Charlotte vs Cleveland Cavs by Rahul
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The Cavaliers will need to rely a lot on their reserve players to chip in with the scoring and in particular to Thompson, Jefferson, JR Smith and James Jones. Kevin Love and LeBron James have been leading this offensive lineup scoring around 45-50 points per night amongst themselves; but need the rest to chip in for the balance scoring. Cavaliers had a players only meeting recently led by James Jones and LeBron James to discuss the efforts that the team are putting in. I can expect the next few games to see them focus more on the defensive side, as when the team are playing good defence they can beat almost everyone.
The Charlotte Hornets have developed their new offence for this season focussing on the 3-point shooting and have moved to a 9-6 record. In particular the Hornets are playing well at home going off to a 7-1 record. They will feel their home is a fortress considering the way they play recently, and will want to make the most of it. Al Jefferson has been a danger in the post, and a lot of responsibility will be on him to score or draw 2 defenders to him to free the 3-point zone for his team. Charlotte will rely a lot on Lin, Walker, Lamb and Batum to continue their shooting and help the team win and space the floor.
The Cavaliers have an advantage who have more quicker and mobile defenders who can stretch out to the perimeter to defend, the they need to turn things around after playing some poor defence in recent games.
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|Cleveland -3.5||Unibet||1.84||5||90-95 WON (+4.2 units)|
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