Cavs Hope to Keep the Unibrow in Check: Cavs vs Pelicans Preview


The Cavs host the New Orleans Pelicans at the Q tonight at 7. The Cavs are looking to build off their recent road win against the Nuggets on Friday night. The Cavs did an excellent job of getting everyone involved in the scoring that night as 7 Cavs finished the game in double figures.
The Cavs will have their hands full trying to guard Anthony Davis and his unibrow.  Davis is off to an MVP caliber season. He is averaging 24 points a game along with 12 rebounds and 4 blocks. This will be a great test to see how Love and Varejao will be able to guard a first rate big man. The Pelicans as a team average 48 points a game in the paint. Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans has also had a good start to the year averaging 18 points a game thus far. It’s possible that the Cavs will be without Dion Waiters tonight as he is listed doubtful for the game with a lower back contusion. With Delly already out of the lineup, look for Joe Harris and Mike Miller to get ample playing time tonight if Waiters isn’t able to go.

This will be LeBron and the Cavs’ second home game of the year. The question we’re all wondering is which Cavs team will show up tonight. Let’s hope it’s the Cavs team that had 25 assists, not the one that only had 6. We’ll see again how well LeBron and Kyrie can share the ball. It’s important that both of them bring the A game on the offensive end of the floor, because points in the paint will not be easy to come by. The Cavs haven’t reached their offensive potential, let’s hope they can get one step closer tonight.

The Cavs will need to stay aggressive and try to force the Pelicans bigs into foul trouble. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Cavs also tried to space the floor out more and try to make the Pelicans guard Kevin Love on the perimeter. Also look for the Cavs to run the floor more tonight. I expect the offense to play more up-tempo to try to keep the Pelicans from setting up their half court defense.

The things I’m most looking forward tonight is seeing if the Cavs can put up any defense in the paint, how well LeBron and Kyrie can share the ball, and most importantly if Dion Waiters comes out for the National Anthem. I expect the Cavs to pull out a big win tonight in an attempt to keep pace with the Browns as the most popular team in the city. Should be a great one tonight at the Q. LETS GO CAVS!

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