Live Thread: Cavs @ Hawks

Winnable game alert: the Cavs are 1-1 versus the Hawks and the Hawks (like the Cavs) are on the second night of a back-to-back. Of course, this Atlanta team now includes one of the NBA’s best sophomores, John Collins, and is 4-1 in their last five. They also play at the NBA’s fastest pace…

So another tough game for the Cavs who are still without David Nwaba, Ante Zizic, Tristan Thompson, and Kevin Love while Rodney Hood is questionable. The Hawks are missing only Dewayne Dedmon.

If I’m the Cavs, I’m starting Nance at the four to counter John Collins who very well could destroy Cedi Osman or Jaron Blossomgame atthat spot. Moving Cedi to the three and starting Burks gives the Cavs a better inside presence, but risks foul trouble for Cedi. While it’s nice the Cavs signed Patrick McCaw, Cleveland could really use another big man.

Let’s hope Cleveland gets up for this one and that they have the juice to make it a game. Should be fun to watch Young and Collins. I’m hoping for some Delly/Nance second unit romance. As always, go Cavs.

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NOMAD
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NOMAD
23 days 23 hours ago

THANKS NATE—-HOW BAD ?

NOMAD
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NOMAD
24 days 1 hour ago

WHY DIDN’T ANTE PLAY LAST NIGHT—-HURT AGAIN ?

Jason
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Jason
24 days 9 hours ago

FWIW, we are done with the Hawks for the year. Zion League standings, wins (games left vs Cavs):

8: Cavs
9: NY (2), PHX (2)
10: Chi (2)
11: ATL (0)
13: Wash (2)

Jason
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Jason
24 days 9 hours ago

Missed it. Looks like we kept it close. Good games from Nance & Cedi. Decent YB (6 assists). Good Burks game until the end.

Agree with Dave: Love, Nance, TT, Cedi, Sexton, Nwaba, & Delly are 7 keepers.

Everyone else is/should be expendable or tradeable. Though I do not mind a longer look for some (Zizic, Clarkson) or some might be more tolerable in a lesser role (Hood, Burks).

dave
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dave
24 days 10 hours ago

trade everyone that isnt – nance-cedi-tt-love-delly- nwaba

the rest are just boneheads.

Scotch
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Scotch
24 days 10 hours ago

Frustrating way to lose a game. Clarkson should have given Nance a chance to set a screen. Why on earth did Burks…oh nevermind. Zion will be the balm

NOMAD
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NOMAD
24 days 10 hours ago

JUST IN TIME TO SEE A CAVS ‘W” ; )

JRL
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JRL
24 days 10 hours ago

Too soon 😐

EvilGenius
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24 days 11 hours ago

Not looking too good… down 10 on second night of back to back… time to check out the Bama/OK game…

EvilGenius
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24 days 11 hours ago

Dinner break…

EvilGenius
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24 days 11 hours ago

Cavs still not boxing out well…

EvilGenius
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24 days 11 hours ago

Three for the lead!

EvilGenius
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24 days 11 hours ago

Cedi really attacking the hoop this game…

EvilGenius
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24 days 11 hours ago

Cedi with three the hard way!

EvilGenius
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24 days 11 hours ago

Bandit can’t buy a three…

EvilGenius
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24 days 11 hours ago

Sexton looks more decisive so far this quarter…

EvilGenius
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24 days 11 hours ago

Larry is EVERYWHERE…

EvilGenius
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24 days 11 hours ago

WHAM WITH THE RIGHT HAND!

EvilGenius
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24 days 11 hours ago

Larry fighting for that board…

EvilGenius
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24 days 11 hours ago

Nice start to the second quarter by Young Bull…

EvilGenius
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24 days 11 hours ago

Mom must be an insomniac because she says she’s up all night when Collin loses…

EvilGenius
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24 days 11 hours ago

Young Bull’s folks still look pretty young…

EvilGenius
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24 days 12 hours ago

Nice follow by JFJ tho…

EvilGenius
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24 days 12 hours ago

That Cedi attempted trey just chipped glass off the backboard…

EvilGenius
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24 days 12 hours ago

#FreezeOnSight

EvilGenius
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24 days 12 hours ago

#FleeTheFight

EvilGenius
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24 days 12 hours ago

#BeThe Flight

EvilGenius
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24 days 12 hours ago

This is rapidly turning into a 20+ point blowout…

EvilGenius
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24 days 12 hours ago

I know it’s been said before, and recently, but the Cavs just don’t have anyone teams need to respect as a shooter right now outside of maybe Clarkson’s mid-range…

EvilGenius
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24 days 12 hours ago

So many mid-rangers… so many alley oops and kick out treys for them…

NOMAD
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NOMAD
24 days 12 hours ago

JUST TUNED IN AND —-YOUNG BULL ” ON FIRE ” !!

EvilGenius
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24 days 12 hours ago

It’s pretty clear what the Hawks are trying to do offensively… Cavs just aren’t picking up on it…

NOMAD
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NOMAD
24 days 12 hours ago

JUST TO BREAK UP THE MONOTONY OF YOU 2 CONVERSING WITH EACH OTHER——–PROUD PAPA —-SON JUST INDUCTED TO LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL H.O.F. ——-TAKES AFTER THE OL MAN ; )—OK WILL LET YOU 2 GET BACK WITH YOUR TALKING—GOCAVS !!!

EvilGenius
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24 days 12 hours ago

Congrats!

EvilGenius
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24 days 12 hours ago

Nice drive JC!

EvilGenius
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24 days 12 hours ago

Larry could get his career high in scoring this game probably…

EvilGenius
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24 days 12 hours ago

This got ugly in a hurry…

EvilGenius
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24 days 12 hours ago

Young from somewhere in Florida…

EvilGenius
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24 days 12 hours ago

11-2 run in like 35 seconds… yikes

EvilGenius
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24 days 12 hours ago

Hey Nate, how are your holidays? Clear up that Smithalus outbreak?

EvilGenius
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24 days 12 hours ago

Way to choke away the end of a decent quarter Cavs…

EvilGenius
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24 days 12 hours ago

Jeez… John Collins…

EvilGenius
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24 days 12 hours ago

Matador defense…

EvilGenius
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24 days 12 hours ago

EvilGenius
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24 days 12 hours ago

Is the pressure bursting the pipes metaphor the most totured one in AC’s repertoire?

EvilGenius
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24 days 12 hours ago

Jalen Freaking Jones! O Board!

EvilGenius
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24 days 12 hours ago

EvilGenius
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24 days 12 hours ago

Nice spin Cedi!

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