Last Game

Wed, Dec 12
vs New York Knicks (8-21)
  • Quicken Loans Arena
106
Final
113

Eastern Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
MIL 18-9 5-5 L1
IND 18-10 7-3 W5
DET 13-13 4-6 L6
CLE 7-21 3-7 W1
CHI 6-22 1-9 L2

Top Cavaliers News

  • Cavaliers' Rodney Hood: Looks healthy against Knicks

    Hood scored 23 points (9-14 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT) while adding five rebounds in only 23 minutes during Wednesday's 113-106 win over the Knicks.

    A nagging foot injury had limited Hood to only seven points in 35 minutes over the last two games, but the 26-year-old looked 100 percent in this one. The Cavs suddenly have some depth in the backcourt with Alec Burks joining Hood, Collin Sexton and Jordan Clarkson, putting even more pressure on Hood to provide consistent offense if he wants to hang onto his starting job.

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  • Cavaliers' Jordan Clarkson: Leads Cavs to win from bench

    Clarkson scored a game-high 28 points (12-21 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding five rebounds and two assists in 34 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's 113-106 win over the Knicks.

    Alec Burks got the start at shooting guard again for the Cavs but scored only one point in 26 minutes, while Clarkson scored 20 or more points for the third time in the last six games. Cleveland's coaching staff would clearly prefer Clarkson to be the team's sixth man, but if Burks continues to struggle in the starting five, their roles could end up being switched.

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  • Cavaliers' Channing Frye: Confirmed starter

    Frye will start Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

    The prevailing belief was that Larry Nance would be the natural choice to take over in the absence of Tristan Thompson, but Larry Drew will instead go with Frye, who's played double-digit minutes just once all season.

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  • Cavaliers' Larry Nance: Coming off bench Wednesday

    Nance will come off the bench in Wednesday's game against the Knicks, Spencer Davies of Basketball Insiders reports.

    After being listed as the starter in the absence of Tristan Thompson (foot), it appears the Cavaliers have made a late switch from Nance to the veteran Channing Frye as the starting center. Given the Cavaliers' inclination to play their younger players, however, Nance is still expected to see a fairly big workload off the bench, especially considering Frye hasn't played more than seven minutes in a game since October.

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  • Cavaliers' Channing Frye: Possible starter Wednesday

    Frye may start Wednesday's game against the Knicks, Spencer Davies of Basketball Insiders reports.

    The Cavs initially listed Larry Nance as the starter, but there are now reports that they've pivoted to Frye, which would be a surprise given his reduced role this season. If that's the case and Nance is healthy, the latter would still likely see the bulk of the minutes at the five.

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  • Cavaliers' David Nwaba: Available to play limited minutes

    Nwaba (knee) is available to play in Wednesday's game against the Knicks but will be on a minutes restriction, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.

    Nwaba is returning from a nine-game absence while he nursed right knee soreness. With Nwaba facing a minutes restriction in his first game back, he doesn't provide any legitimate fantasy value Wednesday night.

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  • Cavaliers' David Nwaba: Questionable for Wednesday

    The Cavaliers are listing Nwaba (knee) as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Knicks, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.

    Prior to experiencing soreness in his right knee in late November, Nwaba had been working with the top unit, starting three consecutive contests. With nine straight absences on his ledger, Nwaba seems likely to head to the bench once he's cleared to play again. It's unclear if he'll be ready to go by Wednesday, but the Cavaliers should provide an official update on his status shortly before the 7 p.m. EST tipoff.

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  • Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson: Out 2-to-4 weeks

    Thompson (foot) has been ruled out for 2-to-4 weeks, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Thompson suffered from a sprained left foot in Monday's game against the Bucks and did not return, and while X-rays did come back negative, the big man will still face a lengthy absence. With Thompson out of the lineup, look for Larry Nance to see the biggest boost in playing time, with Ante Zizic also likely to eanr more minutes in a reserve role.

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  • Cavaliers' Ante Zizic: DNP vs. Bucks

    Zizic did not see the floor in Monday's loss to Milwaukee.

    The big man was cleared to return from a knee injury back on Friday against the Kings, and while he played five minutes off the bench in that contest, he's now been a DNP in two straight games. Zizic has had a few separate stints in the regular rotation, but he can be safely ignored in almost all fantasy formats for the time being.

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  • Cavaliers' Larry Nance: Leads Cavs in scoring from bench

    Nance scored a team-high 16 points (8-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-1 FT) while adding seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in 25 minutes off the bench during Monday's 108-92 loss to the Bucks.

    The Cavs' bench accounted for more than half their scoring on the night, with Nance leading the way. He's now scored in double digits in four straight games -- something he managed to do only twice in his prior 17 contests -- and while he could keep flipping between the first and second units as head coach Larry Drew tries to find a rotation with some juice, Nance should see big minutes either way as long as he's producing.

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  • Cavaliers' Jaron Blossomgame: Double-double off bench

    Blossomgame scored 11 points (3-5 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, two assists and a block in 26 minutes off the bench during Monday's 108-92 loss to the Bucks.

    The rookie continues to see his minutes increase, and Blossomgame responded with his best NBA performance yet. The rebuilding Cavs have nothing to lose by seeing what the 25-year-old can give them as a regular part of their frontcourt rotation, but Monday's numbers could end up representing his ceiling, and not his standard output.

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Team Statistical Rankings

PTS/G OPP PTS/G
Team 103.4
(27th)
111.2
(20th)

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