Knicks Preview: Keys to Defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers

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Oct 30, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Knicks forward

Carmelo Anthony

(7) shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers forward

LeBron James

(23) in the third quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks are in the midst of one of the most trying periods of their 2015-16 schedule. Eight of the Knicks 15′ November games are against teams that made the playoffs in 2014-15, and that doesn’t include two games against the Miami Heat and one with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Unfortunately, it does include the Knicks’ 94-84 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on November 2.

Up next for the Knicks will be a trip to the northeastern region of Ohio. Carmelo Anthony and company will travel to face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Quicken Loans Arena.

The question is, can New York pull out the upset?

It’s not expected to happen, but that doesn’t mean it can’t or won’t. New York upset the Cleveland Cavaliers a season ago, which is reason enough to believe that it has a chance to do so in 2015-16.

As for how, that won’t be as easy as optimism.

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