Live Thread: Cavs @ Pelicans

After getting throttled by 35 Friday, Cleveland faces Anthony Davis’ Pelicans again, this time in frosty confines of the Smoothie King center. Let’s hope Cleveland puts up a better fight, but without Larry Nance, that could be tough. Look Ante Zizic and Jalen Jones to get some time against the Brow tonight, and Tristan Thompson to try like hell to stay out of foul trouble.

Hopefully the road trip will do these Cavs some good. I certainly think getting out of town in January is a recipe for team-building, and getting away from the negative echo chamber surrounding this squad can’t hurt.

On the injury front, Cleveland is down Nance, Nwaba, Love, and Henson. For New Orleans, Nikola Mirotic will be a game time decision as he attempts to return from an ankle injury, and the Pels will be without Cavs’ killer, E’Twaun Moore. I do believe we’ll see Delly play his first back-to-back for Cleveland. This team’s a terrible matchup for the Cavs, but let’s hope Cleveland has enough moxie to hang with them, and play with the same energy they did last night at the Q.

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buck turgidson
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buck turgidson
13 days 9 hours ago

just chk’d scores… no surprise here.. closer than the last engagement with davis & co i assume.. go delly..love that feisty aussie.. clarkson 21.. go big ZZ.. when are they going to play this brother.. when given the minutes, he seems to produce.. what are the jeenyuses who run things waiting for? oh well.. my original estimates are likely not to far from what is going to oxxur, even with this crew, which is a little surprising.. trade Love.. get zion.. my 2cents..

Scotch
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Scotch
13 days 9 hours ago

Do the wizards realize how much better they are without John wall?

CLF
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CLF
13 days 10 hours ago

Zizic needs consistent minutes! I loved that 4 smalls with him in the 1st-2nd quarter

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

124 is pretty good for second night of b2b tho I guess…

CLF
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CLF
13 days 9 hours ago

Yup… silver linings! And the defense was great in the 1st quarter.

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

Yikes… back to back 40 point quarters given up…

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

70 free throws combined… barely basketball…

CLF
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CLF
13 days 10 hours ago

Great pocket pass Sexton!!! Amazing catch and finish Zizic!

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

ZZ dive!

CLF
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CLF
13 days 10 hours ago

Greer seal and finish Zizic!!! Blossom game jam!!!

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

LeBlossomgame!

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

Nice move by Ziz

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

The Pels are pretty predictable… they just keep running that AD down the middle play… any team with depth on front line should stop that fairly easily….

Jason
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Jason
13 days 10 hours ago

If we had Nance (or Henson) it would help a lot.

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

Or even Love…

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

This game feels like it’s 5 hours long with these fouls…

Simmo
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Simmo
13 days 10 hours ago

Bucks stretching the Rockets.

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

Refs have effectively ended this game…

JudeElysium
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JudeElysium
13 days 10 hours ago

That had been perhaps the hardest part of the season. So many young guys and no superstar to get benefit of the doubt whistles. We’ve been officiated out of so many “close” games.

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

No question

CLF
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CLF
13 days 10 hours ago

Nice take cedi, just missed the floater

CLF
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CLF
13 days 10 hours ago

Payne with burst!!!!!

CLF
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CLF
13 days 10 hours ago

Good point about missing all the bigs

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

Pels have an outside shot at getting to the line 50 times this game… that’s absurd

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

31-34 for the Cans from the line… thanks NBA officiating…

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

What the hell are these calls? Never seen anything like it…

CLF
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CLF
13 days 10 hours ago

Delly nice pass

CLF
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CLF
13 days 10 hours ago

Cedi too tight on that missed open 3

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

Cedi just not shooting it well this half…

Simmo
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Simmo
13 days 10 hours ago

So is TT afraid to shoot against this team, afraid of getting blocked or something? Zero scoring threat in that position is unhelpful.

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

Yeah, he’s already been blocked a couple of times…

Simmo
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Simmo
13 days 10 hours ago

Delly’s looked for him a few times and been unable to reach him due to Pels D as well. Oh hey there’s another one.

Simmo
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Simmo
13 days 10 hours ago

They are playing him close.

CLF
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CLF
13 days 10 hours ago

Have to assume heavy legs on a back to back reason why defense and 3s stopped

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

Too many turnovers…

CLF
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CLF
13 days 10 hours ago

Wow never see that delly falling asleep weak side defense.

Simmo
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Simmo
13 days 10 hours ago

He’s got a lot on his plate right now, but yeah.

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

That last offensive board he had was terrific…

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

What a save Delly!

CLF
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CLF
13 days 10 hours ago

Delly finish!!!

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

Just can’t stop the Pellies on D… especially with all the touch fouls…

CLF
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CLF
13 days 10 hours ago

Wow Payne again!!!!

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

Six Cavs in double figures again…

Jason
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Jason
13 days 10 hours ago

NBA officiating is terrible.

Simmo
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Simmo
13 days 10 hours ago

Beating this team and these refs would be so sweet, c’mon Cavs.

CLF
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CLF
13 days 10 hours ago

Damn nice kick out Payne but wished Jones would’ve driven to the rack.

Back to back breakdown on defense leads to back to back 3s

Jason
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Jason
13 days 10 hours ago

Only 4 3s since the first quarter.

CLF
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CLF
13 days 10 hours ago

Wow Payne rhythm 3 off the dribble!!!!

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

CLF
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CLF
13 days 10 hours ago

Nice finish Jones!!!

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

JFJ! Strong to the hole!

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

Nice drive by Payne… gotta hit the throws tho

Jason
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Jason
13 days 10 hours ago

41 point quarter there for NO.

JudeElysium
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JudeElysium
13 days 10 hours ago

Holy hell. It’s really hard to blame the Cavs for losing steam in games when the refs constantly step up to blatantly hobble them every time they have a chance. This is becoming unwatchable.

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

Can’t believe Cavs are still in game after surrendering 41 point quarter…

CLF
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CLF
13 days 10 hours ago

Wow that was great team passing delly couldn’t cash it in.

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

Man… what absolute garbage… Pels have 30 FTAs through three quarters…

CLF
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CLF
13 days 10 hours ago

Thought Clarkson should’ve kick it out for the 3.

Jason
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Jason
13 days 10 hours ago

Another total BS call there.

Simmo
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Simmo
13 days 10 hours ago

AC’s had enough too.

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

Cannot stand Mirotic…

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

JFC… these touch fouls are ridiculous

CLF
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CLF
13 days 10 hours ago

Clarkson coast to coast!!!

CLF
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CLF
13 days 10 hours ago

Payne to Zizic!!!

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

ZZ!!

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

AD gets almost as many calls as Harden… sheesh

EvilGenius
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13 days 10 hours ago

Sit down Gentry… you’re lucky you have a job dude…

Jason
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Jason
13 days 10 hours ago

Pels gonna get 40 this quarter?

That should be 3 for Delly. WTF.

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