Mar 27, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donald Sloan (15) during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Cavaliers 103-85. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
This game is going to be the ugliest. Anthony Parker is out with a sternum injury, which catapults Manny Harris into the starting lineup. That means that Donald Sloan and Manny Harris will be your starting backcourt tonight. Goodness gracious.
Song of the Day: Cold as Ice - Foreigner
The Raptors have owned the Cavaliers this season. Kyrie Irving was simply unable to get anything going whatsoever against these guys. It was really weird, because Kyrie is generally so efficient. Regardless, we won't have to worry about that tonight as Ky is not with the team and will once again be out due to a shoulder sprain. Instead, we get to watch Donald Sloan dish passes to Lester Hudson.
This is an important game for the lottery and such. The Raptors are one of those teams that are neck and neck with the Cavs in the race for a better draft pick. It would appear that Cleveland has done a good job to set themselves up to lose this on by starting a bunch of guys that were recently seen in the D-League. The available guards tonight are Manny Harris, Donald Sloan, and Lester Hudson. That's it. Fun fun fun.
I'm relatively certain that if you want to get in on the fun, all you have to do is ask. The Cavs might as well be offering 10-day contracts to lucky fans at this point. So you should call the Cavaliers and see if you can get a few minutes tonight.
Does anybody really care at this point?
Fear The Sword's Fearless Prediction:
Another loss. The firepower that Manny Harris and Donald Sloan provide us will not be enough to get past the Raptors and the Cavs lose their 10th in a row. This game will be ugly and might force me to watch baseball instead. Final score: 89-80, Raptors win.