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The Cavaliers continue their three-game homestand on Friday night when they face off against the Brooklyn Nets. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. (ET).
This season at The Q, Cleveland holds the 2nd-best home record in the NBA at 19-5 (.792), which includes an 11-2 mark against the East.
The Wine and Gold will look to bounce back on Friday following three straight losses. Welcoming an Atlantic Division opponent into The Q may just be what the Cavaliers need. The Cavaliers are a perfect 11-0 against the Atlantic Division this season (3-0 vs. TOR, 2-0 vs. PHI, 2-0 vs. NYK, 2-0 vs. BOS, 2-0 vs. BKN).
Cleveland is 9-2 in their last 11 contests against Brooklyn, and have won the last seven games against them at The Q.
Overall, the Cavs are averaging 116.8 points on .487 shooting from the field and 26.8 assists on 42.8 field goals made in their last four games.
Brooklyn will enter Friday's contest having lost 14 of their last 15 games.
A lone bright spot for the Nets has been the play of their center, Brook Lopez. The 9th year big man from Stanford is averaging 20.6 points, 5.1 assists and 1.6 blocks per game.
TV: FOX Sports Ohio
Radio: WTAM 1100, 100.7 WMMS, 87.7 La Mega
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As mentioned, the Cavs have won seven straight games against the Nets at The Q.
Over those seven straight home wins over Brooklyn, the Cavs’ defense has held the Nets to under 100 points in each outing for a combined average of 90.9 points (.418 FG%, .292 3FG%). Offensively, Cleveland has outscored the Nets by 14.8 points (105.7 90.9) and has 26.3 assists on 39.3 field goals during that stretch.
This is the third and final meeting between the two teams in 2016-17.
Chinese New Year Celebration presented by Linglong Tire: The Chinese New Year is a traditional celebration of the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar (January 28th this year) and is observed as a time for family and friends to be together. Together at The Q, Cavs fans will enjoy the fun, pageantry and traditions of this special theme night that honors the “Year of the Rooster.” MORE DETAILS
After Friday's game, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder come to Cleveland for a nationally-televised Sunday afternoon affair. It’s another Western Conference matchup to complete the back-to-back, traveling to Dallas on Monday to take on Dirk and the Mavericks. Cleveland returns home next Wednesday for a meeting with Minnesota before heading back on the road for four straight.
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