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 23 hours ago

Man, that Crabbe shot was flat,

Nate Smith
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5 days 23 hours ago

Wow,nifty finish Allen

Nate Smith
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5 days 23 hours ago

NBA Champion Richard Jefferson hamming it up in the pregame.gotta love it.

NOMAD
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NOMAD
5 days 23 hours ago

YEAH DON’T REMIND US JASON ——WHAT WAS LEBRON’S STAT LINES THOSE GAMES —HE MAY HAVE BEEN PLANNING HIS DEPARTURE/ CAVS DEMISE WAY BACK THEN

Jason
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Jason
5 days 23 hours ago

FWIW, if the Cavs has swept the Nets last year, we would have owned Sac’s ping pong balls, and had the #2 pick (likely Doncic or Jackson).

Jason
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Jason
5 days 23 hours ago

Props on the preview & comment fix.

Jason
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Jason
5 days 23 hours ago

The Nets were pretty bad last year, but had a lot more fellow tankers. Plus, they had no incentive last year. And to be fair, if Lavert is not hurt, they probably have 10-11 wins right now.

JudeElysium
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JudeElysium
6 days 26 minutes ago

Evil, is this the first Cavs win you’ve predicted? I’m concerned…

NOMAD
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NOMAD
6 days 51 minutes ago

GOOD JOB EVIL—WHY COULDN’T THE NETS LOSE LIKE THIS LAST YEAR —–HAS ANYONE HEARD HOW LONG NWABA WILL BE OUT ——WOW THAT NETS GAME SEEMS SO LONG AGO —-I AM GOING TO REVERSE YOUR PREDICTION EVIL BROOKLYN WINS BY SAME SCORE

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