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The Cleveland Cavaliers welcome the Grizzlies to the Q and prepare themselves for the vengeful wrath of Jon Leuer!
It's Jon Leuer's first return to the Q since being traded to Memphis -- how will the crowd react? Will it be more hostile than when LeBron James made his return? Or will it be WAY more hostile than when LeBron James made his return?
When? 7:30 PM Eastern
Where? Quicken Loans Arena -- Cleveland, OH
Where on my eyeballs? Fox Sports Ohio / NBA League Pass
Brother/enemy blog? Grizzly Bear Blues
Tickets? Cleveland Cavaliers tickets
Kyrie Irving is listed as doubtful due to the same flu-like symptoms that Tyler Zeller, Dion Waiters, and Daniel Gibson previously had. Those three are all expected to play while I highly doubt Kyrie will play. We'll get an update on Kyrie momentarily.
The Grizzlies are pretty damn good, especially defensively. Cleveland, on the other hand, is not good defensively. This will be a test of the Cavaliers' toughness and ability to play at a slow, grind it out pace. That test is made approximately one billion times harder if it turns out that Kyrie is unable to go tonight.
THE JON LEUER REVENGE GAME
Let's be real, this is what tonight is all about. In January, Chris Grant traded away local legend, Jon Leuer to the hated Memphis Grizzlies. The trade brought Wayne Ellington, Marreese Speights, and a future first round pick to the Cavaliers -- but at what cost??! They had to give up Jon effin' Leuer! You don't just trade Jon Leuer.
Now, after some particularly nasty comments in the media about Cleveland, Jon "Judas" Leuer can expect to hear the boos rain down upon him from every seat in the Q.
Security for this game has been double -- NAY! -- tripled. It's going to be by far the most raucous crowd that the Q has ever seen. The only question that remains is how Leuer will react to the crowd. Will he embrace his inner villain or will he crumble under the pressure? FIND OUT AT 7:30.