Game 74: Nets at Cavs
Quicken Loans Arena
Radio/TV: WMMS (100.7 FM)/Fox Sports Ohio
WHAT HAPPENED: The Cavs dropped 30 games under .500. There was no effort. No intensity. No fight. Not much strategy.
There might not be another win on the schedule. Their best chance could be Sunday vs. Orlando. However, if they play with as much spunk as they did last night, the Magic could blow them off the court.
The Cavs have lost 10 in a row, as well as 14 of the last 16. Can things get any worse?
Questions are swirling about Coach Byron Scott's job. He might need to get a vote of confidence from Cavs majority owner Dan Gilbert. There's going to be more pressure on him if the Cavs lose out.
They are now 0-3 vs. Brooklyn this season.
Scott talked at length about the Cavs' new zone defense before the game. Sorry, but I don't think they played any defense on the night. The Nets shot 73 percent from the field in the first half, 57 percent for the game.
Scott said the Cavs were doing things out of their zone defense that they had never done before.
The Nets are 21-17 on the road this season. They set a franchise record for road wins.
Brooklyn is 27-4 against teams below .500.
LAST GAME: The Cavs lost at Atlanta on Monday, 102-94.
UP NEXT: The Cavs travel to Boston at 7:30 p.m. Friday at TD Garden.
SF Alonzo Gee (6-6, 219) vs. Keith Bogans (6-5, 215)
PF Tristan Thompson (6-9, 227) vs. Reggie Evans (6-8, 240)
C Tyler Zeller (7-0, 250) vs. Brook Lopez (7-0, 265)
SG Wayne Ellington (6-4, 200) vs. MarShon Brooks (6-5, 200)
PG Kyrie Irving (6-3, 191) vs. Deron Williams (6-3, 209)
Cavs - C Anderson Varejao, G Dion Waiters
Nets - F Gerald Wallace, G Joe Johnson
James Capers, Eric Dalen, Jason Phillips