Live Thread: Cavs @ Nets (#NoSleep)

The last time the Cavaliers faced the Brooklyn Nets, Tyronn Lue was still the coach… JR Smith and Kyle Korver were still on the team, and Kevin Love was still playing. In fact, that night in late October was the last time Love was seen in anything other than a walking boot. Flash forward six weeks, and the radical changes to this Cavs team are enough to keep anyone associated with them up nights worrying.

However, after another weekend back-to-back against talented contenders (the Cavs fared much less well against Boston and Toronto after sweeping Philly and Houston), Coach Larry Drew can instead lose sleep scheming how to defeat a more beatable opponent in the Nets. Brooklyn lost top scorer Caris LeVert to a scary looking (but ultimately not horrific) injury three weeks ago, and have been in a 2-9 slide ever since. They’ve lost their last six overall, and also dropped their last six games at home.

The Cavs are on a four game slide of their own, and looking to play a game where they’re not down by 20+ or wind up losing by double digits.Β They are averaging 92 points on 39.7 percent shooting during the losing streak, and have been held under 100 points 10 times this year. Hopefully, getting a healthy George Hill back in the swing of things, as well as contributions from new addition Alec Burks will begin to reverse that trend.

Besides LeVert, the Nets could also be without ex-Cav avenger, Smokin’ Joe Harris (left abductor injury). The Cavs will still be missing David Nwaba (knee), Sam Dekker (ankle) and possibly Ante Zizic (knee). New two-way recruit, Jalen Jones, is with the team in Brooklyn in case they need a body.

Prediction: I get no sleep until (after) Brooklyn, as I try to stay awake to hopefully recap a squeaker of a Cavs victory… 102-98.

Catch all the action as the Cavs cold kick it live from the Barclays Center starting at 7:30pm EST on FSO. And, as always chime in here with your rhymes… keep your foot on the pedal with never ever false metal… and keep your takes runnin’ hotter than a boiling kettle!

GO CAVS!

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Nate Smith
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3 days 22 hours ago

WTF are you doing, Collin, don’t you watch film? The only reason you make that dopey reachin is to ball up your fist and give him a bloody nose.

Nate Smith
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3 days 22 hours ago

Maybe Charlotte would be interested in TT.

Nate Smith
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3 days 22 hours ago

So if he’s going to make that p*** a** play, then, leave a f***ing bruise.

Nate Smith
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3 days 22 hours ago

Nate Smith
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3 days 22 hours ago

Nance out is criminal.

Johnny_Lately
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Johnny_Lately
5 days 18 hours ago

Jordan Clarkson has a very strange brain — he’s in on defence on the Nets penultimate possession, guarding the 3-point shooter in the corner. A shot goes up, Clarkson forgets about his man and decides to box out the guy way out on the free throw line, leaving the baseline wide open for the Nets to get a basically unopposed (except for a Hood/Burks desperation wave) putback which tied the game. Thank heavens for Burks and his streetballer moves.

Would be nice to win a few more games like this though. Kevin Love was hyped.

Johnny_Lately
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Johnny_Lately
5 days 14 hours ago

Update to the CAVStheBLOOD Style Guide: Insert “the enigmatic” before every use of the words “Jordan Clarkson.” cc all Bavarian Heldentenors & CtB contributors

TV63
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TV63
5 days 20 hours ago

Anyone notice the Bad Ass TT when he interviews? He use to be Mr Smiley. He’s kinda like ” “Mr T from the A team” now. It’s fine. He’s been phenomenal . Hope he gets an All Star consideration this year

Jason
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Jason
5 days 20 hours ago

Wins:
4 = PHX
5= ATL, CHI, Cavs
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8 = NY, Brk
9 = MIA
10 = Wash
11 = Utah, Hou, SA, Sac
12 = NO, Minny
——–
In PO:
11: ORL, CHA, DAL

JOHN B
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JOHN B
5 days 20 hours ago

Just like the Hawks and cavs are accidentally dueling for the worst record, Trae Young and Sexton are dueling for worst RPM in the NBA. Young was the worst the previous week, but Collin took it from him. Now out of 434 guys Collin is number 434 and Young is number 433. Hopefully Collin reverses that this week. Young had a good game, relative to himself tonight against GS. 20 points on 8/20 shooting, 4/6 FTs, 0/5 from three, with 3 assists, and 7 turnovers. Not bad considering his usual shooting and the competition.

JOHN B
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JOHN B
5 days 20 hours ago

Check that Young is 440, Kevin Knox is 441, and Sexton is 442 out of 442 eligible players.

JOHN B
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JOHN B
5 days 20 hours ago

Cedi is 437th which I buy because his offense has been pretty awful and he is just not a good defender at this point. Mostly due to his man to man d.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 21 hours ago

Rockets (at Minny) and Pelicans (home to LAC) both lose tonight. My leading candidates to make a panic trade for a vet.

Pels for Hill. Rockets for JR.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 21 hours ago

One thing I do like about Clarkson/Cedi/Burks is their motors. They have some floor game. Hustle plays. 25 boards between them tonight.

Chris K
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Chris K
5 days 21 hours ago

EG, you called it almost perfectly…nice!

Jason
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Jason
5 days 21 hours ago

3 up and 4 down in our last 7.

We are better than PHX & ATL right now. With Love back I think we pass NY, Brooklyn, and maybe Chicago.

Still, we shot 15 3s and the Nets took 40. Hard to win the math.

JOHN B
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JOHN B
5 days 21 hours ago

Suns about to get some space between them and everyone else for the worst record. Booker went out with a nagging hamstring injury. No timetable for return.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 21 hours ago

Sexton had the best plus/minus of any starter at -2. No TOs.

Still, tops:
TT: 19/14/2 + 2 blocks. -5.
JC: 20/11/4 on 9-22. +10.
Burks: 13/7/1 on 5-13. +11 and game winning dunk.
Nance: 9/8/1/1/1 on 3-5 and +4 with a triple.
Sexton was: 15/1/2 on 7-16. -2. 1/1 3s.

Nate Smith
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5 days 21 hours ago

TT should’ve gotten more looks tbh.

Rob
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Rob
5 days 21 hours ago

Even the strongest proponents of tanking have to concede that these guys needs to win from time to time (if nothing else to keep the sanity). Way to go Cavs. TT and Nance owned Allen and company.

Charlie E
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Charlie E
5 days 21 hours ago

Nice D from TT on the final shot.

Frogdog
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Frogdog
5 days 21 hours ago

Burks is fun to watch. TT is abusing people. Hill needs to get his mental game together. What’s the point of playing a veteran gaurd if they make multiple mistakes at crunch time?

TV63
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TV63
5 days 20 hours ago

I agree. Hopefully, he gets better. Didn’t see much hustle. Alot of “Let somebody else do it” body language.

Nate Smith
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5 days 21 hours ago

Yeah. He’ll be better next game.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 21 hours ago

Whew!

Nate Smith
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5 days 21 hours ago

That was an odd game.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 21 hours ago

We hang on. Deserved win.

JudeElysium
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JudeElysium
5 days 21 hours ago

Pretty damn close on the prediction Evil!

Nate Smith
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5 days 21 hours ago

Goodnight brooklyn!

Nate Smith
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5 days 21 hours ago

No 3s!

Jason
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Jason
5 days 21 hours ago

Good call coach Drew! Shows what I know.

Nate Smith
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5 days 21 hours ago

I’m convinced Larry is coaching to los… Burks with the dunk!

Jason
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Jason
5 days 21 hours ago

Run something for TT.

And Drew pulls him.

buck turgidson
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buck turgidson
5 days 21 hours ago

really? i hit the can for a short pit stop and they give up a 10 pt lead?

buck turgidson
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buck turgidson
5 days 21 hours ago

i do like burks.. i hope they don’t trade him (re amico)

Jason
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Jason
5 days 21 hours ago

Burks >>>>>> Hood. Plays with some force & aggression on both ends. Better off the dribble.

Rob
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Rob
5 days 22 hours ago

Bad teams find ways to lose. I would blame putting Sexton back in around the 5 minute mark when that lineup was cruising

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Why the f was Rodney hood in? Hes been worthless this game.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

Hill chokes.

buck turgidson
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buck turgidson
5 days 21 hours ago

duh.. isn’t that what he does?

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

What a dumb freaking turnover

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

Bad coaching/subs here.

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Why isnt cedi playing here for D?

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

Or LNJ. Drew choked that possession. We got the stop but then Hill barfed the ball up. And Clarkson settled on Allen

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Burks with the Kobe assist to TT!

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Why hell isn’t nance playing?

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

He or Cedi should come on D right now.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

What is Clarkson doing? Go on Allen!

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

You know hes gonna shoot that. Go over the damned screen!

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Jordan Clarkson! The philipino Kobe of the Plains.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

JC with a big bucket.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

Drew goes even smaller. That wasxa junk Burks shot.

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Jesus. Get Collin out of the game.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

He did and then Clarkson did that.

Hard to fix stupid.

buck turgidson
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buck turgidson
5 days 22 hours ago

hopefully they can get out of the cellar this evening.. they should be able to win against brooklyn (especially with levert out)

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

Too small on the glass. Put LNJ back in.

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Good to. That Kurucs impresses me.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

19/20 from the FT line.

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Close,out, Collin!

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

Good TT D!

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