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Derrick Rose returns for Cavs vs. Knicks

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The Cavs point guard had missed the team’s previous four games.

NBA: Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

After missing four games, Derrick Rose will be back in the lineup for the Cavaliers on Sunday against the Knicks.

Rose’s return means the Cavs can use the starting lineup — Rose, J.R. Smith, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson — they want to. The move also moves James back to small forward after playing the last two games at point guard. Tonight will mark the fifth starting lineup the Cavs have used this season.

In two games this year, Rose is averaging 13 points and 1.5 assists per game. He hurt his ankle in the fourth quarter of the Cavs’ Oct. 20 against the Bucks.