The Cleveland Cavaliers have a chance to enter the All-Star break on a five-game win streak if they are able to defeat the Indiana Pacers.
Wouldn’t this be quite the turn of events considering where the Cleveland Cavaliers were just a few games ago. The team was on a lengthy losing streak and the team was sort of circling the drain. Monday’s 101-90 win over the Houston Rockets has Cleveland’s win streak at four and now they have a chance to go into the All-Star break with a five-game winning streak. That would be if the Cavs are able to defeat the Indiana Pacers at home Monday.
Indiana comes in on a four-game losing streak and have lost five of their last six. In fact, the Pacers are 4-11 in their past 15 games, a trend that is not essentially all that inspiring. Perhaps this trend could continue to the benefit of the Cavaliers. The Pacers have two players who are injured who could play Wednesday, Doug McDermott and Jeremy Lamb. Lamb is likely to play while McDermott is listed as questionable. This is in addition to Caris LeVert and T.J. Warren being out.
Meanwhile the Cavaliers injury situation is pretty much unchanged. Taurean Prince is day-to-day and could play Wednesday, although they could wait until after the All-Star break in an attempt to prevent any further injury. Kevin Love, Larry Nance Jr., and Matthew Dellavedova remain out. Andre Drummond is also out, but that is because the team is trying to trade him and not due to injury.
For the Cavaliers to come out victorious Wednesday they will need their three key players to step up. Those players being Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, and Jarrett Allen. When those three are right, the Cavs usually end up winning or are at least competitive. If that happens there is a good chance their win streak will run to five at the All-Star break.