Live Thread: Cavs vs. Heat (#GrinAndParrot)

Welcome to the new year, Cavs fans! Let’s hope 2019 brings some more consistent play, since the 2018 portion of the schedule was for the birds. Speaking of puns about feathered friends, the team welcomes former Dub, Patrick McCaw to a new roost in time to take on the (hopefully less hot pink clad) Miami Heat to kick off a four game home stand.

The 6’7 guard might not do a whole lot for the offense, but he should at least provide another decent perimeter defender on a team desperate for them (especially with David Nwaba out). McCaw isn’t the only smiling face that might swoop through the Q tonight… The dynamite grin (and offensive board work) of Tristan Thompson will also be available for the first time in about a month. Also, Rodney Hood is expected to play after missing a week or two.

So yeah, the Cavs are starting to get their flock back… with even Kevin Love waiting in the wings for an upcoming return. Question is, will they take flight into the new year… or will they continue their dive bomb run towards a Duke trio summer?

Prediction: McCaw helps the Cavs go all Tippi Hedren on the Heat, clawing them 104-93 for a little revenge from last week.

Catch all the action starting at 7pm EST on FSO, and as always get your squawking in below…

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MikeO
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MikeO
20 days 9 hours ago

That was a pretty pathetic defensive effort. I was only half watching the second half, but hard to understand what they were trying to do.

West coast cav
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West coast cav
20 days 11 hours ago

Granted Love isn’t playing, but I thought we’d be better than this. No passion, no effort. LNJ sitting on the bench when he’s been the onky bright spot on this team in weeks. This whole organization has become Charlie Browns Christmas tree.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
20 days 11 hours ago

Our coach sucks.

MikeO
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MikeO
20 days 9 hours ago

Better than Lue.

Vintage
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Vintage
20 days 11 hours ago

Poor effort all around – from coaching staff to the players

West coast cav
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West coast cav
20 days 11 hours ago

Hood is maddening. 3/4 from three and he only takes 4 shots from behind the arc? What the hell Rodney, we’re down 24 take a couple heat checks.

Nate Smith
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20 days 11 hours ago

AC is just awful anymore. Sounds completely out of touch. Somehow not realizing the Heat have been better without Dragic than with him…

West coast cav
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West coast cav
20 days 11 hours ago

If this teams staff can’t recognize that LNJ is the future of this team and TT is the past I give up.

Nate Smith
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20 days 11 hours ago

That being said. Larry really struggling this game.

Nate Smith
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20 days 11 hours ago

Still gotta showcase him to move him, but yeah.

West coast cav
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West coast cav
20 days 11 hours ago

You all are a minute or two ahead of my feed. LNJ a lot of dumb fouls. The guy has to be frustrated, he’s been the best player for the Cavs since TT went down. He’s earned a starting spot.

Nate Smith
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20 days 11 hours ago

Agreed.

Nate Smith
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20 days 11 hours ago

Cedi Argh. Thinks he’s Korver.

Nate Smith
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20 days 11 hours ago

Nance can’t stop fouling again.

Nate Smith
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20 days 11 hours ago

Nice feed Clarkson to nance for the jam!

Nate Smith
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20 days 11 hours ago

Delly bank!

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

Delly takes a terrible shot and it leads to another Richardson three. This is a beating. I’d be fouling the snot out of people.

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

cavs need to hard foul a jump shooter.

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

Nance’s worst game in a long time. I think he’s frustrated at moving back to be bench. I would be too.

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

Nice duck-in, Matt.

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

Nice bucket, McCaw.

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

McGruder wide freaking open. WTF.

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

Cedi. Come on. Run the damned offense. Terrible shot. You know Larry’s gonna get it back to you.

Vintage
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Vintage
20 days 12 hours ago

Sexton has to learn how to use his body to initiate contact when he drives

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

And not go one-on-three. And he has to get stronger and more explosive.

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

Come on, Collin, that was awful. Then richardson traveled.

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

The fact that Cedi has only gotten 4 field goal attempts so far is ridiculous. They need to put him on the ball more.

Vintage
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Vintage
20 days 12 hours ago

Not sure that last fadeaway 3 was what you were looking for

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

No. Damnit.

NOMAD
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NOMAD
20 days 12 hours ago

not watching game—can tell the frustration in your posts–cavs lacking energy which –wtf —they had 3 days off—should be super energized ——–see SO UPSET I POSTED IN ” smalls ” : (

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

Yezus. Two Cavs at fighting each other for the ball.

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

Man. Sexton’s first step just isn’t.

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

The lack of multiple efforts on D is as bad as I saw from my third graders today.

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

The Cavs determined to get back in this with mid-rangers.

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

This effort is just garbage.

Simmo
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Simmo
20 days 12 hours ago

Longobardi: “their zone I think affected us a little bit…”.#commentsfromthesupercoach

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

Cavs just overpassing, cause everyone is afraid to shoot.

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

Lol. Whiteside just smacked that into next week.

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

That was a pretty pathetic effort after 3 days off.

MikeO
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MikeO
20 days 12 hours ago

The Return of Dion…

Vintage
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Vintage
20 days 12 hours ago

I would take a healthy Dion over Clarkson/Hood/Burks if only for the entertainment value alone

MikeO
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MikeO
20 days 12 hours ago

I would take him over Hood for sure, but I’m done with Hood…

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

I’d start Nance at the four and bench hood.

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

Classic Dion three. Pretty sure he went to the same school of shot selection as Jordan Clarkson.

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

Lack of energy very palpable by Cleveland.

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

Dion Killing Cleveland.

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

Cedi’s shot looking really good tonight.

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

Jones Jr. on fire. Cripes.

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

They just have no idea what they’re doing offensively.

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

nobody in front of clarkson, so he pulls up.

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

Sexton out. Foul trouble?

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

They called that a shooting foul? He didn’t even have the ball yet!

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

Saint Weirdo auditioning for a return!

Simmo
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Simmo
20 days 12 hours ago

Boneheaded and-1

Simmo
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Simmo
20 days 12 hours ago

Woah whaaat?

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

Take the foul or don’t, but it was a bs call.

Simmo
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Simmo
20 days 12 hours ago

Absolutely

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

Collin fouled Jones’ hand with his face

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

Take the foul, Collin!

NOMAD
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NOMAD
20 days 12 hours ago

NATE AGREE WITH YOU ON —LNJ / STARTING —MOVING T.T. ——–I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE CAVS PROBLEMS WITH ZONES —NOT ALL ABOUT MAKING PERIMETER SHOTS—-MOVING THE BALL / MOVING THE DEFENSE / CUTTING TO OPEN SPOTS ——-GEEZ !!

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

Saint Weirdo sighting!

Simmo
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Simmo
20 days 12 hours ago

Really miss Fred interviewing him postgame and trying to interpret his comments. Good times.

Nate Smith
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20 days 12 hours ago

I hate to say it, but give the ball to sexton. He’s playing well and other guys aren’t.

Nate Smith
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20 days 13 hours ago

Yezus. Burks.

Nate Smith
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20 days 13 hours ago

Sexton! Nice three!

MikeO
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MikeO
20 days 13 hours ago

Cavs look like a bunch of 18 year old players against that zone…

Nate Smith
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20 days 13 hours ago

Argh. Great p/r defense followed by terrible weakside from McCaw leads to a Jones 3.

Nate Smith
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20 days 13 hours ago

Shoot em out of the zone Alec!

Nate Smith
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20 days 13 hours ago

Nance overpassing again.

NOMAD
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NOMAD
20 days 13 hours ago

SO WHAT IS THE GENERAL FEELING ABOUT LNJ—-STARTING OR COMING OFF THE BENCH OR DEPENDS ON MATCH UPS ??

Nate Smith
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20 days 13 hours ago

Starting always. Move TT.

Nate Smith
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20 days 13 hours ago

ooooh. Nice hands on that strip, McCaw. He shumped him! (in the good way)

Nate Smith
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20 days 13 hours ago

Burks not squared up on that shot.

Nate Smith
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20 days 13 hours ago

Tyler Johnson looks like an Amish slingblade.

Nate Smith
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20 days 13 hours ago

Gotta shoot that, Larry. Out of sorts coming off the bench.

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