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Brooklyn Nets vs Cleveland Cavaliers
NBA Regular Season
CLE VS BKN MATCH PREVIEW:
Brooklyn Nets host Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA action on Sunday (IST) at Barclays Center, in New York City.
Cavaliers are 3rd in the Eastern Conference but find themselves just three wins away from Washington Wizards who are 6th in the table. Even if Cleveland loss all their remaining 10 games in the regular season, they can't drop out of playoff spot. It's just a hypothetical scenario and we know, it can't happen (Cavaliers losing all their remaining games).
But a team as big as Cavaliers must be aiming to finish the season as high on the table as possible. But Boston Celtics' six-game gap over them means, they can't finish higher than their current raking i.e. third place (again taking out all the hypothetical scenarios). So hanging on to 3rd place could be seen as a good momentum heading into the all-important playoffs.
Brooklyn Nets are done and dusted as far as their regular season is concerned. In terms of winning matches, they are the third worst team in NBA in 2017-18.
They are 13th in Eastern Conference, and no chance of moving beyond New York knocks who are 11th. So it's only a pride to play for, not an inconsequential thing by any means, and everything for somebody who values self-respect.
They are the So expect a fight from the home team when Cavaliers pay a visit to Brooklyn.
When: Tomorrow, March 25, 10:30 PM IST
Where: Barclays Center, New York City
Form of the Team-
Brooklyn Nets are heading into this match on the back of two straight loss against Charlotte Hornets and Toronto Raptors.
But as a team, Nets are not that bad as their ranking in the table suggests. In fact, they have outperformed many top teams in terms of scoring points this season.
They are averaging 106.3 points per game, which is a better return than the teams like Boston Celtics, Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs.
So there is a threat in this team, but the defense needs to sort out the problem as soon as possible.
Cleveland Cavaliers were 5th at one point in the season. But things have changed for better in the past few weeks, and their recent good run of form is the reason why Cavaliers are 3rd in the table.
LeBron James' team has won five of their last six games which includes an unbelievable 132-129 win over conference leaders Toronto Raptors. Also, they extended their winning streak to four games after beating Phoenix suns 120-95 in their last game.
As a team, Cavaliers are racking up points at an average of 110.9, making them this season's 5th best team in that regard.
Having LeBron James in your team certainly helps in terms of shooting beyond the arc, as Cavaliers have successfully converted 866 three-pointers in 2017-18.
Brooklyn Nets – Win – 23, Loss – 50
Cleveland Cavaliers – Win – 43, Loss – 29
Top Performer –
For Brooklyn Nets-
|Points Per Game||D'Angelo Russell||16.2|
|Rebounds per Game||DeMarre Carroll||6.7|
|Assists Per Game||Spencer Dinwiddie||6.7|
For Cleveland Cavaliers:
|Points Per Game||LeBron James||27.4|
|Rebounds per Game||Kevin Love||9.3|
|Assists Per Game||LeBron James||9.1|
CLE VS BKN TEAM NEWS:
Only Jeremy Lin is missing this clash as he is yet to recover fully from his knee injury which he suffered earlier in the season.
All other players are fit and available for this match.
DeMarre Carroll (Forward), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Forward), Jarrett Allen (Center), D'Angelo Russell (Guard), Allen Crabbe (Point Guard-Shooting Guard)
From the bench: Caris LeVert, Spencer Dinwiddie, Dante Cunningham, Joe Harris
Kyle Korver is set to miss the game due to the untimely death of his brother. While Cedi Osman has been ruled out as he is nursing a left hip flexor strain.
LeBron James (Forward), Jeff Green (Forward), Kevin Love (Center), George Hill (Guard), Jose Calderon (Point Guard-Shooting Guard)
From the bench: J.R. Smith, Jordan Clarkson, Tristan Thompson, Rodney Hood, Ante Zizic, and Larry Nance Jr. are also expected to feature in the match.
Brooklyn Nets – DeMarre Carroll, D'Angelo Russell, Allen Crabbe
Cleveland Cavaliers – LeBron James, Jeff Green, Kevin Love
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
It's a mismatch if we consider the profile of stars in both the teams and the form of Nets and Cavaliers.
But an indomitable will is something that can't be put into stats and form- So Brooklyn Nets can win the match, if and only if, they show hunger and intensity for a win, of course more than their visitors.
Taking out all the philosophical approach- Here is our prediction-
Cavaliers to win the match-
CLE VS BKN FANTASY TEAM:
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