Live Thread: Cavs @ Hornets (Bring Out The Bug Spray)

The Cavs are coming off a well earned win against the Pacers last night to take on the Hornets in the Queen City this evening. The Hornets are 5-5 in their last ten and lost to the Lakers by 28 on Saturday. They’re no joke though, especially in the East. They’re currently the seventh seed.

On top of that, they have a true superstar in Kemba Walker. Walker is having a career season getting 24.9 points a game to go with 6.3 assists and 4.5 boards a night. Although his shooting percentage sits at just 42, he’s a legit closer who isn’t afraid to take the final shot, or last five shots.

Jeremy Lamb has also turned himself into a very good player getting 15 a night and pulling down 5.6 rebounds.

The Cavs will be entering the game without Tristan Thompson, Kevin Love, J.R. Smith, and John Henson. Jordan Clarkson is questionable.

Thing To Watch

-#FreeLarry Larry Nance tore it up last night playing at point center. He netted six assists. He did a little bit of everything passing wise. He acted as a middle man when the ball was given to him in offensive sets. He initiated the break and probed the defense early in the clock till someone cutted. He waited for stuff to unfold from the elbow. He’s looking like a legit point center right now. He has an assist rate of 18.3%, which places him in the top ten for centers.

-The Horents are 23rd in the league for rebounding. The Cavs are 21st for reference. However, Charlotte gang rebounds. Their second leading rebounder is Jeremy Lamb, he’s just 6’5.” The Cavs need to remember to crash the boards and use their legit big guys to do damage. I don’t care what people say about Cody Zeller, he’s not a true center. He’s a large power forward. Nance and Ante Zizic need to eat him alive.

-The Cavs need to keep the ball out of Kemba’s hands tonight. He is who will take this game from winnable to blowout in a quarter. Larry Drew should bust out some traps and funky zones to ensure he doesn’t get into a good rhythm.

-Lastly, the Cavs need to play with the proper pace. If there’s an opportunity to run, they should certainly take it; otherwise, they need to run their half-court offense and set themselves up to get back on defense. The Hornets haven’t played since Saturday, they’re quite rested. Cleveland can’t win a race with them.

The Cavs may have finally discovered how great Larry Nance is, despite Nate Smith constantly saying this and me predicting he finishes this season with the most assists on the team. If Larry Drew keeps uses Nance as a point center tonight, the Cavs have a good chance. It will free up Collin Sexton to score from advantageous points and keep him from stressing out about running the offense. It will eliminate the stress a ton of the shoot first guys feel about getting the ball depending on who is handling it. It will allow the Cavs to have a great ball mover on the floor at all times, Matthew Dellavedova being the other mover. I’m picking the Cavs 111-101. Let’s spray these Hornets down.

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Nate Smith
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1 month 3 days ago

Zeller holds on ever screen. Every one.

JudeElysium
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JudeElysium
1 month 3 days ago

We lost it for ourselves, but damn there were a few really hard fouls that the refs ignored and Sexton was getting fouled like crazy with no calls early.

Nate Smith
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1 month 3 days ago

Someone gotta smack kemba in the head. Can’t let a team punk you and get away with it.

Nate Smith
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1 month 3 days ago

Just saw the play where Sexton got hit in the head.

Simmo
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Simmo
1 month 3 days ago

Train wreck

Simmo
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Simmo
1 month 3 days ago

Go Ante with the 3pt play!!

Jason
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Jason
1 month 3 days ago

Hornets waking up. Fatigue catching up to us?

MikeO
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MikeO
1 month 3 days ago

Only half watching. Will probably depend on whether Kemba heats up or not…

NOMAD
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NOMAD
1 month 3 days ago

LITTLE CONCERNED -( WHY I MADE MY SCORE PREDICTION )—FATIGUE BOTH PHYSICAL / EMOTIONAL WLL CATCH UP IN THE 2ND HALF—-GO CAVS ——–YES GIVE ANTE MIN’S EVERY GAME / ONLY WAY TO GROW / EVALUATE

Jason
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Jason
1 month 3 days ago

Ante looking good.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 3 days ago

Up 10. Looking good. Hope we can maintain to half. Kemba warming up.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 3 days ago

Great call from Nate on Nance leading the team in assists. Looks like that will be true. Got a lead on Delly & Sexton cannot create.

NOMAD
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NOMAD
1 month 3 days ago

ZZ PLAYING SOLID MIN’S —GO CAVS

NOMAD
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NOMAD
1 month 3 days ago

YEP NO DELLY TONIGHT—STICKING –(HOPE I AM WRONG )–HORNETS 107-99—-GOOD DECISION TO REST DELLY- ( NEED / WANT HIM HEALTHY )–EVEN IF IT COST US A “W”

NickNevers
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NickNevers
1 month 3 days ago

Welp, no Delly tonight (knee soreness) so chances of losing have increased.

JOHN B
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JOHN B
1 month 3 days ago

Or being competitive for that matter.

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