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2021 NBA Handicapping
(21-45) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Dallas Mavericks (37-28)
Date: Friday, May 7th, 2021
Time: 8:30 EST
Venue: American Airlines Arena, Dallas, Texas
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have been mighty disappointing after starting the season hot here in 2021, and they get yet another tough challenge here, as they take on the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Arena this Friday.
The Cavaliers have now lost 8 straight games and are coming in here off of a brutal loss to the Portland Trailblazers, so it will be tough to see them competing here with a Mavericks team who is still highly motivated jockeying for playoff positions still.
There really was nothing positive to take from that last game, you can look at Kevin Love who put up 18 points and 8 boards as something decent, but when you consider he was -45 when on the court it just shows how bad the whole team was in that game.
The struggles are obviously not all Cleveland’s fault, as they have been ravaged by injuries, but you would expect them to be more competitive with guys like Love, Sexton and Allen in the mix. It does look like the loss of Darius Garland has hurt this team quite a bit on the offensive side of things especially with Sexton not being great since coming back into the lineup.
The Mavericks are in the complete opposite situation as the Cleveland Cavs, as they have been playing some of their best basketball of the season going 7 and 2 in their last 9 games which has gone quite a way to preventing this team from needing to play in the play-in tournament.
The Mavs are not without injuries of their own though, as they will be without PF/C Maxi Kleber who has been decent this year, and Kristaps Porzingis who the Mavs really need to get healthy before the playoffs get here.
For once it was not Luka Doncic who had to do the heavy lifting in order to get this Mavericks team over the finish line last game with Tim Hardaway Jr. taking over the game and dropping 10 threes on the Heat which sealed the deal.
That last game was not great for Doncic, but he should be able to do basically whatever he wants against this Cleveland team, so I would expect a big bounce-back here and would expect the big Slovenian to once again threaten a triple-double.
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I do question the desire to win by the Cavs at this stage of the season, and I think this ends in a blow-out, as the Mavs are deep enough to deal with the injuries they have had and they still have a ton of motivation to pick up the win and believe they will leave no doubt here.
The Cavaliers have been able to keep some of their recent games close for decent portions of the game, but they seemingly always fall off a cliff in terms of production towards the end of their recent games allowing their opponents to cover big spreads.
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