†7:30 p.m.; Madison Square Garden; FS Ohio/WTAM, WAKR, WHBC








Cavs probables






Name




Ht, Wt




Pts




Rebs




Asts






PG Kyrie Irving




6-3, 191




18.9




4.0




5.7






SG Anthony Parker




6-6, 210




6.1




2.5




2.4






SF Alonzo Gee




6-6, 219




10.7




4.9




1.7






PF Antawn Jamison




6-9, 235




17.6




6.5




1.9






C Tristan Thompson




6-9, 227




7.8




6.3




0.4













Knicks probables






Name




Ht, Wt




Pts




Rebs




Asts






PG Baron Davis




6-3, 191




5.6




2.2




5.1






SG Iman Shumpert




6-5, 220




9.8




3.2




2.8






SF Landry Fields




6-7, 215




10.6




4.8




1.7






PF Carmelo Anthony




6-8, 230




20.7




6.0




3.7






C Tyson Chandler




7-1, 240




11.1




9.6




1.0








Injuries:†Cavs -- Kyrie Irving (shoulder) questionable, Daniel Gibson (foot) out, Anderson Varejao (wrist) out; Knicks -- Amare Stoudemire (back) out, Jeremy Lin (knee) doubtful




Officials: Bill Spooner, Josh Tiven, Sean Wright



Notes


*†Kyrie Irving is listed as questionable for tonight and will be a game-time decision. He sprained his right shoulder in last night's loss to the Bucks and said he was in "a lot of pain" as he left the arena.



* If Irving is unable to play, the Cavs are thin at point guard.†Donald Sloan is the only healthy point guard on the roster. Anthony Parker can handle the ball on occasion, Manny Harris proved last year he couldnít do it and I have no idea if newly signed Lester Hudson has any ball-handling ability. We might all find out tonight.




* The Cavs have major issues right now, obviously. They canít score and they canít defend. Thatís a pretty good formula for losses, which is why they have dropped six in a row and eight of their last nine.




* The Cavsí second unit right now consists of Sloan, Harris, Hudson, Omri Casspi, Samardo Samuels and Luke Walton. Only Casspi and Samuels have been with the team for more than two weeks, which helps explain why the second unit is having so much trouble scoring.




* The Knicks have their own issues. Jeremy Linís knee injury seems worse than it first appeared and coach Mike Woodson hinted before Fridayís game that both Lin and Amaríe Stoudemire might miss the rest of the season. That would obviously be a crushing blow to the Knicksí postseason hopes.




* The Knicks have won eight of their last 10 and are playing surprisingly well under Woodson, who took over after Mike DíAntoni stepped down a couple of weeks ago.