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Cavaliers Vs. Knicks: Cleveland Try To Rebound From Tough Boston Loss Against New York

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost to Boston on Tuesday, and get a chance to snipe another lower seeded Eastern Conference team in New York on Wednesday as they try to claw their way up to a playoff spot.

The Cleveland Cavaliers couldn't hold off the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night and lost ground in a tight Eastern Conference race. They can get a bit of it back against the Atlantic division's second best team, the New York Knicks, on Wednesday night. The Knicks hold the seventh position of the Eastern Conference, right ahead of the Celtics, thanks to a recent 9-3 winning spurt sparked by Jeremy Lin.

The Lin-Sanity has cooled a bit approaching and going through the All Star break, partially due to the Knicks calming down a bit on the win/loss record and partially due to the return of star Carmelo Anthony, whose presence along side Lin and Amare Stoudemire is doing less good than Knicks fans were hoping for. That's certainly not to say that the Cavaliers can leave Lin alone, he's still sure to do some damage against a mediocre defensive team in Cleveland, but the Cavs can use his propensity for turnovers to their advantage.

The Cavaliers will just continue to do what has worked best for them, leaning on their rookie duo of Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson until they can't lean any more.

The game will be at Madison Square Garden at 7:30 ET.

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