Live Thread: Cavs @ Celtics

Can this Cavs team lose any worse? That’s a legit question at this point. Despite the Bulls being just as bad as the Wine & Gold going into Monday night, the Cavs lost by 16 to them and gave them their 11th win of the season. That event firmly shoved the Cavs into last place in the entire league.

The Cavs were without Tristan Thompson and Larry Nance Jr., but if there’s one team they could possibly beat short-handed, the Bulls were it. Moving on though…

I included the above picture to remind people that even though Kyrie is no longer playing like the disheveled looking man he was at the beginning of the season, he’s saying all the things one would. He has called out his teammates during the past two weeks and seems to think he’s the man that won Cleveland a championship, not LeBron. Well, us Cavs fans know what’s what.

And, fortunately tonight, Irving is out with the flu and won’t be able to prove anything otherwise.

The Cavs are still without TT and Nance, as well as David Nwaba. Despite Irving being out, the Cavs still have virtually zero chance of even slowing Celtics. If the Cavs lose by less than thirty, I’m counting this game as a win.

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MikeO
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MikeO
26 days 57 minutes ago

Season ending knee injury for Oladipo, per Woj….sucks…

MikeO
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MikeO
26 days 53 minutes ago

Sorry, not sure if it’s confirmed yet…but not looking good…

buck turgidson
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buck turgidson
26 days 1 hour ago

and don’r forget.. your uncle buck has been a big believer in ZZZ.. go big ZZZ !!! the only untouchable on the team..

buck turgidson
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buck turgidson
26 days 1 hour ago

really? hood goes for 4!!! and teams are still showing interest??? TRADE HIM NOW.. FOR ANYTHING YOU CAN GET

Jason
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Jason
26 days 1 hour ago

Knicks had the lead with 10 seconds left. Gordon made a 3, then a TO.

MikeO
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MikeO
26 days 1 hour ago

MikeO
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MikeO
26 days 1 hour ago

Harden is absolutely ridiculous this season. He’s making all the superstars who have in the past said they can’t win without help look pretty silly. Almost none of his points are assisted, and he’s been Curry like on difficult threes…

Jason
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Jason
26 days 1 hour ago

Tonight was just a function of high usage rate (and getting to the line).

I mean 17-38 and 5-20 from deep is not a gem of a game.

22-25 from the line. 15 boards are fantastic.

John B
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John B
26 days 50 minutes ago

The free throws will dry up in the playoffs once again. I wouldn’t reach at all against him. Can’t figure why people still fall for it. Of course any body contact against him is a foul….in the regular season.

MikeO
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MikeO
26 days 1 hour ago

The problem is he’s not getting any help. He’s generating a lot of open shots for teammates, bu they have been absolutely atrocious at converting.

JudeElysium
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JudeElysium
26 days 1 hour ago

Damn Cedi. What a game. If he becomes a player that can do this more often, then this whole season was worth it.

Zzzz and Cedi looking like they did in Summer League. I’ll take those small victories as at least some rewards for watching this loss.

John B
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John B
26 days 2 hours ago

So is there a lineup combination without TT or Nance with this current group that can play average defense? When is Nwaba coming back?

Jason
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Jason
26 days 1 hour ago

Healthy guys? No Nwaba, Henson, or Love?

Not really. Delly, Burks, and that is it. Perhaps Payne with Bandit at the 3.

Cedi & Sexton & Zizic try hard but make a ton of mistakes. Generally, I think trying hard with mistakes is easier to fix than fewer mistakes with lack of effort. Unless the guy is just dumb/cannot focus.

Vintage
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Vintage
26 days 1 hour ago

Not really. There is no other big on the roster who can play passable defense. Seriously who is playing the 4 on this team right now? Burks? Blossomgame?

Jason
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Jason
26 days 1 hour ago

Cedi/Hood.

Jason
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Jason
26 days 2 hours ago

Cedi with 6 triples tonight! That isxa silver lining. Hopefully a preview of things to come.

John B
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John B
26 days 2 hours ago

Probably his best game of the year. Would be nice to see Sexton and/or Cedi make a huge leap in the second half of the season.

Vintage
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Vintage
26 days 1 hour ago

The stroke looked pure!

John B
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John B
26 days 2 hours ago

So when are Love, Nance, and Tt supposed to come back, because this team is brutal without them.

Vintage
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Vintage
26 days 2 hours ago

Would add Nwaba to that list as well

Vintage
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Vintage
26 days 2 hours ago

Payne needs to work on his shot mechanics if he wants to stay in the league

Nate Smith
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26 days 2 hours ago

God I hate the Celtics.

Jason
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Jason
26 days 2 hours ago

It is hard not to.

Vintage
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Vintage
26 days 2 hours ago

Harden with 45 so far in the late 3rd quarter… and still is traveling on every step back jumper.

John B
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John B
26 days 2 hours ago

His legacy will be figuring out a style of play that is purely analytics based. I don’t think it will be one of individual pure basketball brilliance. Mentally, Daryl Morey and him figured out the Konami code to volume scoring without actually having to shoot threes at a 40 percent level, or being able to score at the rim at beyond average FG%s. Drawing fouls based on how the game is officiated while shooting a million threes at a slightly above average level is just not on the same level as domination by more efficient scorers from three or in the paint in my opinion.

JudeElysium
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JudeElysium
26 days 2 hours ago

I’d like to see that out of bounds on Blossom game again…
It looks like he might have actually let go of the ball before stepping out.

Nate Smith
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26 days 2 hours ago

Cavs competing. At least. Delly with three free lbies and ncutnit to 12

Nate Smith
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26 days 2 hours ago

God’s own widow’s peak having a hell of a game.

Nate Smith
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26 days 2 hours ago

Celtics fouling all over the freaking place

Vintage
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Vintage
26 days 2 hours ago

Lol @ the Longabardi halftime interview…

Nate Smith
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26 days 2 hours ago

Cedi ugh.

JudeElysium
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JudeElysium
26 days 3 hours ago

Some bright spots, some questionable calls, and tons of dumb passes and dumb misses by the Cavs.

We’ve had enough bright spots to give me a sliver of hope for the second half, but not a big sliver.

MikeO
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MikeO
26 days 3 hours ago

Vintage
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Vintage
26 days 2 hours ago

Sucks. One of my favorite players in the league. Wish ‘Dipo a quick recovery.

Very interesting, but unfortunate, injury because it seemed like it just occurred mid stride, not from take off or landing. From the slow mos, it didn’t look like he even twisted his leg that much. Another reminder that pretty devastating injuries can happen in the blink of an eye on even “routine” plays.

MikeO
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MikeO
26 days 2 hours ago

Yeah, I like him, too. Looked like it could be a hyperextension, but could be anything. I didn’t love that the Pacers crew three a towel over his leg right away. I hope to hear good news.

John B
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John B
26 days 2 hours ago

He uncovered his knee cap and immediately screamed for the trainer. Was calm until he saw it. Likely broken or dislocated. Such a bummer.

Jason
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Jason
26 days 3 hours ago

Knicks are up on the Rockets. Doubt it lasts.

Cedi, Zizic, & Blossomgame the bright spots. Awful second quarter.

Nate Smith
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26 days 3 hours ago

Rozier is a dope.

Jason
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Jason
26 days 3 hours ago

TO fest.

Nate Smith
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26 days 3 hours ago

Ziz everywhere

Nate Smith
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26 days 3 hours ago

Rodney is a crappy southpaw Melo

Jason
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Jason
26 days 3 hours ago

Sexton ole D.

Simmo
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Simmo
26 days 3 hours ago

Hood is 10% outrageous talent, 90% bad decision maker.

Jason
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Jason
26 days 3 hours ago

Nice Burks to Zizic feed.

Nate Smith
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26 days 3 hours ago

Zizic sweet slamm

Jason
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Jason
26 days 3 hours ago

Zone still baffles us.

Nate Smith
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26 days 3 hours ago

It’s all crap in the hood.

MikeO
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MikeO
26 days 3 hours ago

Soon coming to someone else’s hood…

Jason
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Jason
26 days 3 hours ago

TO out of the TO. Ugh.

Jason
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Jason
26 days 3 hours ago

Hope Dipo is dislocated kneecap. Not optimistic.

MikeO
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MikeO
26 days 3 hours ago

Gotta make those open short twos, Collin…

Jason
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Jason
26 days 3 hours ago

#Usethesquare.

Jason
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Jason
26 days 3 hours ago

Some pretty good stuff early. Bgame, Zizic. Hot JC quarter.

Simmo
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Simmo
26 days 3 hours ago

Good call on Zizic Nate!

Simmo
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Simmo
26 days 3 hours ago

Morris is the archetype player to get annoyed by Delly

MikeO
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MikeO
26 days 3 hours ago

Nice drive and dunk by Zizic…and one

Nate Smith
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26 days 3 hours ago

Zizic with a sweet drop step and slam

MikeO
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MikeO
26 days 3 hours ago

LOL…Delly in Morris’s meat head…

Nate Smith
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26 days 3 hours ago

Sucks about dipo.

Jason
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Jason
26 days 3 hours ago

Did not watch. PG13/Hayward type sutuation?

MikeO
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MikeO
26 days 3 hours ago

I posted a clip, awaiting moderation. But no, it didn’t look like George or Hayward…could be bad if it’s a knee…

MikeO
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MikeO
26 days 3 hours ago

John B
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John B
26 days 2 hours ago

Right knee.

Simmo
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Simmo
26 days 3 hours ago

Clarkson seems to be able to move unrestricted, wonder if Boston adjust.

Nate Smith
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26 days 3 hours ago

Nice quarter from the Cavs. Let’s keep it up!

MikeO
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MikeO
26 days 3 hours ago

Simmo
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Simmo
26 days 3 hours ago

Hey Boston prolly win this, but they are playing like poop right now. I’m enjoying this game accordingly.

MikeO
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MikeO
26 days 3 hours ago

So glad Ainge was unable to sell high on Rozier…not going to get much for him now…(I’ve always been low on him)

Simmo
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Simmo
26 days 3 hours ago

Fancy footwork by Frye!

NOMAD
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NOMAD
26 days 3 hours ago

HARDEN GOING FOR 60 TONIGHT / ALREADY HAS 15 WITH ABOUT 4 MIN’S LEFT IN 1ST QTR

MikeO
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MikeO
26 days 3 hours ago

Late foul on Hayward, but he deserved that…

Simmo
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Simmo
26 days 3 hours ago

Cap’n!!!

NOMAD
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NOMAD
26 days 3 hours ago

ANTE’S “REVENGE ” GAME—GO BIG “Z”

MikeO
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MikeO
26 days 3 hours ago

Ulp, Oladipo may have a serious knee injury…

MikeO
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MikeO
26 days 3 hours ago

Taking him out on a stretcher…

Nate Smith
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26 days 3 hours ago

Zizic looking. More. And. More confident.

Simmo
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Simmo
26 days 3 hours ago

Hey no 1st Q blowout so far….that’s something…

John B
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John B
26 days 3 hours ago

Competitive so far.

Nate Smith
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26 days 3 hours ago

Collin kneed baynes in the jimmies.

Simmo
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Simmo
26 days 3 hours ago

He can take it.

Nate Smith
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26 days 3 hours ago

Collin looking good so far.

Nate Smith
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26 days 3 hours ago

Cedi. Charge!

Nate Smith
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26 days 3 hours ago

Zz!

Nate Smith
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26 days 3 hours ago

Collin with a nice hesitation, pass, and follow

Simmo
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Simmo
26 days 4 hours ago

Horford out again? Musta thought TT was playing…

NOMAD
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NOMAD
26 days 4 hours ago

WOW REMEMBER ” LIGHT YEARS ” AGO WHEN WE SPANKED THE CELTS IN PRE -SEASON –( YEAH I KNOW IT WAS PRE -SEASON GAME )—-BUT IT SPARKED SO MUCH EXCITEMENT / HOPE FOR THE REGULAR SEASON———FAST FORWARD TO THE PRESENT ——–OUCH MAN WERE WE WRONG !!!!———-SO GLAD WE DON’T HAVE TO WATCH KYRIE ” PUT A FORK ” INTO THE CAVS OR LISTEN TO HIS POST GAME COMMENTS—GAME WILL STILL BE UGLY——–123—104 ( OR MAYBE EVEN JUST 97 FOR THE CAVS )——–WHO HAS THE “PAINFUL ” CHALLENGE OF DOING THE RECAP——-THANK YOU IN ADVANCE !!!

MikeO
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MikeO
26 days 6 hours ago

Ugh, I will probably avoid this one. On the other hand, if Cavs somehow win, it would be hilarious.

Jason
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Jason
26 days 6 hours ago

I think the Cs are resting Horford as well.

But yeah, anything within 20 will be a shocker.

And yes, we can get worse. If we trade Burks/Hood for bad contracts we could definitely get worse. We may have to to stay behind/ahead of the Knicks.

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