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Cleveland Cavaliers at Brooklyn Nets gamethread

The injury ravaged Cavaliers look to avoid a Brooklyn beatdown.

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After a soul-crushing loss in an overall dull game against the Boston Celtics, the Cleveland Cavaliers are in Brooklyn to take on the Nets. The Cavs are now done Evan Mobley (elbow), Jarrett Allen (non-COVID illness), Collin Sexton (knee), Lauri Markkanen (COVID) and Lamar Stevens (ankle). Kevin Love is back though so that’s neat. Ed Davis and Tacko Fall are going to play serious minutes too.

The name Brooklyn is derived from the original Dutch colonial name Breuckelen. The oldest mention of the settlement in the Netherlands, is in a charter of 953 of Holy Roman Emperor Otto I, namely Broecklede. This is a composition of the two words broeck, meaning bog or marshland and lede, meaning small (dug) water stream specifically in peat areas. Breuckelen in the American continent is established in 1646, the name first appeared in print in 1663. The Dutch colonists named it after the scenic town of Breukelen, Netherlands.

The name Nets comes from the net that is attached to a basketball hoop. It also rhymes with the Jets and the Mets but not the Giants or the Yankees or the Knicks. Interesting stuff, right?