Live Thread: Cavs vs Heat (The Forgotten)

Well, when was the last time that these two teams faced off and LeBron James was not featured on the either roster? I’ll tell you. It was Tuesday, March 11th, 2003. That was almost 16 years ago. It’s a brave new world in the two cities. One not centered around the frenzy that was The Chosen One. What does that world look like? One full of injury, apparently. Cleveland is without star power forward Kevin Love, recently remodeled Tristan Thompson, and the perennially disappointing Rodney Hood. For the Heat, they are without their starting back court of Goran Dragic and Cleveland’s own St. Weirdo, Dion Waiters. While the Cavs have largely struggled in this injury riddled year, the Heat are playing right around .500 and have seen a 4-1 record over their past five games, led by forward Justise Winslow.

Fortunately, it appears that guard David Nwaba seems like he might be returning to action tonight. And Cavaliers center Larry Nance Jr. will be looking has been looking excellent in his role as the Point Center. This is absolutely a winnable game for Cleveland and after a few rough outings in a row, I expect the Cavs to play a bit better and I’m predicting their ninth win of the season with a final score of 119-112.

In other news, the Cavaliers are trying to sign Golden State’s 6’7″ backup guard, Patrick McCaw. There isn’t an official announcement as of yet because the Warriors have three days to decide whether or not they want to match the two-year, $6M offer sheet. This would be a solid signing for Cleveland as the guard would add some much needed perimeter length while ultimately not providing a whole lot in the way of wins in the race for Zion.

As always, Go Cavs!

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Jason
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Jason
25 days 9 hours ago

Until Hood, TT, and Love get back, we may not win a game until 1/21 or so. At ATL is our best chance, and the Hawks won in Minny tonight.

Chicago also won.

Nate Smith
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25 days 10 hours ago

I don’t understand AC and Fred talking about how the Cavs only play 9 guys. Who in the NBA plays more than 9 guys in a rotation?

Jason
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Jason
25 days 9 hours ago

A few, but not many. Of course, we cannot choose which 9 to play, as we only have 9.

Scotch
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Scotch
25 days 9 hours ago

Guessing their point is we have 9 guys, 1 of which is a starting caliber player at the moment in Nance. Just fewer matchup options

NOMAD
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NOMAD
25 days 10 hours ago

IS YOUNG BULL PLAYING AS BAD AS BOX SCORE LOOKS —-OR EVEN WORSE——–AM STARTING TO HAVE SOME CONCERNS ——–HOPE THE DAYS OFF REJUVENATE HIM ——JUST NOT SURE IF A TRIP TO CANTON WOULD HELP OR HINDER HIM EVEN MORE

Nate Smith
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25 days 10 hours ago

He’s just terrible. Plays so timidly and his J has abandoned him.

Nate Smith
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25 days 10 hours ago

AC has been almost as bad as the Cavs this game.

Nate Smith
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25 days 10 hours ago

Garbage time Collin triple

Nate Smith
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25 days 10 hours ago

Collin back. Mark the win for Miami.

Nate Smith
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25 days 10 hours ago

Double Delly Treys.

Scotch
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Scotch
25 days 10 hours ago

chicago won!

Nate Smith
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25 days 10 hours ago

won what?

Nate Smith
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25 days 10 hours ago

What is Larry doing with that pass to delly? He’s not going to be able to do anything with a baseline cut.

Nate Smith
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25 days 10 hours ago

Cavs lack of shooting is crippling.

Nate Smith
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25 days 10 hours ago

Three straight rim-outs. There is a lid on that cylinder.

Nate Smith
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25 days 10 hours ago

Nate Smith
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25 days 11 hours ago

Delly gotta look for his shot more. Teams sitting on his pet moves. Gotta get some counters.

Nate Smith
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25 days 11 hours ago

Things snowballing here. Frustrating.

Nate Smith
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25 days 11 hours ago

Man. Every bounce going the Heat’s way.

Nate Smith
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25 days 11 hours ago

Argh. Burks gotta get that ball to the square sooner.

Nate Smith
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25 days 11 hours ago

Why wasn’t that a double dribble by Winslow?

Nate Smith
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25 days 11 hours ago

Sexton with another awful play.

Nate Smith
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25 days 11 hours ago

Cedi, sweet floater. Followed by a dWade Y-ball bucket.

Nate Smith
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25 days 11 hours ago

A terrible shot followed by a great make by Cedi.

Nate Smith
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25 days 11 hours ago

Gotta make that, Channing.

Nate Smith
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25 days 11 hours ago

Cedi! Much needed. Like to see them run some plays for him.

Nate Smith
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25 days 11 hours ago

Nice feed by Sexton, but blossomgame not a great finisher despite being a good leaper.

Scotch
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Scotch
25 days 11 hours ago

Yeah Sexton is just bad at basketball compared to most pros. Sucks we used the pick on him. Dont know who else we could have drafted instead that made sense but he is not a good player

Nate Smith
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25 days 11 hours ago

It’s going to be at least till next year to know if Sexton can be anything. Maybe longer.

Nate Smith
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25 days 11 hours ago

Shai Gilgeous Alexander, Kevin Knox, Miles Bridges. Pretty much the next four guys all probably better. Would’ve been fine with them trading down with some great picks in the late going like Jalen Brunson, Landry Shamet…

Nate Smith
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25 days 11 hours ago

Sexton’s early season shooting was just a myth.

Nate Smith
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25 days 11 hours ago

Winslow totally leaning. Good call. Good push by Sexton.

Nate Smith
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25 days 11 hours ago

Burks having a nice game. Cutting well.

Nate Smith
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25 days 11 hours ago

Sexton just gives up on any advantage from pick and roll action.

Nate Smith
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25 days 11 hours ago

What the hell was sexton doing there? Cutting baseline?

Nate Smith
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25 days 11 hours ago

Oh, sweet hook pass by nance.

Nate Smith
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25 days 11 hours ago

Sweet Crossover, Jones!

Nate Smith
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25 days 11 hours ago

Guess it was Burks on Jones.

Nate Smith
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25 days 11 hours ago

Sorry I was so late. Another social engagement. Caught a bit on the radio. Sounds like the Cavs hanging in.

Nate Smith
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25 days 11 hours ago

Nate

West coast cav
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West coast cav
25 days 12 hours ago

LNJ’s developing game has been a real bright spot.

NOMAD
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NOMAD
25 days 12 hours ago

BELIEVE CAVS ARE OFF FOR 3 DAYS AFTER TOMORROW’S GAME—-WELL NEEDED R+R FOR YOUNG BULL / CAVS !!!

West coast cav
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West coast cav
25 days 12 hours ago

Sexton having a rough start.

NOMAD
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NOMAD
25 days 12 hours ago

HAD TO ESCAPE FROM ” MASS CHAOS ” —–CHRISTMAS WITH THE GRANDKIDS ——I NEED MORE “ADULT EGG NOG ” !!!——-HAVE TO SAY –(UNFORTUNATELY )—EVEN THOUGH THEY WILL SCORE MORE PTS–WILL STILL BE ON THE LOSING END —–111—103 —–GO CAVS—–BACK TO THE MAYHEM !!

West coast cav
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West coast cav
25 days 12 hours ago

I can’t decide if I like Miami’s uniforms or hate them.

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