Live Thread: Cavs @ Clippers

The Cavaliers roll into La La Land for a two game road stand at the Staples center. Tonight: the Clips. Tomorrow: the Lake Show.

Shumpert and JR will start.

Clippers fans are not happy that Lue went with the “best chance to win” strategy, especially with the Clippers at full strength.

Yep, no one missing for the Clippers, who have DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin despite their day to day status. Meanwhile, the  lips have lost three straight and have dropped to sixth in the west. This of course leads to some conspiracy theories. Despite the the tinfoil, go Cavs.

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JB225
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JB225
4 days 7 hours ago

Via ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne:

“He wants to play,” Lue said of James before the game. “He was mad, but I just thought for him it was the right decision — not to go out there and try to carry the whole load by himself and playing more minutes. I just think getting those two back tomorrow and getting on the same page is good for us, instead of just trying to play him when Kevin can’t play in a back-to-back and Kyrie can’t play in the back-to-back.

“So it’s tricky. He’s pissed, but it’s my decision, it’s the medical staff’s decision, and that’s what we came up with.”

JB225
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JB225
4 days 7 hours ago

It was the right move from the Cavs, I have to admit.

Tim
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Tim
4 days 14 hours ago

Also the big 3 courtside at the game was seriously trollish, they basically performed passive resistance by non participation. Interesting strategy Cotton

Tim
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Tim
4 days 14 hours ago

Watching the Greek Freak get shut down by the Golden Wussies, reminded me of how amazing Lebron is. Nobody really shuts him down except himself and that’s very rare. Night after night, year after year he shoots over 50% with 7-15 rebounds and 6-18 assists. His bad games are still good games for any other player. MVP every year he’s the man.

Peter
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Peter
4 days 14 hours ago

It’s always a bigger story if Lebron’s the bad guy. Somehow, conspiracy theorists never thought that Ty Lue wanted to give his buddy, Doc Rivers a hand in play-off standings.

Joe
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Joe
4 days 17 hours ago

For those who think they should rest the starters against the Lakers instead, I think with the way they’re playing they may end up loosing to both games. Lue is making sure not to get one win out of this by playing the starters against the Lakers.

MikeO
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MikeO
4 days 17 hours ago

Fair point, but I’m not sure the Lakers can beat anyone right now.

MikeO
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MikeO
4 days 17 hours ago

I switched the channel a while ago, but whoever is doing the recap gets a free drink IOU from me.

Cols714
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Cols714
4 days 18 hours ago

Cavs should be fined for resting three healthy players

Phil Hubbard
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Phil Hubbard
4 days 17 hours ago

The NBA should be fined for sucky scheduling. How many times do teams have to do this before the league gets the message?

It isn’t just the back-to-backs. It’s also the travel. In this stretch the Cavs go from Cleveland to LA to Charlotte to Cleveland to San Antonio to Cleveland (leaving out some intermediate stops). The extra leg to San Antonio is an additional 2,500 miles or so in the air.

And for their three road games in Texas this season, they’ve had to make three separate trips. Plus, the first two were on the second night of back-to-backs (traveling from Cleveland in one case and Orlando in the other).

Phil Hubbard
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Phil Hubbard
4 days 18 hours ago

In other news…

daspec90
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daspec90
4 days 18 hours ago

Great photo

Cols714
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Cols714
4 days 18 hours ago

I hate resting guys.

Kevin
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Kevin
4 days 18 hours ago

“Kyrie Irving from downtown!”

Watching finals highlights.

believeLAND
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believeLAND
4 days 18 hours ago

Clippers are so sad. They peaked in 2013, amazing they still haven’t jumped ship.

TheOtherJason
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TheOtherJason
4 days 18 hours ago

This game is amazing; thanks nba!

MikeO
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MikeO
4 days 18 hours ago

Fan-tastic!!

MikeO
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MikeO
4 days 18 hours ago

Quite the offensive explosion for both teams…first to 75 wins…

JB225
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JB225
4 days 18 hours ago

0-12 from three. Yikes

Phil Hubbard
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Phil Hubbard
4 days 19 hours ago

This game is giving JR a chance to shoot himself back into rhythm

JB225
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JB225
4 days 19 hours ago

The Cavs are getting good shots most of the time but haven’t been able to hit most of them.

Cols714
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Cols714
4 days 19 hours ago

Liggins looks like crap. Thi

Tim
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Tim
4 days 19 hours ago

Lol, this commentary. Fact is these old frauds didn’t play 82 games, didn’t have as many 7 game series in the playoffs and the blame for Stars missing games ultimately goes squarely on the shoulders of the NBA schedule makers. As much as I hate games like this, I totally get it and would hate an injury to one of the top three worse. Now Lue’s stubborn rotations and failure to effectively spread out days off is in no way fixed by throwing away a game by resting all of the big three at once. Arbitrary is arbitrary.

Cols714
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Cols714
4 days 19 hours ago

Lue has been not stubborn about rotations. He’s been figuring things out for the playoffs while incorporating new guys.

Tim
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Tim
4 days 18 hours ago

Wrong. He’s been given a ridiculous bench and hasn’t figured out how to get LBJ minutes to a manageable 36 per night. LeBron’s best production years in Miami, he had a set rotation that made sense and managed his minutes. You know, like cutting edge, logical, planned minutes. Lue does whatever feels right/stubborn. Lue occasionally trolls the NBA by resting everyone, that isn’t a rest schedule, it’s the easy answer. Lue is not a coach, he’s an enabler with ridiculous talent.

Tim
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Tim
4 days 18 hours ago

And he should jerk Shump out of the game every single time he attempts to create his own shot early in the shot clock with the best player of this generation and a top 3 ISO player in Uncle Drew on the floor.

JB225
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JB225
4 days 19 hours ago

This move of not playing the Big 3 tonight will look even worse if the Cavs decide to play them tomorrow against the lakers.

Tim
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Tim
4 days 19 hours ago

Kinda a weak move honestly. Disrespectful to the Clippers and rather passive aggressive. Could have won both and rested the starters against the Lakers. Basically making a strong statement the Cavs don’t give a flip about the regular season. Can’t say I blame them, but still irritating.

MikeO
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MikeO
4 days 18 hours ago

I’m surprised they didn’t do this. Even the bench guys might have been able to get a win over the beyond terrible and tanking Lake show…

JB225
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JB225
4 days 19 hours ago

Totally agree with you. They should had played tonight and let the bench handle the lakers tomorrow.

Phil Hubbard
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Phil Hubbard
4 days 19 hours ago

Mark Jackson is taking this especially hard tonight.

TheOtherJason
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TheOtherJason
4 days 19 hours ago

Thanks NBA for ruining another game with ‘rest’

Tim
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Tim
4 days 19 hours ago

Dang, looked forward to this game all day. Stinks

daspec90
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daspec90
4 days 19 hours ago

They just showed some pretty unhappy-looking Cleveland fans at the game. That is the main reason that I rarely pull the trigger when they come to Sacramento.

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