darius Garland is averaging 21.5 points and 8.7 assists for the Cavaliers. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 16.2 points and 6.3 rebounds over the past 10 games for Cleveland.

LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 6-4, averaging 109.8 points, 44.7 rebounds, 23.0 assists, 7.5 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 44.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.0 points per game.

Cavaliers: 4-6, averaging 111.0 points, 42.5 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 7.2 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.2 points.

INJURIES: Knicks: Nerlens Noel: out (foot), Quentin Grimes: day to day (knee), Derrick Rose: out (ankle), Cam Reddish: out for season (shoulder).

Cavaliers: Jarrett Allen: out (finger), Collin Sexton: out for season (knee), Rajon Rondo: day to day (ankle), Dean Wade: out for season (knee), Evan Mobley: out (ankle).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.