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Game #10 Preview | Cleveland Cavaliers

Zachary Low

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Tip-Off: 7 PM CT

Location: Quicken Loans Arena (Cleveland, Ohio)

Television: FSOK

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

Twitter: Follow @TheThunderGuys for live-tweets during the game

The Oklahoma City Thunder has the second-longest active winning streak in the NBA right at five consecutive games, and they hope to keep it alive in what should be an easy matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers despite the absence of the injured Russell Westbrook.

The Cavs are 1-9 on the season, and their lone win so far came against the Atlanta Hawks, another struggling Eastern Conference squad. Kevin Love is missing extended time with an injury, Ty Lue has been fired, and this team is in disarray.

Even with Russell Westbrook out, Oklahoma City needs to stay focused, take care of the little things, and leave Cleveland with another win.

Projected Starters

Thunder

  • PG: Dennis Schröder
  • SG: Terrance Ferguson
  • SF: Paul George
  • PF: Jerami Grant
  • C: Steven Adams

Cavaliers

  • PGGeorge Hill
  • SG: Rodney Hood
  • SF: Cedi Osman
  • PF: Sam Dekker
  • C: Tristan Thompson

Injuries

Thunder

  • Andre Roberson (left patellar tendon) is OUT.
  • Russell Westbrook (left ankle sprain) is OUT.

Cavaliers

  • Kevin Love (left foot surgery) is out.

Head-to-Head

  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 7-12 against the Cavs (4-6 at home, 3-6 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 five times.
  • The Thunder split the season series with the Cavs 1-1 a year ago. (0-1 at home, 1-0 on the road)
  • The Thunder is 2-5 against the Cavs in the last seven matchups, including 1-3 at Quicken Loans.

Game Notes

  • The Thunder is on a five-game winning streak while the Cavs are on a two-game losing streak.
  • Oklahoma City is 2-2 on the road while Cleveland is 1-4 at home.
  • Oklahoma City is 2-1 against the Eastern Conference while Cleveland is 0-2 against the Western Conference.
  • The Thunder is 2-1 coming off one day of rest while Cleveland is 0-6 in the same situation.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder Official Game Notes
  • Cleveland Cavaliers Official Game Notes
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