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

Clarkson missed a streaking Larry .That dunk woulda been epic.

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Cavs should be up by more tbh. Should be feeding tt.

Nate Smith
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5 days 22 hours ago

Yeah. I just said that.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 22 hours ago

Thought that was on Larry.

Nate Smith
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5 days 23 hours ago

Cedi and Alex with two dopey midrangers instead of working the offense.Total “I gotta get mine” shots,I.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 23 hours ago

Agreed. We can get those shots with under 5 on the clock. Not a good shot early on

Jason
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Jason
5 days 23 hours ago

Real soft call on Cedi. We get no help from the zebras.

Nate Smith
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5 days 23 hours ago

Game might come down to the best player and TT is the best in this one tonight.

Nate Smith
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5 days 23 hours ago

Flop,Shbazz

Nate Smith
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5 days 23 hours ago

TT is an all star tonight

Jason
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Jason
5 days 23 hours ago

After 18 & 19 last game.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 23 hours ago

Stupid goaltend from TT. Obligatory dumb TT play for tonight.

Nate Smith
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5 days 23 hours ago

Dumb play tt,Can’t give em two freebies

Nate Smith
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5 days 23 hours ago

TT straighr ballin

Nate Smith
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5 days 23 hours ago

Hood is invisible on d.Just got posted up by napier

Nate Smith
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5 days 23 hours ago

Hood watched Dudley drive from the corner all the way to the rim without stepping up,then helped surrender three o boards. Dudley might be the slowest dude in the association.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 23 hours ago

I like Burks more than Hood. Of course, Rodney looked great early on last year.

Nate Smith
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5 days 23 hours ago

Hood with 3 straight garbage defensive possessions.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 23 hours ago

Dudley killing us.

Nate Smith
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5 days 23 hours ago

Fantastic run to close the quarter. Cavs with a big bench edge.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 23 hours ago

I ran across this on liberty ballers. There is a G 4 averaging 15 & 7 & shooting 42% on threes. Anthony Bennett.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 23 hours ago

Nice run from that group to end the quarter. That nice bucket was Burks, not Jones.

Nate Smith
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5 days 23 hours ago

Where’s that bandaid pic!?

Nate Smith
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5 days 23 hours ago

Lol. Carroll with a hardenesque turding.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 23 hours ago

Sexton, JC, Burks, Jones, LNJ

NOMAD
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NOMAD
5 days 23 hours ago

BLOSSOMGAME ANOTHER GOOD GAME SO FAR (CHARGE )—SIMON BEEN PLAYING GOOD CONSISTENT BALL LATELY —-ANY CHANCE FOR HIM

Nate Smith
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5 days 23 hours ago

Nice bucket Jones!

Jason
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Jason
5 days 23 hours ago

You must be ahead of me.

Nate Smith
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5 days 23 hours ago

Big break on a very dumb foul by davis

Jason
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Jason
5 days 23 hours ago

Jones in the game. Got jukked?

Nate Smith
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5 days 23 hours ago

Larry gotta make that bunny.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 23 hours ago

Use the glass. That just ticks me off.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 23 hours ago

3PT line is the difference. Cavs none. Nets at least 4.

Nate Smith
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5 days 23 hours ago

Allen getting away with all sorts of contact off ball

Jason
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Jason
5 days 23 hours ago

TT ballin again.

Nate Smith
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5 days 23 hours ago

Sefton fighting hard against rhoae borderline Allen screens

Jason
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Jason
5 days 23 hours ago

We should be going at Russell every time on offense.

Nate Smith
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5 days 23 hours ago

Nothing but ball for Hood who got whistled for a pretty gator block.

Nate Smith
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5 days 23 hours ago

The Russell heat check was inevitable

Nate Smith
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5 days 23 hours ago

Cedi going too fast again.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 23 hours ago

With Hill & Sexton out there, and RHJ at the 4, he should not be initiating early offense. Against bigger 4s, yes. Without 2 PGs on the floor, sure. Later in the shot clock, OK.

But mot early vs the other team’s best defender. A lesson NOT learned after last game.

Nate Smith
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5 days 23 hours ago

Flop Crabbe

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