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 (Anthony Gruppuso)
(Anthony Gruppuso)

NEW YORK (AP) -- LeBron James scored 36 points, carrying Cleveland while Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love had slow starts in their return to the lineup, and the Cavaliers beat the Brooklyn Nets 116-108 on Friday night.

Irving added 32 points and Love had 17 points and 13 rebounds, but both shot poorly early as the Nets kept it competitive for 1 1/2 quarters. James helped the Cavs open a double-digit lead by halftime and they led comfortably most of the rest of the way in the opener of a six-game trip.

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(Nicole Sweet)

The Nets take on the Cavaliers at Barclays Center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night.

According to STATS...

  • The Cavaliers led by as many as 46 points in their 119-99 home win over the Nets on December 23. But Brooklyn has won seven of its last 10 home games against Cleveland.
  • Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love both sat out Wednesday's loss to the Bulls. The Cavaliers are now 0-4 all-time when both players miss the same game.
  • Brooklyn is pulling down 45.6 rebounds per game in its home contests this season. That is an improvement of +3.6 RPG from its final home rebounding average for the 2015-16 season (42.0).
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Dec 23, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket between Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) and forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports)
Dec 23, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket between Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) and forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports)

CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James scored 19 points, Kevin Love added 14 points and 15 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers rolled past the Brooklyn Nets, 119-99 on Friday night.

Cleveland, which has won four straight and nine of 10, hosts Golden State on Christmas in a rematch of the last two NBA Finals. 

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony during a game at Target Center. (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony during a game at Target Center. (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony empathized with NBA players skipping games and road trips to get some additional rest, adding he may take a game to rest in the near future.

"I think everyone needs a rest day, to be honest with you,'' Anthony said, according to the New York Post's Marc Berman. "I think if you're an NBA player, professional athlete, you need a rest day. It's a matter of when you take it, how you take it. The decision is not just mine. It's a collective as a whole -- whatever is the best situation for that individual."

Anthony's comments come at the heels of several Cleveland Cavaliers players, including LeBron JamesKyrie Irving and Kevin Lovenot traveling to Memphis for back-to-back games and the Cavaliers' fourth game in six nights, instead choosing to remain in Cleveland and rest before the Cavaliers' next game. The Grizzlies took the same approach by not having Marc Gasol travel to Cleveland for Tuesday's game but playing on Wednesday.

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New York Knicks guard Brandon Jennings (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks guard Brandon Jennings (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Knicks guard Brandon Jennings ripped the team's effort in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, calling the loss "embarrassing."

The Knicks lost at home 126-94 in a nationally-televised game in which the Cavaliers shot 48.8 percent from the field and 55 percent from 3-point range. The Knicks gave up 63 points in both halves and several Cavaliers were seen playing games on the bench during garbage time.

"It's definitely embarrassing to get blown out on national TV," Jennings said, according to the New York Daily News' Stefan Bondy.

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Dec 4, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek talks with players during the third quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden. New York Knicks won 106-98. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)
Dec 4, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek talks with players during the third quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden. New York Knicks won 106-98. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks host the defending NBA champion Cavaliers on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. 

According to STATS...

  • The Cavaliers have won the last seven meetings against the New York Knicks, their third-longest active winning streak against a single opponent.
  • The Cavs are averaging 11.8 points less per game on the road (103.5) than at home (115.3) this season, the third largest differential (road worse) in the NBA.
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Oct 25, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) in the second half at Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland won 117-88. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 25, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) in the second half at Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland won 117-88. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Knicks guard Derrick Rose said he wants the Knicks to use the pick-and-roll more in the team's offense after Tuesday's loss to the Cavaliers, according to Newsday's Al Iannazzone. Rose, making his regular-season debut with New York, finished with 17 points on 41.2 percent shooting from the field. He had missed two weeks with his civil sexual assault trial and is still getting used to working within the offense. But Rose said, after watching the Cavs, that New York needs to do more of what Cleveland did Tuesday night.

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) high fives forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) in the first half against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. (Jennifer Stewart)
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) high fives forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) in the first half against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. (Jennifer Stewart)

Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV Twitter | Archive

With the release of the 2016-17 season NBA schedule, here's a look at what figure to be some very key matchups for the new-look Knicks. 

Oct. 25 -- visiting the Cleveland Cavaliers

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James handles the ball against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the third quarter in game seven of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. (Bob Donnan/USA Today Sports Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James handles the ball against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the third quarter in game seven of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. (Bob Donnan/USA Today Sports Images)

The Cleveland Cavaliers completed the biggest comeback in NBA Finals history and spoiled the Golden State Warriors' record-breaking season by winning Game 7 of the NBA Finals, 93-89, Sunday at Oracle Arena.

LeBron James had a triple-double of 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists as the Cavaliers rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to beat the Warriors three times in a row for Cleveland's first championship in one of the four major sports since 1964.

Stephen Curry scored 17 points for the Warriors, who broke the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' record for most wins in a single season. Golden State won 88 games including their 73-9 regular-season record, but fell one win shy of matching the Bulls with a ring.

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James handles the ball against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the third quarter in game seven of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. (Bob Donnan/USA Today Sports Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James handles the ball against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the third quarter in game seven of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. (Bob Donnan/USA Today Sports Images)

The Cleveland Cavaliers completed the biggest comeback in NBA Finals history and spoiled the Golden State Warriors' record-breaking season by winning Game 7 of the NBA Finals, 93-89, Sunday at Oracle Arena.

LeBron James had a triple-double of 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists as the Cavaliers rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to beat the Warriors three times in a row for Cleveland's first championship in one of the four major sports since 1964.

Stephen Curry scored 17 points for the Warriors, who broke the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' record for most wins in a single season. Golden State won 88 games including their 73-9 regular-season record, but fell one win shy of matching the Bulls with a ring.

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The DNL panel discuss if the Cavaliers, behind LeBron's strong game three performance, have a better chance at making it a series in Finals.
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Kristaps Porzingis is listed as doubtful for Friday's game against the 76ers. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
Kristaps Porzingis is listed as doubtful for Friday's game against the 76ers. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Knicks face the Cleveland Cavaliers at Madison Square Garden on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.

According to STATS:

  • Cleveland (3-0) will be looking to sweep this season series for the first time since 2009-10. The Cavaliers have now won their last five games against the Knicks, holding them to 87 or fewer points in each of these contests.
  • The Cavaliers have hit at least 10 three-pointers in each of their last nine games; that is the longest single-season streak in franchise history.
  • The Knicks have done a good job protecting the rim, as opponents have made just 58.1 percent of their dunk and layup attempts versus the Knicks this season; entering this weekend, that was the lowest opponent field-goal percentage in the NBA.
  • Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James have faced each other 25 times in the regular season, with Anthony holding a 13-12 lead. Anthony has averaged 23.2 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists in these contests, compared to James' 26.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg and 6.8 apg.
  • Cleveland is 21-1 (.955) this season when Tristan Thompson has at least 10 points and 10 boards in the game. Entering this weekend, that was the best win percentage in a season for any player since 1985-86 (minimum 20 G with 10+ pts & 10+ reb).
  • Kristaps Porzingis has recorded a double-double in each of his last two games. The longest such streak of the rookie's career is three games, Nov. 29-Dec. 4.
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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) and New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) react after a shot by Porzingis (6) during second half against the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden. The New York Knicks defeated the Chicago Bulls 107-91. (Noah K. Murray)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) and New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) react after a shot by Porzingis (6) during second half against the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden. The New York Knicks defeated the Chicago Bulls 107-91. (Noah K. Murray)

(AP) -- Kyrie Irving's return has the Cleveland Cavaliers largely healthy and close to peak form nearing their most anticipated game of the season.

The New York Knicks, meanwhile, are holding their breath over Carmelo Anthony's new injury.

Anthony's availability for Wednesday night's road game against the rolling Cavaliers is in question after he sprained his right ankle in the Knicks' last outing.

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