Cleveland Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets – 01/20/16 Preview
The Cleveland Cavaliers (28-11) make their way to Barclays Center on Wednesday night, as they face off against the hapless Brooklyn Nets (11-31). Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest Point Spread and $10K Grand Action contests only at Fanpicks the premiere daily fantasy sports site
In a NBA finals rematch, the Cavaliers were mugged at Quicken Loans Arena on Monday by the Warriors, 132-98. It was their 2nd home loss of the season. Cleveland was outclassed in every aspect of the game. LeBron James had a subpar performance, with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. He missed all three of his shot attempts from long range. Kyrie Irving looked out of place, scoring a meager 8 points and shooting 3-for-11 from the paint. It was J.R. Smith most of all that made headlines. He had collected 14 points before a flagrant foul saw him ejected from the match-up in the 3rd quarter.
Thing hasn’t gone better for the Nets since the management and coaching shake-up 10 days ago. They have lost 8 out of their 9 last game, with the most recent score being a 112-100 loss to the Toronto Raptors. Brook Lopez led Brooklyn with 29 points and 10 rebounds in the defeat. He also made 13 buckets out of 22 shots attempted. In total, the Nets made only 5 of 14 shots from downtown during the game. They hold a three-points shooting percentage of 32.1%. It’s the 2nd worst rating in the NBA this season. Losing 11 of their last 12 games at Barclays Center and playing against the East leading Cavs does not bid well for the New York team.