Knicks Preview: Keys to Defeating Cleveland Cavaliers

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Nov 4, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard

Mo Williams

(52) shoots in the second quarter against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

4. Point Guard Play

The first time around, Mo Williams annihilated the New York Knicks. LeBron James dominated the fourth quarter, but in terms of the Knicks’ defensive lapses, most were against Williams.

If New York is overcome the likes of LeBron James and Kevin Love, it can’t let Williams produce as easily as he did in the first meeting.

James is going to produce, and there really isn’t much a team can do about it. Kevin Love may do the same, although he can just as easily fall in love with his jump shot as he can dominate the offensive glass.

Those two players producing would hurt, but it’s to be expected.

Williams, however, shouldn’t score the 22 points that he did in the first encounter. Their field goal percentages will tell whatever story they may, but Williams and Matthew Dellavedova, who had seven assists, had their way with Jose Calderon.

New York needs a greater sense of reliability from the point guard position in the second clash.

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