Knicks Preview: Keys to Defeating Cleveland Cavaliers

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Nov 4, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) stands beside New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) at Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland won 96-86. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks are reeling from heartbreak. Not only did New York drop a winnable game against the Charlotte Hornets, but Kristaps Porzingis‘ awe-inspiring game-winner was controversially waved off.

Life won’t get any easier for New York on Friday the 13th.

The Knicks will host LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Madison Square Garden. It will be the second meeting between the teams in 2015-16.

During the November 4 meeting, Cleveland outlasted New York for a 96-86 home victory.

New York surprisingly led that game by as many as 13 points and entered the fourth quarter with a manageable one-point deficit. Unfortunately, the Knicks’ inability to close out came back to haunt them.

The question is, what must Derek Fisher and company do to avenge that loss?

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