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. 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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5 days 22 hours ago

Thompson put you on lockdown,Spencer!

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

Sexton has to learn to use the glass on those flips. He ain’t Tony Parker.

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

He aint Tony Schaloob

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

I’ve never seen a scoring guard with fewer moves than Collin Sexton. He’s kind of terrible at one on one.

Rob
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Rob
5 days 21 hours ago

Ugh – you’re so right. What was Parker like his first few years in the league? Wondering if time / practice will translate to craftiness around the basket. Hopefully Collin trends more towards Parker and less towards Speedy claxton

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

Yep. It is either a pull-up or straight to the rim. Not much hesitation or pivot/step-through.

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Rodney!

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Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

Good sub to get JC.

Hood makes a shot!

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Burks is strong

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

If we could make a three, we’d have KO’d them. Hood should just be abusing Bayless, but isn’t.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

LNJ 3!

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Burks kind of has an ugly hitch in his j

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

Little bit

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Larry playing his ass off,tonight

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

That was a pretty shot by nance,

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Junior trey!

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Burks throws up a lot of garbage.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

That was a good drive, he just missed.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

Same issue on long j.

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Clarkson is maddening

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Hood stinks tonight.

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Yezus. Terrible close to the quarter. JC with a boneheaded decision to go one on three leads to a runout.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

Clarkson cold. Dang on that Burks miss.

Still up 4.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

We need to block out instead of collapsing on long jumpers.

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Or like Jordan Clarkson did, cherry picking

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Junior Slam!

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

TT has forced that pass twice now.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

JC with a nice little half hook!

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Cedi in his own head with the shooting now.

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Cedi abusing Baz

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Cedi with anothergreat d at the rim

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

Nice D TT!

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

Nice Cedi D there.

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Just once I’d like to see Collin expode out of the p/r and turn the corner and go straight to the rim instead of playing for the Mo Williams memorial 20-footer

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

I will take that! Drain all three Rodney.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

YB3!

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Collin with a wide open trey

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

TT should never bring the ball up.

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Nice finish,Collin! That was Parker esque

Nate Smith
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5 days 23 hours ago

FYI, EG, Bazz has been a pretty decent player the last couple years

Nate Smith
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5 days 23 hours ago

What is a two minute bandit?

Jason
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Jason
5 days 23 hours ago

TT and Clarkson studly in the first half.

Burks & Hill both pretty good.

Sexton & Nance OK.

Cedi good on D bad on O. Hood decent on O bad on D.

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