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Fear The Sword Nov 14, 2017
Podcast: Trying to make sense of Cavs-Knicks

Podcast: Trying to make sense of Cavs-Knicks

Last night was weird! Welcome to Locked on Cavaliers, the official Cleveland Cavaliers podcast of the Locked on Podcast network. On today’s episode, host Chris Manning (@cwmwrites) joined by Justin Rowan (@cavsanada) from Fear the Sword and The Chase Down podcast to sort of recap Cavs-Knicks and sort of marvel at all the crazy that went down. For those who were wondering, every episode of ‘Locked on Cavaliers’ is now available on iTunes and on Stitcher. If you like the podcast, please rate and review it on iTunes, as it helps other listeners find the podcast. And five-star reviews...
Posting and Toasting Nov 14, 2017
Cavaliers 104, Knicks 101: ‘Tis better to have loved and Knicks’d than never to have loved at all

Cavaliers 104, Knicks 101: ‘Tis better to have loved and Knicks’d than never to have loved at all

Ugh. I needed some time to think about this. The New York Knicks lost Monday night, of course. They blew a 23-point lead and lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James re-entered God mode in the fourth quarter, creating for teammates, sticking dagger threes and shutting down Kristaps Porzingis on D. Kyle Korver also somehow re-entered God mode in the fourth, scoring 19 points in a quarter for the second time this season. (???) The Knicks showed a ton of grit through the first three quarters, but grit doesn’t necessarily guard the three-point line, if you know what I’m saying. I had...
Fear The Sword Nov 14, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks player grades

Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks player grades

Kyle Korver was again excellent when the Cavs needed him to be. Player grades for the Cavaliers’ win over the Knicks are below. Be sure to share yours in the comments below! LeBron James: A- James started this game off a bit slow. But he hit a big shot late, helped keep the offense running late when the Cavs needed someone to dictate things and handed Enes Kanter two Ls in one day. Not a bad day’s work. Kevin Love: F Love was downright awful in this game. He couldn’t defend either Kristaps Porzingis or Enes Kanter and never settled into a groove on offense. He didn’t close the...
Fear The Sword Nov 13, 2017
Final Score: Cleveland Cavaliers find a way to beat New York Knicks 104-101

Final Score: Cleveland Cavaliers find a way to beat New York Knicks 104-101

The Cavs found a way to win a profoundly stupid game. They don’t ask how, they ask how many. The Cleveland Cavaliers certainly didn’t deserve to win this game, but they found a way to defeat the New York Knicks 104-101. This game started out looking like entertaining basketball. Then both teams fell apart offensively for a spell, until the Knicks woke up and started picking off the Cavs on seemingly every possession to close out the half. The Cavaliers came out with a small run to start the third quarter, but then they fell back into their old habits and the Knicks ran away with the...
Posting and Toasting Nov 13, 2017
Cavaliers 104, Knicks 101: Scenes from Frank standing up to his bully

Cavaliers 104, Knicks 101: Scenes from Frank standing up to his bully

Frank’s got some serious moxie! The Knicks lost, but most importantly, Frank Ntilikina officially initiated himself into the NBA family by punking the hell out of LeBron James in the first quarter: Things getting chippy between LeBron and the Knicks pic.twitter.com/zAhQt6QSvz— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 14, 2017 Honestly, after that, nothing else really mattered. (Pre-Thanksgiving joke incoming) You could say that after that, it was all gravy. Things got really fun for the Knicks for a while after they went up by approximately a zillion points between the second...
Fear The Sword Nov 13, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks gamethread

Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks gamethread

Will the Cavs pick up a win against a solid Knicks team? "Traveling like a real citizen, man." - J.R. Smith, working class poet Who: Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks When: 7:30 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Ohio Cleveland Cavaliers expected starting lineup: Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith, LeBron James, Jae Crowder, Kevin Love New York Knicks expected starting lineup: Jarrett Jack, Courtney Lee, Tim Hardaway Jr., Kristaps Porzingis, Enes Kanter Cavs injuries: Isaiah Thomas (OUT - hip), Tristan Thompson (OUT - left calf), Derrick Rose(TBD - ankle sprain/soreness) Knicks injuries: Kristaps...
Posting and Toasting Nov 13, 2017
Game Thread: Knicks vs. Cavaliers- 11/13/17

Game Thread: Knicks vs. Cavaliers- 11/13/17

Win it for Frank. At last, the Frank Ntilikina Revenge Game has arrived. LeBron James and his band of subway-riding tourists will invade MSG. Hopefully the Knicks can make him pay for insulting our rookie. Tip-off is at 7:30 PM on MSG. This is your game thread. This is Fear the Sword. Please don't post large photos, GIFs, or links to illegal streams in the thread. Be kind to one another. Go the Knicks!
Fear The Sword Nov 13, 2017
Derrick Rose out again Monday due to ankle injury

Derrick Rose out again Monday due to ankle injury

Rose continues to be on the shelf. Derrick Rose is out again on Monday as the Cavaliers face the Knicks, Rose’s old team, in New York. Cavs coach update Rose’s status at the team’s shootaround Monday morning: Derrick Rose will miss Monday's game against the Knicks because of his left ankle injury, Ty Lue said. Iman Shumpert will continue to start in his place.— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) November 13, 2017 When asked about if Rose was out, Lue said “no Rose” and didn’t elaborate further. Rose is dealing with ankle injury that he suffered on Oct. 20 against the Bucks. He...
Fear The Sword Nov 13, 2017
LeBron, Cavaliers take train in NYC, are way too pleased with themselves about it

LeBron, Cavaliers take train in NYC, are way too pleased with themselves about it

Guys, it’s just a train. The Cleveland Cavaliers are used to riding in first class on private planes and the team bus. New York Traffic makes fools of us all, though, and with the team in town to play the Knicks and facing a 45 minute bus ride, the team instead took the NYC subway, and seemed really, really pleased with themselves about it: The real NYC experience... the @Cavs hit the subway following today's shootaround! #CavsAllAccess pic.twitter.com/mmz9ojcbKx— NBA (@NBA) November 13, 2017 Just @KingJames & the @cavs making the Monday morning NY subway commute. NBD....
Fear The Sword Nov 13, 2017
LeBron James says Dennis Smith Jr. comments were a shot at Phil Jackson

LeBron James says Dennis Smith Jr. comments were a shot at Phil Jackson

LeBron has not moved on, apparently. LeBron James made waves after the Cavaliers win against the Mavericks, saying that Dennis Smith Jr. should have been drafted by the Knicks. "The Knicks passed on a really good one, and Dallas got the diamond in the rough," James said after his Cleveland Cavaliers' 111-104 win Saturday night over the Mavericks. "He should be a Knick. That's going to make some headlines, but he should be a Knick. Dallas is definitely, I know they're excited that he didn't go there." This of course, led many to surmise that this was a shot at former Knicks President Phil...
Fear The Sword Nov 13, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks: game preview, start time, TV information

Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks: game preview, start time, TV information

Can the Cavaliers win their second game in a row? After finishing 1-1 in the Texas road trip, the Cavaliers head to New York to play Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks. Who: Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks When: 7:30 p.m. ET Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York. Enemy Blog: Posting and Toasting TV: Fox Sports Ohio, NBA League Pass Online: NBA League Pass, Fox Sports GO Music: Cavs injuries: Isaiah Thomas (OUT - hip), Tristan Thompson (OUT - left calf), Derrick Rose (TBD - ankle sprain/soreness) Knicks injuries: None Three Keys to the game The Knicks are off to a fast...

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