For the second time this year, the Cavs and Wizards will face off. This time playing in D.C., Kyle Kuzma made sure his team got the last laugh during the first meeting. Cleveland led late in the game, but Kuz proceeded to hit a pair of threes that ultimately won the game for his team in a contest where Bradley Beal was clearly not himself.
There have been so many impressive NBA rookies in the first few months of this new NBA season. And once again, it would appear that the race to the ROTY award is going to be a doozy. With all of the different players in the running, it will be hard to find a lucky winner.
The Cavaliers (11-10) head to Miami to face the Heat (13-8). The Cavs are getting healthy once again, after losing 4 of their 5 starters for several games due to injuries/illness. They have now won two in a row, and will look to make it three tonight in Miami.
Since Mobley’s return from injury, the Cavs are 2-0 and have won both of these games by a combined total of 31 points. Mobley hasn’t put up eye-popping numbers in his return, only averaging 12.5 points and 8 rebounds per game, with the lowest +/- of any starter. However, just looking at box scores doesn’t tell the whole story.
The Cavs head to Miami to face a Heat team that has had their number from the days they first started playing one another. Sure, Cleveland had a 148-80 win over Miami back in 1990, but the Heat have 22 more wins than CLE in the all-time head-to-head and have now won the last six meetings coming into this one, their first of the year.
Losing Collin Sexton was supposed to derail the Cavs campaign. But #3 pick Evan Mobley did not get that memo, as he and Jarrett Allen have been doing incredible things on the floor. The team has continued to stay afloat and looks like they could push for a playoff spot as early as this season.
The Cavs and the Mavs, will get together Monday night in Dallas.
The Cleveland Cavaliers (9-9) head into Wednesday night action at home against the Phoenix Suns (14-3). The two teams square off with completely different storylines, as the Suns are one of the NBAs hottest teams, winning their last 13 games, the first time the franchise has done so since the 2006-2007 season.
The Cavs will host the Suns, as they are on a mission that the rest of the NBA may well thank them for by the time it’s finished.
The Nets will travel to Cleveland to play the Cavs for the second time within a week. When they got together last Wednesday, Brooklyn won the game by 10 points, despite their opponents being without six rotational players. Cleveland has been fighting hard all year, and alas, enter into this game with a three-game skid. Some help should be on the way, though.