Game 8: Nets at Cavs
at Quicken Loans Arena
RADIO/TV: WTAM/Fox Sports Ohio
WHAT HAPPENED: So much for that supreme conditioning stuff. The Cavs ran out of gas in the fourth quarter. It resulted in the Nets running them off the court in the fourth quarter, 28-18.
This team can't withstand even a few injuries. Guard Mo Williams suffered another groin injury on Wednesday. He could miss some considerable time, even though he said he expects to play against the Pacers on Saturday.
They were just rounding into shape. They were completely healthy for about a game and a half. Luckily, they have some depth in the backcourt.
Ramon Sessions might move into the starting lineup if Williams is unable to play. Coach Byron Scott is extremely cautious with injuries. Observers would be shocked if Williams plays on Saturday.
The Nets snapped a four-game losing streak on Wednesday. They had also lost nine in a row to the Cavs. The Cavs had their modest three-game winning streak snapped.
SF Jamario Moon (6-8, 200) vs. Travis Outlaw (6-9, 207)
PF J.J. Hickson (6-9, 242) vs. Kris Humphries (6-9, 235)
C Anderson Varejao (6-11, 260) vs. Brook Lopez (7-0, 265)
SG Anthony Parker (6-6, 210) vs. Anthony Morrow (6-5, 210)
PG Mo Williams (6-1, 195) vs. Devin Harris (6-3, 190)
Cavs - F/C Samardo Samuels, G Manny Harris, G Christian Eyenga.
Nets - G Terrence Williams, G Stephen Graham, F Troy Murphy.
Bill Spooner, Curtis Blair, Eric Lewis