#CavsNets Game Preview - November 22, 2017

Quicken Loans Arena 7:00 p.m. ET

Game Summary

The Cavaliers (10-7) host the Brooklyn Nets (6-10) on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena for a Thanksgiving-eve dual. Tipoff from The Q is at 7:00 p.m. (ET).

After topping the Detroit Pistons, 116-88, on Monday night in Motown, the Cavs are returning to The Land with supreme confidence riding a five-game winning streak.

The Wine & Gold's recent success on the court peaked against Detroit on Monday night in more ways than one.

In the win, Cleveland led by as many as 39 points, while also dishing out 28 assists and shooting 42-80 (.525) from the field, 16-33 (.485) from three-point range and 16-17 (.941) from the foul line.

Compare those facts to the squad's recent offensive explosion and no one should be surprised. The Cavs have averaged 116.2 points over the last nine games, and since November 3, the Wine & Gold are 7-2 and have scored at least 110 points in eight of them.

Defensively, the Wine & Gold allowed a season-low 88 points on 34-77 (.442) shooting from the field against Detroit. During their five-game win streak, the defense is holding foes to a combined .444 shooting from the field, including a .313 (47-150) mark from three-point range.

Individually, Kevin Love has been exceptional as of late. Over the last seven games, Love is averaging 21.4 points (.530 FG%, .407 3FG%, .943 FT%) and 10.3 rebounds in 31.1 minutes.

Love and the Cavs not only can earn their sixth-straight victory on Wednesday night, but they'll also get a chance to exact revenge on a Nets squad that knocked them off back on October 25th in Brooklyn.

Since their win over Cleveland, Brooklyn has struggled, winning only three of their past 11 contests. Injuries to guys like Jeremy Lin and D'Angelo Russell have bogged things down for the Nets.

Despite their woes, the Nets have shown resilience all season long, including in their most recent loss to the Golden State Warriors. Against Golden State, Brooklyn nearly erased a 28-point deficit, bringing the score to within four points. The club eventually lost, 118-111, but showed that their not just going to roll over.


Where to Catch the Action

TV: FOX Sports Ohio

Radio: WTAM 1100, 100.7 WMMS, 87.7 La Mega

Programming Note: On Wednesday, FOX Sports Ohio is airing the Blue Jackets – Flames (7:00 p.m.) and the Cavs – Nets game (7:00 p.m.). To view TV listings, CLICK HERE.

For live in-game updates, follow @cavs, @CavsJoeG, @CavsFredMcLeod, @MrCavalier34, @CavsJMike and @chones22 on Twitter.


Probable Starters/Status Update*

#81 - Jose Calderon

#5 - JR Smith

#23 - LeBron James

#99 - Jae Crowder

#0 - Kevin Love

#8 Spencer Dinwiddie

#33 - Allen Crabbe

#24 - Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

#9 - DeMarre Carroll

#35 - Trevor Booker

Status Update: (Cavs) - Isaiah Thomas, (Right hip, Out), Derrick Rose, (Left ankle sprain/soreness, Out), Tristan Thompson, (Left calf strain, Out), Iman Shumpert, (Left knee effusion, Out)

Status Update: (Nets) - Trevor Booker, (Knee, TBD), D'Angelo Russell, (Knee surgery, Out), Jeremy Lin, (Knee surgery, Out)

*Subject to change.


Head-to-Head Matchup

As already stated, the Cavs will be looking to avoid dropping two straight to the Nets after falling, 112-107, last month in Brooklyn. fans of the Wine & Gold can rest easy, however, knowing that their team has excelled against their Wednesday-night opponent at home over the past few years.

In fact, Cleveland has won eight-straight games over Brooklyn at The Q. Over that span, the Cavs have outscored the Nets by an average of 14.0 points (108.0-94.0), winning by 20+ points in four of those eight matchups. Overall, the Cavs are 10-3 in their last 13 contests against Brooklyn.

Despite losing their last matchup, both LeBron James and Kevin Love had tremendous games and will hope to continue that success on Wednesday at The Q. Against Brooklyn this season, LBJ recorded his first triple-double of the campaign with a game-high 29 points on 12-20 (.600) shooting, 10 rebounds, a game-high 13 assists. Love notched a double-double with 15 points and a game-high 12 rebounds in 33 minutes.

After Friday's matchup, the two teams will play each other next on February 27th in Cleveland and for the last time this regular season on March 25th in Brooklyn.


Game Promotions

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On Deck

Following Wednesday's matchup with the Nets, the Cavs will suit up in their all-black NBA Statement unis against the Charlotte Hornets at 8:00 p.m. (ET) on Black Friday. The Wine & Gold will then hit the road for a trip to the City of Brotherly Love to battle the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, November 27th.

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#CavsNets Postgame: LeBron James - November 22, 2017

Cavaliers forward LeBron James spoke with the media following Wednesday's 119-109 victory against the Brooklyn Nets at Quicken Loans Arena.
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Cavaliers forward LeBron James spoke with FOX Sports Ohio’s Allie Clifton following Wednesday's 119-109 victory against the Brooklyn Nets at Quicken Loans Arena.
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#CavsNets Postgame: Jae Crowder - November 22, 2017

Cavaliers forward Jae Crowder spoke with the media following Wednesday's 119-109 victory against the Brooklyn Nets at Quicken Loans Arena.
Nov 22, 2017  |  02:04

#CavsNets Postgame: Kevin Love - November 22, 2017

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love spoke with the media following Wednesday's 119-109 victory against the Brooklyn Nets at Quicken Loans Arena.
Nov 22, 2017  |  04:05

#CavsNets Postgame: Coach Lue - November 22, 2017

Cavaliers Head Coach Tyronn Lue spoke with the media following Wednesday's 119-109 victory against the Brooklyn Nets at Quicken Loans Arena.
Nov 22, 2017  |  04:06

#CavsNets Postgame: Dwyane Wade- November 22, 2017

Cavaliers guard Dwyane Wade spoke with the media following Wednesday's 119-109 victory against the Brooklyn Nets at Quicken Loans Arena.
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#CavsNets Postgame: Kyle Korver- November 22, 2017

Cavaliers guard Kyle Korver spoke with the media following Wednesday's 119-109 victory against the Brooklyn Nets at Quicken Loans Arena.
Nov 22, 2017  |  04:00

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LeBron Goes Off in the Fourth Quarter

LeBron James scores 23 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Wine & Gold past the Nets.
Nov 22, 2017  |  01:18

Featured Highlight: LBJ with the Tough And-One

LeBron James seals the game with the tough bucket, plus the foul.
Nov 22, 2017  |  00:15

KLove Gets Heated Up in the Third

Inside and outside, Kevin Love gets things going in the third quarter for the Wine & Gold.
Nov 22, 2017  |  00:44

Defense Leads to Offense

Jae Crowder's theft leads to a fastbreak layup at the other end for Dwyane Wade in this Goodyear 'More Driven' highlight.
Nov 22, 2017  |  00:15

DWade Dances on the Defense

Dwyane Wade uses the euro-step to dance past the defense for the layup.
Nov 22, 2017  |  00:09

Korver Steal Leads to Osman Layup

Kyle Korver gets the steal and feeds Cedi Osman for the fastbreak finish.
Nov 22, 2017  |  00:10

DWade with the Nifty Finish

Dwyane Wade darts past the Nets defense for the layup.
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Swish with the Pretty Dish

JR Smith gets creative with the 360 dish to Jae Crowder for the triple.
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Highlights: LeBron James

LeBron James scores 33 points and six rebounds along with becoming the 26th player in NBA history to score 1,500 career three-pointers.
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Cavaliers forward LeBron James spoke with the media following Wednesday's shootaround at Cleveland Clinic Courts.
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