Live Thread: Cavs @ Raptors (Welcome to Jurassic Park)

The Cleveland Cavaliers will venture into the Raptor cage for this Friday night match-up. While the Cavaliers have shown some fight throughout December, netting four wins, including one against the tough Pacers, the Raptors are a hold other beast. Though Toronto is coming off a brutal 12 game stretch, they still managed some big wins. The Raptors managed to take a chunk out of the Warriors, beating them twice in that same stretch of games. While Lowry and Ibaka are not expected to play in this one, that won’t stop the Great White North from taking a shot at the soft underbelly of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In an attempt to hold off the carnivorous contenders, the Cavaliers will rely on the new found point guard skills of Larry Nance Jr., the hopeful return of Matthew Dellavedova, and rookie point guard, Collin “Young Bull” Sexton. It will be interesting to see how the Raptors handle Nance and whether or not they opt to have Kawhi guard the big man. Should they do so, it will make for an interesting challenge for him. Leonard definitely has the length and strength to make things a lot more challenging for LNJ than he’s used to and he’s likely their best option considering Jonas Valanciunas is still out (not that he’d be a good option), and Serge Ibaka may not be playing either. I look forward to the possible match-up and hope the Cavs can keep this one interesting for as long as possible. Still I think the Raptors win this one handily, 116-101. As always, Go Cavs!

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Jason
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Jason
1 month 1 day ago

In the East, Detroit seems most likely to make a move. But they likely want to deal Jackson & likely want a PG back.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 1 day ago

Could be getting close to panic time/make a move time for some seekers of wing help.

Out west, the top 3 look like locks (Denver, OKC, GSW) and the Lakers now sit at 19-13 despite some guys being absent. Spurs have won 5 of 6 by 25+ points and are up to 18-15.

3 spots open. Portland is 18-14. Clips 18-13 with their first to Boston if they miss the POs. No tanking there. Or in Sac (17-15, pick to Bos top 1 prot), Dallas (15-15, pick to ATL top 5 prot), or Mem (16-16, pick to Bos top 8 prot). Utah is 16-16 but have played 12 home games & 21 roadies.

If you are NO (15-18, no Payton), Hou (16-15, Paul out 2-4 weeks), or Minny (15-18), how far back can you fall? Everyone else is either substantially over .500 or has no incentive to tank.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 1 day ago

Oops. Utah 16-17.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 1 day ago

Bulls win. Hawks beat Knicks. Wins:
8 = Cavs, Suns, Bulls, Hawks
9 = NY

MikeO
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MikeO
1 month 1 day ago

Spurs going on a little roll.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 1 day ago

Last 5 wins ny 25+ points. Only loss was the game they blew a 21 point lead to Chicago.

MikeO
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MikeO
1 month 1 day ago

Jalen Brown dunks on Giannis and gets a tech for taunting…freaking idiot.

NOMAD
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NOMAD
1 month 1 day ago

” AND THE BEAT GOES ON……THE BEAT GOES ON” ……MAN CAVS CAN’T GET OR SHOULD SAY HAVE TOO MANY BREAKS !!!——–TIME TO GO SIGN ” ENCHILADA AND DANGER NINJA ” : )

Jason
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Jason
1 month 1 day ago

Drew says Hood has a foot issue & Nwaba with a twisted ankle.

West coast cav
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West coast cav
1 month 1 day ago

LNJ really benefiting from the playing time freed up with the TT injury. He might wind up being a major steel. Curious what he could do at point -center with Love on the floor.

MikeO
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MikeO
1 month 1 day ago

Great tip, Larry…

Jason
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Jason
1 month 1 day ago

Still fighting.

West coast cav
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West coast cav
1 month 1 day ago

Leonard is a man amongst boys.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 1 day ago

36 on 16 shots last I saw.

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Sexton and his pullups. Ugh.

MikeO
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MikeO
1 month 1 day ago

That little flurry will probably do it…Cavs play hard, though…

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Sexton is so s****y.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 1 day ago

Got a long way to go. Rookie PGs usually are.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 1 day ago

Bulls up 7 at home vs Orlando at half. Hawks & Knicks in a tight one.

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Cavs right there. Raps keep expecting em to go away and they are fighting. Respect that.

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Guess you are not allowed to breathe on Leonard.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 1 day ago

Soft foul and 1s are killing us.

MikeO
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MikeO
1 month 1 day ago

within 5!

MikeO
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MikeO
1 month 1 day ago

I know the Celtics have some guys out tonight, but they are down 58-32 to the Bucks in the 2nd. That should cheer folks up.

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

I hate both those teams.

MikeO
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MikeO
1 month 1 day ago

I really like the Bucks, although it’s mostly Giannis I like…

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

I pretty much hate everyone who isn’t the Cavs and might be good.

MikeO
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MikeO
1 month 1 day ago

So you like the Suns and Hawks? Or at least don’t hate? /s

Jason
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Jason
1 month 1 day ago

It absolutely does.

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Clarkson gets cavs in bonus.

dave
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dave
1 month 1 day ago

sexton comes in and now we lose.

MikeO
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MikeO
1 month 1 day ago

Siakam really exciting Windhorst tonight…

Jason
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Jason
1 month 1 day ago

In the bonus.

MikeO
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MikeO
1 month 1 day ago

Hey, Daryl Morey….Jordan Clarkson, eh? Just sayin’…

NOMAD
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NOMAD
1 month 1 day ago

KOLBY GETS A GOLD STAR ON THE DELLY / BUCKS TRADE

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Siakam is really gong after Nance for some reason.

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

How the hell are the down only six? Oh yeah Cavs Bench > Toronto Bench > Cavs Starters

Jason
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Jason
1 month 1 day ago

We have a team of guys who are good bench players but below average starters.

MikeO
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MikeO
1 month 1 day ago

Somehow the Cavs are within range despite getting scorched in the paint…down 6 after 3…

NOMAD
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NOMAD
1 month 1 day ago

JUST TUNING IN—LOOKS LIKE THE ‘DELLYLOID ” ARE GETTING THEM BACK IN THE GAME—ANTE WITH SOME SOLID MIN’S –GO CAVS !1

MikeO
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MikeO
1 month 1 day ago

Delly is so good at seeing guys in the paint…

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Alec looking for A four Pointer!

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Nice delly dime.

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

I hate the raps.

MikeO
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MikeO
1 month 1 day ago

Murdering the Cavs in the paint…

MikeO
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MikeO
1 month 1 day ago

Great shot there, Clarkson…lol…

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Nice dive ante!

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Sexton gotta grab once they blow the whistle. If I was a coach, I’d do a drill where once the whistle blows. You grab a dude.

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Grr. Terrible d by hood and Sexton.

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Yezus. This doesn’t seem like a fair game the way it’s being officiated. No one even touched Leonard on that foul.

buck turgidson
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buck turgidson
1 month 1 day ago

staying close with no one in double figures at ~11:00 in q3.. still impressive.. hanging with the big dog with no one having a long-tail (re high points.. low probablility) night.. scrappy team effort.. i dig it

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Cavs aren’t even allowed to defend. This is ridiculous

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Nwaba feeling it.

MikeO
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MikeO
1 month 1 day ago

Pretty weak continuation call…

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Omg. They called that continuation?

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Eff these refs. Larry hit with off arm then smacked. In the face with an elbow. Foul on Nance.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 1 day ago

Well, down 7. Still in range.

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Cavs have a chance. They’ll get it close then take Delly out.

MikeO
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MikeO
1 month 1 day ago

Delly really does look like one of their best players…if you could combine Delly and Clarkson, you probably have an All Star…

Jason
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Jason
1 month 1 day ago

Nwaba looks hurt.

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Crap. Nwaba limping to locker room.

MikeO
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MikeO
1 month 1 day ago

Yeah, that sucks…

Jason
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Jason
1 month 1 day ago

Knicks v Hawks tonight. Someone must win.

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

It’d be fun to whip a ball at Nick Nurse’s head.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 1 day ago

Largely clueless vs the zone.

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

I really dislike this raptors team.

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Sexton hammered before that Leonard runout.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 1 day ago

Typical NBA reputation call. The worst refs in sport.

MikeO
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MikeO
1 month 1 day ago

Sexton should just take a three rather than that long two…I know he was wide open, but it’s a bad shot…

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Feel like a Missed Sexton long two Leads to a fast break for the other team every time.

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Way to get to the line, Collin. Doing a better job of attacking tonight.

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Cavs can’t buy a call. Delly got one for being short.

MikeO
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MikeO
1 month 1 day ago

Nice give and go for Burks for a cutting Cedi…the best kind of Cedi…

MikeO
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MikeO
1 month 1 day ago

Delly trey!

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

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Jason
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Jason
1 month 1 day ago

Decent recovery. Had it down to two.

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Siakam has hurt them for a couple put backs. That and the bad turnovers, and they’re right there.

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Can’t belive they’re only down six.

MikeO
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MikeO
1 month 1 day ago

I am not hearing the ref’s whistles…probably because I’m watching on a crummy stream…

buck turgidson
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buck turgidson
1 month 1 day ago

checked the score early.. 12-2.. walked away.. just updated.. 31-27.. impressive.. the worm has definitely turned

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Another garbage call

MikeO
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MikeO
1 month 1 day ago

Delly is smart…

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

Delly dime!

Nate Smith
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1 month 1 day ago

This game is winnable

Jason
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Jason
1 month 1 day ago

Agreed.

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