NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — The following are the starting lineups for the NBA game between the New York Knicks and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Madison Square Garden.
Amongst the starters tonight for the New York Knick (18-27) is forward Carmelo Anthony, who is 15 points away from reaching 19,000 points in his career and come tip-off time, it will be a matter of when he will score the needed points.
Anthony scored 24 points for the Knicks in their 114-88 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, picking up their third successive victory after a five game skid.
Meanwhile, center Anderson Varejao will not play tonight, despite participating in the team’s morning shootaround. He was a game-time decision because of a knee problem.
Tyler Zeller will start at center.
The Cavaliers (16-29), come into tonight’s game on the back of a 100-89 defeat at home to the New Orleans Pelicans, their fourth defeat in the last five games.
New York: Raymond Felton (PG) Pablo Prigioni (SG) J.R. Smith (SF) Carmelo Anthony (PF) Tyson Chandler (C)
Cleveland: Kyrie Irving (PG) C.J. Miles (SG) Luol Deng (SF) Tristan Thompson (PF) Tyler Zeller (C)