The short-handed New York Knicks look to rebound from a loss to Atlanta when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. (Game Time: 7:30 p.m., TV Schedule: MSG)
New York will be without Jared Jeffries (knee) and Amare Stoudemire (back), and Jeremy Lin is also expected to miss his fourth straight contest due to a sore left knee. Without the same trio Friday night against the Atlanta Hawks, Carmelo Anthony had 36 points, nine rebounds and five steals, but couldn't find enough help in a 100-90 loss. Iman Shumpert added 25 points as the only other Knick to reach double figures.
Cleveland has lost six straight, with the last five all coming by double figures. The Cavaliers' most recent defeat was a 121-84 demolition administered by the Milwaukee Bucks.