Nance played 33 minutes and finished with eight points (3-12 FG, 2-3 3PT), 14 rebounds, two assists and one block Wednesday in the Cavaliers' 148-139 triple-overtime loss to the Nets.
Despite riding a six-game double-double streak heading into the contest, Nance was curiously moved to the bench Wednesday in favor of Ante Zizic. The two big men both cleared the 30-minute mark, but poor shooting from the field prevented Nance from extending his double-double streak. Nance has done enough of late to warrant holding in just about every format, but his role could be in flux coming out of the All-Star break with Zizic and Kevin Love healthy again and Tristan Thompson (foot) also potentially returning soon from a long-term absence.
Nance registered 15 points (5-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 16 rebounds, four assists, a block and a steal across 34 minutes Monday against the Knicks.
Nance has now notched a double-double in every game to start the month of February, and his streak has now reached six straight contests. He's averaging 12.0 points, 13.3. rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.5 steals over his previous five matchups, and although his scoring totals typically aren't eye-popping, he remains a reliable source of both points and rebounds in most league formats.
Nance scored 16 points (6-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal in 39 minutes during Saturday's 105-90 loss to the Pacers.
That's now five straight double-doubles for Nance, who's taken full advantage of the available minutes left by all the Cavs' frontcourt injuries. Kevin Love (toe) is slowly working his way back into the lineup, but until Tristan Thompson (foot) is able to return as well, Nance's role seems secure.
Nance scored 10 points (3-15 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT) while adding 19 rebounds, six assists and three steals in 33 minutes during Friday's 119-106 loss to the Wizards.
Kevin Love made his return to the lineup but played only six minutes, leaving Nance as the Cavs' lone big on the court for large portions of the night, and while his shooting suffered under the defensive attention the 26-year-old still grabbed his fourth straight double-double and career-high 10th of the season. It could be a while beforre Love is ready to resume a full workload, and with Tristan Thompson (foot) not even practicing yet, Nance should continue to see big minutes in the short term.
Nance will start alongside Kevin Love (toe) for Friday's matchup against the Wizards, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
Nance has played the role of a reserve over the past five games, but he'll return to the starting lineup to make up the Cavs' frontcourt with Kevin Love. As a starter, putting aside one game where he played just five minutes due to injury, Nance is averaging 10.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.6 steals across 31.4 minutes.
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