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Cavaliers vs. Knicks game has significant injuries to both sides

The Saturday matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks features some significant injuries for both teams.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to take on the New York Knicks on Saturday, and there's some significant injuries to report. Kyrie Irving, the player that makes the Cavs' offense work, suffered a fractured jaw bone on Friday night against the Milwaukee Bucks.

But as noted by SB Nation New York, Irving will actually play through the injury on Saturday. Irving injured his jaw on a fall in the first quarter, but returned to the game and put up 26 points, seemingly unhindered by what is guaranteed to be a painful injury.

Irving playing through the injury is significant, as he missed 11 games with a broken finger earlier in the season. This game against the Knicks will be just his fourth game back from said injury.

On the other side, the Knicks have some injuries too, though. Carmelo Anthony injured his knee on Thursday in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers, and will miss the game. Rasheed Wallace will also miss the game with a sore left foot, so Saturday's contest will definitely feature two squads not at 100 percent.

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