Stars collide as LeBron & Cavs head to Madison Square Garden

Although this isn’t a matchup of two of the Eastern Conference’s best records, it’s a matchup of two of the highest-profile teams in the East when Carmelo Anthony and his Knicks squad takes on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Both teams have underperformed so far this season, and they are both trending in different directions at this point in the season.
Cleveland started the season at 5-7, and was starting to raise everyone’s eyebrows about whether or not they could come together and compete for a championship. Since then, they have gone on a 4-0 stretch, with a big victory over Washington at home. It seems like James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love are starting to mesh in similar fashion of the 2010-2011 Miami Heat.
The Knicks are a different story. This team had expectations of winning after bringing Phil Jackson into the front office. They were able to knock off this Cavaliers team in Cleveland in the second game of the season, but have gone 3-14 since. This is a poor rebounding team, averaging a 27th best 39.6 rebounds per game. The jury is still out, but their 27th best scoring offense tells us Carmelo Anthony and company are having a hard time adjusting to Jackson’s triangle offense, which he has hired rookie head coach Derek Fisher to implement.
NY Knicks tickets for tonight’g big game are going for an average of $410. That price makes this the most expensive game on the Cleveland Cavaliers Schedule until January 7th when they take on the Houston Rockets. Prices for this game are down 6% in the last seven days. This could be because New York has lost their last five games, and has one of the Eastern Conference’s poorest records.
Cleveland is a very different team this time around. They have started to hit their stride, and have come up with some big victories this season. New York, on the other hand, would benefit greatly from a huge win over a marquee NBA team. If New York can pull this one out, it could build some momentum for this team to possibly go on a run. Regardless, it’s always exciting to see these two NBA superstars battle it out, as they have been doing since their AAU days. Fans can see two of the best players in  the NBA battle it out for as low as $59.00.
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