Game #46 Preview | Cleveland Cavaliers

Tip-Off: 2:30 PM CT

Location: Quick Loans Arena (Cleveland, Ohio)

Television: ABC

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

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Andre Roberson returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City is on a three-game winning streak, and for only the second time all season, the Thunder is five games above .500. A number of areas are still to be improved for the Thunder, but they could be on the brink of stringing some wins together in an attempt to climb the Western Conference standings prior to the All-Star Break.

The Cleveland Cavaliers, however, have been singing a different tune lately. After winning 18 games in a 19-game stretch to put their record at 23-8, the Cavs have gone 4-9. Drama in Cleveland is nothing new, and Lebron is capable of breaking out to win just about any game single-handedly, but the Thunder has a good opportunity to go into Cleveland this afternoon and pick up a rare win.

Projected Starters


  • PG: Russell Westbrook
  • SG: Andre Roberson
  • SF: Paul George
  • PF: Carmelo Anthony
  • C: Steven Adams


  • PG: Isaiah Thomas
  • SG: J.R. Smith
  • SF: Jae Crowder
  • PF: Lebron James
  • C: Kevin Love



  • None


  • Iman Shumpert (left knee surgery) is OUT.


  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 6-11 against the Cavs (4-5 at home, 2-6 on the road).
  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder has won the season series against the Cavs once, lost four times, and tied four times.
  • The Thunder split the season series with the Cavs 1-1 a year ago.
  • The Thunder has won only one of the last five matchups with the Cavs, including losing the last three in Cleveland.
  • The Thunder and the Cavs will meet again on February 13 in Oklahoma City.

Game Notes

  • Oklahoma City has won three in a row, while Cleveland has won only one of their last five.
  • Oklahoma City is 5-5 in the last 10 games, while Cleveland is 3-7.
  • Oklahoma City is 9-13 on the road, while Cleveland is 16-5 at home.
  • Oklahoma City is 10-7 against the Eastern Conference, while Cleveland is 7-7 against the Western Conference.
  • Oklahoma City is 5-3 in games coming off two days of rest, while Cleveland is 15-6 coming off one day of rest.

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Article written by Zack Low. Follow @TheThunderGuys on Twitter & Instagram, and like us on Facebook.

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