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Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers @ Denver Nuggets

The Cleveland Cavaliers kick off their six-game trip at Denver tonight to face the Denver Nuggets (35-29). Tip off is set for 10:30 p.m. Eastern on Fox Sports Ohio and ESPN.

The last time these two teams played each other was this past Saturday, where Denver defeated Cleveland 126-117.

The Cavs are looking to turn the corner here on the season on this road trip, where the team will have an opportunity to gel after the trades.

Projected line-ups for both teams via Cavs.com preview….

Cleveland Cavaliers (37-26)

(PG) George Hill, (SG) J.R. Smith, (F) Rodney Hood, (F) LeBron James, (C) Larry Nance Jr.

Injuries — Kevin Love (OUT) and Tristan Thompson (OUT).

Update: Jeff Green WILL play tonight.

Denver Nuggets (35-29)….

(PG) Jamal Murray, (SG) Gary Harris, (SF) Wilson Chandler, (PF) Paul Millsap, (C) Nikola Jokic.

Injuries — Tyler Lydon (OUT).

It will be interesting to see how the Cavaliers come out tonight against Denver. Specifically on defense, where the Cavs let Denver shoot 46.9% from the field and where Gary Harris had 32 points on 6/10 shooting from three and Will Barton came off the bench for 23 points.

 

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