Timberwolves vs. Cavaliers NBA Predictions: Is Minnesota the Play? 2/7/18

Tricia Pearson
February 8, 2018

Lately, everything and anything has gone wrong for them.

After being up by as many as 21 points on Tuesday, the Cavaliers were outscored 65-31 in the second half and mustered a total of nine points in the fourth quarter. The last time James came up with zero boards or assists in the second half of a game was March 19, 2016, against the Miami Heat, when he played eight minutes. It is too easy to simply say, "He's really not 100 percent yet", as Coach Tyronn Lue said in his pregame news conference.

The pivot away from James' wishes has been noticeable, particularly since this is a franchise that since losing him in 2010 has been willing to do - and spend - whatever was necessary to get him back and keep him happy. LeBron James led the Cavaliers with twenty-five points in their last game against the Magic. Everyone yelled at each other, Kevin Love took the brunt of the blame, and teammates came out annoyed with Isaiah Thomas.

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Reuters/Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY SportsLos Angeles Clippers guard Raymond Felton (2) defends Utah Jazz guard George Hill (3) as he drives to the basket in the second period of game seven of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center, April 30, 2017. The Cavaliers are no longer just frustrated and annoyed with Thomas, they are "no doubt" exhausted of James, and that's because he is now unhappy with how poorly his team is playing. That's where it's at for me. "We got to adjust throughout the game". We've got to continue to be positive and continue to push forward. I'm here for this season right now, to try to figure out ways we can still compete. Cleveland has not fared well in this role, either, going 4-9 SU and ATS in its last 13 games as a home underdog, including 1-4 SU and ATS in its past five. Jimmy Butler led the Timberwolves with thirty points in their last game against the Pelicans. Now, he's the third player in National Basketball Association history to lead a franchise in points, rebounds and assists, joining Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls and Kevin Garnett of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

"We're going to take what the game gives us", Towns said about this game against the Cavs, according to the Star Tribune. We go out and prepare. We're obviously not going to be out there trying to be Floyd Mayweather either. "We got adjust throughout the game".

Minnesota will have the benefit of extra rest in this spot while Cleveland will be playing on back-to-back nights. He was one of the NBA's best players after winning back to back Most Valuable Players Awards in 2009 and 2010.

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