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Cleveland Cavaliers at New Orleans Pelicans gamethread

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The Cavs are back for the second half of the season.

Minnesota Timberwolves v New Orleans Pelicans Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images

After a short All-Star break, the Cleveland Cavaliers are back in action against Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans.

For the Cavs, this is the first game after the break. For the Pelicans, this is game No. 2. Last night against the Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans was blown out 135-105 and, at least night, outclassed by a non-very-good Minnesota team. Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy went as far to call it ‘embarrassing.’

The Cavs, meanwhile, should have Larry Nance Jr. back for the first time since Feb. 6 due to a finger injury. Kevin Love is back too for only his third game of the season. Also watch for the debut of Quinn Cook, who signed with the team on a 10-day deal and will wear No. 4.

Cavs expected starting lineup: Collin Sexton, Cedi Osman, Isaac Okoro, Larry Nance Jr., Kevin Love

Pelicans expected starting lineup: Lonzo Ball, Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Steven Adams