Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer
DeAndre Liggins, coming off 5 points and 5 rebounds against Toronto, will start in the injured J.R. Smith's place against the New York Knicks on Wednesday. Tyronn Lue explained: "Just like the energy he brings. I think high energy from a guy, it's contagious. Guys tend to play harder, seeing him flying around the floor, picking up full court, that's the juice and spunk we need." It will be just the second start of the 28-year-old's career and his 69th game played.