Thursday, March 30, 2023
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NBA Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers (43-27) at Charlotte Hornets (22-48)

Both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Charlotte Hornets would like to see some changes in their rematch.

They are scheduled to play on Tuesday night in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the Hornets are just trying to end a two-game losing streak while the Cavaliers continue to have a lot at stake.

While Charlotte is in 14th place, Cleveland, which is fourth in the Eastern Conference, has won four of its last five games.

After the Cavaliers rallied to win 114-108 on Sunday, the two teams will meet again on Tuesday in the same building.

The players’ health status will undoubtedly be discussed prior to the game.

Garland scored a game-high 28 points on Sunday after missing the loss to Miami on Friday night due to a sore quad. Due to an eye injury sustained late in Friday night’s game, teammate Jarrett Allen was unable to participate in the game on Sunday.

Because he plays 33 minutes per game on average, Allen is important to the Cavaliers.

Kelly Oubre Jr. was the top scorer for the Hornets in six sequential games, however in the wake of playing Saturday night in a misfortune to Utah, he passed on Sunday’s down with a sensitive back. It’s possible that he won’t be out for a long time because his status wasn’t known until close to game time.

Charlotte was wounded by 19 turnovers on Sunday, at this point the Hornets conveyed 25 helps on their 41 field objectives.

With Garland in the starting lineup, Caris LeVert was back in the reserve position. However, LaVert contributed 15 points and 4 assists.

Cleveland’s reserves outscored Charlotte’s reserves 31-17 thanks to that production. The Hornets lack depth because point guard LaMelo Ball is already out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury. Due to a thumb injury, center Mark Williams has missed two games.

In seven of his last eight games, Charlotte guard Terry Rozier has scored at least 20 points.

Sunday, the Hornets were unable to keep a lead that had grown to 14 points in the first half.

That is in part due to persistent issues with turnovers on offense and excessive fouls on defense. Even though they were still trailing, the Cavaliers had a significant advantage at the free throw line by the second half.

The matchup on Tuesday will mark the end of Cleveland’s four-game road trip, which included games in Miami and Charlotte.

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