The Cleveland Cavaliers have won four of their past 44 basketball games. Take a second, digest that. This is the NBA, remember. A league with a salary cap (of sorts). Next, take this in: two of those four victories have come at the expense of the New York Knicks. And not just the pre-Carmelo Knicks. Yep, a week ago, these revamped 'Bockers went into Cleveland and were outplayed by the Cavs, surrendering 115 points to a team that puts up a nightly average south of 96. So when the Cavs come into MSG tonight, you'd better believe the Knicks have revenge on their mind.
"[Tonight] is a payback game, man," Carmelo Anthony said yesterday. "[Last Friday’s] game, it left a bitter taste in my mouth. And the team’s mouth. And we remember that. We hold grudges."