New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Carmelo Anthony vs. Lebron James Is Matchup To Watch

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The New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers will be facing off for the third of four times on Wednesday night as Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James will be rekindling their rivalry.

Nov 13, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers will be facing off for the third time this season, and second at Quicken Loans Arena, on Wednesday night. The Knicks will be looking to get their first win in the series this season, as the Cavaliers won the first two games 96-86 and 90-84.

Fourth quarter execution in both games was poor by the Knicks, as they were right in it until the final minutes of the game when the Cavaliers clamped down. It was easy to tell from those games which team is the NBA Finals contender and which was still in the building process.

The Knicks, led by Carmelo Anthony, always get up for their games against LeBron James no matter if he is wearing a Cavaliers or Miami Heat jersey. The same should happen tonight, as the Knicks will look to pick up a victory for the first time this season and get back in the win column.

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The Knicks had their four-game winning streak snapped Monday by the visiting Orlando Magic, suffering a wire-to-wire loss. It was certainly a disappointing outcome with how well they were playing heading into the game. Now they will try and get back on track as they are in the midst of an 11-game stretch against teams all above the .500 mark currently.

The Cavaliers on the other hand will be coming into this game on a five-game winning streak and atop the Eastern Conference with a 2.5 game lead. They have been absolutely destroying teams as well, as their victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder is the only one they didn’t win by at least 22 points in their last four victories.

The Knicks will try and snap that winning streak and the Cavaliers streak of dominance tonight. They have won at least one game in Cleveland every season since 2011-12, and if they want to keep that streak alive tonight is the last time for the Knicks to make it happen.

What will it take for them to get the victory? Check out our keys to the game and things to watch for when the Knicks and Cavaliers tip off Wednesday night at 7:00 PM ET.

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