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Cavaliers host Celtics in last game before trade deadline

Location:

Quicken Loans, Cleveland,Oh

Probable Starters:

Cleveland:

  • Collin Sexton
  • David Nwaba
  • Deng Adel
  • Alec Burks
  • Ante Zizic

Boston:

  • Terry Rozier
  • Marcus Morris
  • Marcus Smart
  • Al Horford
  • Jayson Tatum

Cleveland- The Cleveland Cavaliers have had a revolving roster all season long. Whether it be because of injuries or trades Cleveland’s locker room has changed all season.

Tuesday night when the Cavaliers host the Boston Celtics two new Cavs are expected to make their debut. Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin IV were both acquired on Sunday from Portland.

One the Cavaliers starters Rodney Hood was dealt, thus creating an opportunity for someone else. Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com tweeted out this afternoon that Deng Adel could make his first NBA start tonight.

David Nwaba would presumably start in place of the injury Cedi Osman. The Cavaliers starting forward injured is ankle Saturday against Dallas.

Nwaba and Adel both are more defensive minded players, a problem Cleveland has dealt with all season. This will be something to watch early on as the Cavs deal with the problems the Celtics present.

The Cavaliers have won two of their last three games and currently have the third worst record in the NBA. Which is exactly where they want to be in terms of the NBA draft lottery.

Boston will be without former Cavalier Kyrie Irving due to a sore hip. This will be the second game this season that Irving has missed against Cleveland.

The Celtics have won both previous games this season against the Cavs outscoring Cleveland by 53 points. Through 17 games in 2019 Boston is 13-4, including a 134-129 victory over Oklahoma City on Sunday.

Tuesday will be the last meeting between the Cavs and Celtics this season. Cleveland returns to action on Friday with what could once again be a few new guys.

The Cavaliers Alec Burks is the player most likely to be moved be Thursday’s deadline.

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