The Cavs have lost two straight and play tonight on the second night of a back to back. They'll be without the services of star power forward Kevin Love and valuable reserve Matthew Dellavedova. Dellavedova will be missing his third straight game with a hamstring issue, while Love left last night's game in the second half with what was described as a bruise.
#Cavs will be without Kevin Love (quad contusion) and Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) tonight against Pelicans.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 6, 2016
With the injuries, Tyronn Lue will go with Timofey Mozgov in the starting lineup next to Tristan Thompson at power forward. Neither are particularly helpful spacing the floor, but you'd imagine the defense would be solid. Without decent shooting from Kyrie Irving or LeBron James, the Cavs are going to have a lot of trouble spacing the floor.
In Delly's absence the Cavs will likely give more reserve minutes to Iman Shumpert and Richard Jefferson.