Don’t expect Jarrett Allen for Sunday’ Cavs-Hornets game. But Cleveland should still expect to get a win.
The Hornets are playing better of late — they’ve won seven of their last 10 — but this isn’t a good team. LaMelo Ball is out. Mark Williams is out. A few others guys are too. There’s a reason the Cavs are favorites on the road.
Cleveland could also use a win to further solidify itself in the East standings, particularly after the Knicks lost to the Clippers on Friday.
Who: Cleveland Cavaliers (42-27) vs. Charlotte Hornets (22-46)
Where: Spectrum Center — Charlotte, North Carolina
When: 5 p.m. EST
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Spread: Cavs -8.5 (via DraftKings)
Opposing Blog: At the Hive
Cavs’ expected starting lineup: Caris LeVert, Donovan Mitchell, Isaac Okoro, Lamar Stevens, Evan Mobley
Cavs’ injury report: Darius Garland (QUESTIONABLE - quad), Jarrett Allen (DOUBTFUL - eye)
Hornets’ expected starting lineup: Terry Rozier, Kelly Oubre, Gordan Hayward, PJ Washington, Nick Richards
Hornets’ injury report: LaMelo Ball (OUT - ankle), James Bouknight (DOUBTFUL - ankle), Cody Martin (OUT - ankle), Mark Williams (DOUBTFUL - thumb sprain)