As much as any Game 2 can be a must win game, this feels like a must win for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
There’s no way around the fact that the Cavs are going to need this game. Losing both games at home going back to New York puts them in a spot where they need to win four out of five games. And think about how raucous Madison Square Garden will be if the Knicks go back home in control of the series.
Interestingly, the betting line has only shifted half a point after Game 1. There seems to be some optimism in the markets that Cleveland will even up the series. They certainly need to.
Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse — Cleveland, Ohio
When: 7:30 p.m. EST
Spread: Cavs -5 (via Draft Kings)
Cavs’ expected starting lineup: Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Isaac Okoro, Evan Mobley, Jarrett Allen
Cavs’ injury report: Dylan Windler (OUT - left foot sprain)
Knicks expected starting lineup: Jalen Brunson, Quentin Grimes, R.J. Barrett, Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson
Knicks injury report: Isaiah Roby (OUT - ankle)
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