Live Thread: Cavs vs. Pacers (#OnATuesday)

In the words of a Drake verse in an ILoveMakonnen rap… “club’s goin up on a Tuesday.” Well, since that’s pretty much the only direction this Cavs club can go, given they are at the bottom looking up at the rest of the NBA, why not go up on a Tuesday?

In case you’re just tuning in this season, no matter how bad things seem to get for the Cavs… there is always Tuesday. Sure, there’s only been three of them thus far, but the club is 3-0 on the second day of the week. The last such Tuesday, they beat tonight’s opponent, the Indiana Pacers. That also happened to be their last victory of any kind before this current nine game slide. Granted, this game might be a bit tougher, since those same Pacers are probably looking to avenge that (for them) embarrassing loss on that last Tuesday, and the Cavs have looked exponentially worse lately.

Nothing else has really worked to halt the losing (well, not just losing but soul-crushing, 20+ point beatdowns)… not team meetings, not lineup changes, not random player shuffling (adios Pat McCaw… hello Cameron Payne?). About the only hope they have left is a little Tuesday magic.

Prediction: I’ve covered every Tuesday game… so, in keeping with tradition, I’ll prognosticate a lopsided win for the opposition (on the remote off-chance that the disrespect is inspiration to the beleaguered club). And, since the scores have already been getting ridiculous… I’ll go one step beyond and say Pacers win 149-72 (that should fire them up… on a Tuesday).

Catch all the action going up at 7pm EST on FSO, and as always chime in below (unless you’re Anonymous… in which case beat it and get a life).

 

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JudeElysium
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JudeElysium
14 days 5 hours ago

Anyone read the WKYC channel 3 write up of the game?
According to them, Delly and Zizic both were injured and didn’t play.

Seriously, how the flying F can you write an article for a TV news network without realizing that they both played???

It would take all of 30 seconds to check the boxscore before printing an article that proves the writer doesn’t even give a damn. So freaking sad.

I hare hate hate the sad rabbit hole of worthlessness that most sports news has carelessly jumped right into with both feet!

JudeElysium
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JudeElysium
14 days 5 hours ago

Check that, looks like the article is credited and ripped right from AP.

SO FREAKING SAD.

Simmo
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Simmo
14 days 5 hours ago

No chance to watch this one – last thing I saw online was LNJ go off the court and I feared the worst for him and the team’s chances. Glad to see it was a competitive effort, and he’s likely going to be ok.

Jason
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Jason
14 days 9 hours ago

BTW, Suns beat the Kings without Booker tonight. Hawks could have easily beat the Raps (2 straight TOs with the lead under 2 minutes). Doubt the Knicks win at GSW:

Zion league wins:
8 = Cavs
10= Suns, Knicks, Bulls
12 = Hawks

Fun game, on what date do we get win #10 and win #12?

MikeO
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MikeO
14 days 10 hours ago

Nate Smith
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14 days 10 hours ago

Jason
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Jason
14 days 9 hours ago

Too bad on Love’s delayed return. I think Burks/Hood would look better with Love to play off/with.

And remember, both guys are expirings who can play some, we do not have to accept a trade we do not like. Worst case, we clear cap space or sign them to reasonable deals as FAs.

Nate Smith
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14 days 10 hours ago

Can’t be too bad.

Nate Smith
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14 days 10 hours ago

#Pray4Larry

Nate Smith
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14 days 10 hours ago

Two of my heroes!

MikeO
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MikeO
14 days 10 hours ago

That’s really cool. When I was a freshman at Ohio State, living in Morrill Tower, I had a roommate from Atlanta, and I remember we were watching an ACC game, Georgia Tech and someone, back when Price was there…he was a junior, I think. I didn’t know him then, but my roommate said “Mark Price, that’s one white boy who can play”. (this roommate was black, and a pretty good basketball player — he and I went to the rec center to play a few times that year)

So any time I see Price, I always think about that comment. Heck of a college and NBA player. And yeah, he would be amazing in the game today.

Nate Smith
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14 days 10 hours ago

Legit coaching candidate for next year, IMO

MikeO
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MikeO
14 days 10 hours ago

That would be amazing. Just to see it, I don’t know if he’s right for the job.

Jason
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Jason
14 days 10 hours ago

Tuesday magic almost held.

Jason
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Jason
14 days 10 hours ago

You know, good game after the first. Cut it to five. If we had have LNJ and decent refs, it is a win.

But TT and Burks were especially good. Clarkson got buckets. Decent nights from Cedi & Sexton. Zizic & Frye did some positive things. Payne with a good debut. Delly with a positive +/- despite not scoring.

Or Indy just went to sleep with a big lead.

MikeO
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MikeO
14 days 10 hours ago

Sounds like Nerlens Noel took a bad fall? I didn’t see it…

Nate Smith
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14 days 10 hours ago

Pretty nasty. You can see it on Dan devine’s Twitter. Hope he’s OK.

MikeO
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MikeO
14 days 10 hours ago

Yikes. A shot to the mouth/ face from an elbow, then his head hits dead on the floor. Hope it’s not too bad.

CLF
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CLF
14 days 10 hours ago

Shot to the head and head bounces off the floor…. have to assume concussion.

MikeO
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MikeO
14 days 10 hours ago

Thanks!

Nate Smith
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14 days 11 hours ago

NickNevers
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NickNevers
14 days 10 hours ago

Is that supposed to be funny?

CLF
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CLF
14 days 11 hours ago

Got dang Landry Shamet with 8 threes tonight.

CLF
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CLF
14 days 11 hours ago

Korkmaz with 16pts 4 assists in 24 minutes as well.

Jason
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Jason
14 days 9 hours ago

If either of those guys turns into a player, not to mention Fultz/Smith, Philly could look a whole lot different come May.

Nate Smith
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14 days 11 hours ago

Unrestricted free agent.

JudeElysium
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JudeElysium
14 days 10 hours ago

I really really want Korkmaz

CLF
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CLF
14 days 10 hours ago

Yup… been clamoring for him since summer league and subsequent boneheaded Philly FO decision to make him a UFA.

JudeElysium
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JudeElysium
14 days 10 hours ago

Agreed agreed agreed. Ive wanted him since watching him play with Cedi for the Turkish National team this summer.

JudeElysium
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JudeElysium
14 days 10 hours ago

Cedi’s gotta do some FA recruiting this summer.

MikeO
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MikeO
14 days 11 hours ago

That first quarter was painful. Cavs actually played pretty well with a skeleton crew after that.

Nate Smith
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14 days 11 hours ago

MikeO
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MikeO
14 days 11 hours ago

Sexton ended up with a decent line, but the 4 turnovers hurt…good game for Cedi…

JudeElysium
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JudeElysium
14 days 11 hours ago

I can’t believe it got close enough that the trouble officiating really truly mattered…

JudeElysium
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JudeElysium
14 days 11 hours ago

At least it triggered an L2M Report. Even though they are also dishonest, manipulative, and useless.

NOMAD
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NOMAD
14 days 11 hours ago

23 ASISTS DO NOT GARANTEE A “W” THIS YEAR ————–ANYMORE ON LNJ———MORE IMPORTANT IS THE MCCAW SNAFFOO———–AGREE DO NOT PUT YOURSELF IN THAT SITUATION IN THE 1ST PLACE HOLY S-IT AND WTF

Nate Smith
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14 days 11 hours ago

Anyway, Cavs will be fine. It’s not against nba rules to design a contract to try to screw another team, it’s only illegal to promise a guy you will release him once you do sign him. These “Cavs could lose a draft pick” articles are by west coast trolls.

JudeElysium
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JudeElysium
14 days 11 hours ago

So close to Tuesday becoming HFSiT
(Holy F’ing Sht it’s Tuesday)

MikeO
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MikeO
14 days 11 hours ago

Nice fight in second half…

Nate Smith
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14 days 11 hours ago

The officiating this game was atrocious.

Nate Smith
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14 days 11 hours ago

Bandaid!

JudeElysium
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JudeElysium
14 days 11 hours ago

Clarkson!

NOMAD
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NOMAD
14 days 11 hours ago

WOW GAVE UP TOO EARLY——NATE THE ‘GOOD LUCK ‘ CHARM TONIGHT FOR THE 2ND HALF—–TOO MUCH / TOO LATE —-BUT STILL GOTTA LIKE THE FIGHT TO COME BACK—–ANY HOPE FOR PAYNE ” SUSTAINING ” # 3 FOR LONGER THAN 10 DAYS ?

MikeO
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MikeO
14 days 11 hours ago

Ugh, killed by an offensive board/ Dipo three…

MikeO
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MikeO
14 days 11 hours ago

If Corby gave away Zion, may as well win this one…

Nate Smith
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14 days 11 hours ago

Cedi so good this game.

Nate Smith
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14 days 11 hours ago

To give young an And1 after blowing that offensive foul call is absolutely ridiculous.

MikeO
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MikeO
14 days 11 hours ago

garbage call…

Nate Smith
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14 days 11 hours ago

Sexton to tt!

MikeO
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MikeO
14 days 11 hours ago

Wow, legit a game now…

Nate Smith
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14 days 11 hours ago

Unreal hustle!

Nate Smith
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14 days 11 hours ago

Payne saving the Cavs’ draft pick tonight.

Nate Smith
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14 days 11 hours ago

Cedi! Great clutch.

Nate Smith
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14 days 11 hours ago

Amazing hustle, Cedi.

MikeO
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MikeO
14 days 11 hours ago

TT…lol…

Nate Smith
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14 days 11 hours ago

Sexton beat someone off the dribble!

MikeO
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MikeO
14 days 11 hours ago

Sabonis is tough…

Nate Smith
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14 days 11 hours ago

Yongbull!

MikeO
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MikeO
14 days 11 hours ago

Joseph has owned Clarkson this entire game…

JudeElysium
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JudeElysium
14 days 10 hours ago

He owned Clarkson? Capt Bandaid scored 26 points with 55/40/100 shooting splits.

JudeElysium
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JudeElysium
14 days 10 hours ago

I get that he had 3 turnovers, but JCs 3 steals were HALF of the turnovers Indiana had ALL GAME.

Nate Smith
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14 days 11 hours ago

Bandit!

Nate Smith
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14 days 11 hours ago

Sexton back. That was fun While it lasted.

Nate Smith
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14 days 11 hours ago

Nate Smith
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14 days 11 hours ago

That Clarkson turnover was brutal.

MikeO
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MikeO
14 days 11 hours ago

I didn’t expect anything less…

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