Losers of four straight games, the Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder and get an elusive win.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have only won once in their last 12 games and are taking on a team that has only lost once in their past eight games in the Oklahoma City Thunder. With trade rumors surrounding Tristan Thompson and John Henson, things may be a bit more difficult for the Cavs. Being in a transitional phase generally makes things more difficult than usual. Add in playing a team with a winning record and it’s certainly an unenviable situation.
The Thunder are averaging 116.5 points per game while only giving up 107. Oklahoma City has failed to score 110+ points only once in their past eight games. A 107-97 loss to Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks.
Surprisingly, Cleveland has more wins on the road than at home. The Cavaliers are 7-17 away from Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse this season, while they are 6.-21 at home. Even though they are better on the road record-wise, it is far from a guarantee that they will win Wednesday night. The Thunder are currently the seventh team in the Western Conference and are fighting for a playoff spot. Even though many believed they would tank after sending Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets this past offseason.
Cleveland is going to have their hands full and could possibly end up on the wrong side of a lopsided score in Oklahoma City.