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How will the Cavs handle one of the league’s best teams?

Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

The Rockets are one of the best teams in the league with two of the league’s best players in the backcourt. So, how will the Cavs handle this?

Who: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Houston Rockets

When: 8:30 p.m.

Cleveland Cavaliers expected starting lineup: Isaiah Thomas, J.R. Smith, LeBron James, Jae Crowder, Tristan Thompson

Houston Rockets expected starting lineup: Chris Paul, James Harden, Ryan Anderon, Luc Mbah a Moute, Clint Capela

Cavaliers injuries: Kevin Love (OUT - hand)

Rockets injuries: Chris Paul (PROBABLE - groin), Eric Gordon (QUESTIONABLE - back), Trevor Ariza (OUT - hamstring)