Live Thread: Cavs vs 76ers

The Sixers come to town on this gray Sunday afternoon. Jimmy Butler is listed as questionable for this one, and normally I’d think he’d sit out, but with Philly smarting from a thumping at the hands of the Pacers, and with only a game and a half separating second place from fifth place in the East, I wonder if they’ll take the chance. Though, judging by the way the Milwaukee rested players against Cleveland on two separate games in a week, it’s probably not that big of a gamble.

For Cleveland, Cedi Osman should get some respite, probably matching up with Wilson Chandler this afternoon, instead of an imposing power forward. Of course, they may move Cedi to Ben Simmons, and have Collin Sexton try his luck on Chandler or whoever starts in Butlers’ place. If Butler isn’t a go, expect to see T.J. McConnell, Furkan Korkmaz, or Shake Milton in the lineup, and a steady diet of Joel Embiid in the post.

It’s another tough matchup for Cleveland who are still without Love, Smith, Thompson, and Henson. Let’s hope David Nwaba sees an expanded role after a decent showing Friday. My bet is that Frye starts again to pull Embiid out of the paint and to protect Larry Nance from too many early fouls. Cleveland will need some Ante Zizic, though, just to lay some lumber on some dudes. Hopefully, Philly continues its habit of playing down to its competition, but given that the Cavs came into the Wells Fargo Center and surprisingly snapped their home winning streak almost four weeks, ago, I’m betting the Sixers are looking for some payback.

Let’s hope it’s a fun one. Go Cavs! (And go Vikings, and Patriots, and every other team that needs to beat someone ahead of the Browns in the playoff race!)

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NOMAD
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NOMAD
1 month 6 days ago

HAPPY FOR DEKKER–HOPE HE CAN FIND A HOME –CARV OUT A DECENT NBA CAREER

NOMAD
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NOMAD
1 month 6 days ago

WASHINGTON WIZ “CAVS “

Jason
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Jason
1 month 6 days ago

Dekker went for 20/5/4 with 3 steals as the Wiz obliterated the Lakers behind Wall’s 40/14. Jeff Green git a start & went for 20.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 6 days ago

Jordan McRae also got in that game. Wiz with a lot of ex-Cavs.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 6 days ago

And Okaro White.

JOHN B
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JOHN B
1 month 6 days ago

Delly: 13 points on 5/9 with 3/4 threes, 7 assists and 0 turnovers in 22 minutes. Can’t really ask any backup point in the league for much more on offense in terms of efficency if they are a true pass first point. Nwaba the only other guy with a positive raw box plus minus.

Arch Stanton
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Arch Stanton
1 month 6 days ago

I caught about 3 minutes of this game, while picking up food at YT. And was happy to see a nice Delly Trey!

Tv63
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Tv63
1 month 6 days ago

Inefficient defense and no rebounds killing us. Stuffing stat time

Tv63
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Tv63
1 month 6 days ago

So sick of NBA officiating

Tv63
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Tv63
1 month 6 days ago

Just give Cedi the ball

Tv63
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Tv63
1 month 6 days ago

Cedi is having one heck of a game!

NOMAD
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NOMAD
1 month 6 days ago

“DELLYLOIDS ” HAVE 18 OF THE 23 ASSISTS —HAS BEEN PRETTY MUCH THE SAME RATIO SINCE THE RETURN OF DELLY—-AND YES DO BELIEVE / HOPING DELLY IS RUBBING OFF ON CLARKSON A LITTLE

JOHN B
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JOHN B
1 month 6 days ago

He and Nance together leading the second unit is clearly conducive to ball movement and more intensity. If the other second unit guys follow their lead that is a huge bonus. Maybe Delly can unlock Clarkson as he did Dion. I will say I hope Sexton learns how to run an offense and play team ball by watching delly.

NOMAD
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NOMAD
1 month 6 days ago

” CHRYSTAL BALL ” SAYS NEXT YEAR—ZION : )

Jason
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Jason
1 month 6 days ago

We just do not have anyone who can guard Embiid. Or really even bother him much.

Not giving up yet. One more run.

JOHN B
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JOHN B
1 month 6 days ago

TT, but obviously not this game.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 6 days ago

Yeah. Available. Philly is a problem if you are missing size.

NOMAD
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NOMAD
1 month 6 days ago

SORRY NOT WATCHING GAME GUYS—IT IS THE JASON / NATE SHOW—GOOD JOB OF CONVERSING —KEEPING US UPDATED

RS
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RS
1 month 6 days ago

All Herculoids 2.0. Starters all minus double digits. Bench mob all in +land. Nwaba and MD +23 and +13. Talk about meeting the eye test.

NOMAD
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1 month 6 days ago

WOW NETS MIGHT GO FOR 150 VS THE HAWKS—-HAVE 7 PLAYERS –( MIGHT HAVE 9 ) –DOUBLE FIGURES —–HAWKS TRULY SUCK !

Jason
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Jason
1 month 6 days ago

Leaving a lot at the FT line.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 6 days ago

Zion train is coming our way.

Cavs have a b2b as part if a 3 in 4 nights stretch for the next 5 weeks in a row. Including one 6 in 7 roady and another 6 game roady. Sked eases up after that.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 6 days ago

Burks awful tonight.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 6 days ago

We cannot clean the glass.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 6 days ago

A real PG play from YB!!!

Jason
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Jason
1 month 6 days ago

Good non force by YB.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 6 days ago

Fun for a while 12 pt lead to down 7 in that quarter. Still in it.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 6 days ago

Along with poor transition D & bad board work.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 6 days ago

A lot of awful offense lately + some missed bunnies.

NOMAD
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NOMAD
1 month 6 days ago

DON’T WANT TO SPEAK TOO SOON—GOOD TO SEE CEDI SOMEWHAT BREAK OUT OF HIS SLUMP—–GETTING PRODUCTION / IN SOME FORM BY ENTIRE CAVS TEAM—11 PLAYERS –GOOD TO SEE

Jason
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Jason
1 month 6 days ago

I hate running to the corner on fast breaks. Unless you are an elite shooter (Curry, Korver, etc), attack the rack, get a layup or a foul.

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Joeyb
1 month 6 days ago

Delly plus 17 in 8 minutes.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 6 days ago

Up around 80% this year. Gives me hope on the jumper.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 6 days ago

2Q5: Delly, JC, Bgame, Cedi, Frye.

Tv63
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Tv63
1 month 6 days ago

Alright Cedi!!

Jason
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Jason
1 month 6 days ago

We took care of the ball well. And JC shows he is not a PG.

Tv63
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Tv63
1 month 6 days ago

Damn thought Delly had it

Jason
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Jason
1 month 6 days ago

Very good quarter. From everyone, save maybe Hood with the quick 2 fouls. Good close. Up 7.

Butler hasn’t done anything. He is either letting crybaby Embiid get his numbers to pacify him, or is still not 100%.

Tv63
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Tv63
1 month 6 days ago

Butler is pacing himself

Tv63
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Tv63
1 month 6 days ago

My muddy naughty puppy trying to creep on the couch when I’m not looking during Cavs game.

RS
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RS
1 month 6 days ago

Delly is +10 over what we would be without him in the 5 minutes I’ve watched.

RS
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RS
1 month 6 days ago

Just looked, he’s +14 for his six minutes. I undervalued him. More like +20 compared to George Hill

Tv63
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Tv63
1 month 6 days ago

I hope Fry has a great game. Love that guy!

Tv63
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Tv63
1 month 6 days ago

Yeahhhhh that’s what I’m talking about!!

Tv63
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Tv63
1 month 6 days ago

We should have bets on how many gift calls Embid will get this game

Tv63
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Tv63
1 month 6 days ago

Delly

Tv63
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Tv63
1 month 6 days ago

Clarkson

Tv63
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Tv63
1 month 6 days ago

Bad pass

Tv63
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Tv63
1 month 6 days ago

Nice

Tv63
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Tv63
1 month 6 days ago

Much better. Much better

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