Coming of from Road Game K. Love 97.05 M. Dellavedova 83.41
Cavs are coming of from the road game with a win and scoring 106 points. It's a high score game with a different offense mindset from the start of the game. Most importantly with a great team effort.

Here are the NPS (Net Player Scores for both CLE and MIA (based on their last game). To find more about NPS clik here.

7 players from CLE made it to the NPS compared to 4 players from MIA. 

Good to see Smith in this NPS mix and at the same time sad not to see Mo in this list. I am expecting a battel within Cavs players, mainly between Mo and Smith. Why? they both are the best shooters from both short and long range. As this the home game, high energy from fans will be feeding these 2 players as well. Hope they both share the same amount of minutes in this game. It's going to be fun!

Smith played almost 34 minutes compared to Mo's 22 minutes. Both produced the same number of points but other stats tells us a different story. Let's see what Blatt's plan for Smith and Mo for this game. Cunningham is also on the roll along with Delly which is a good sign. Both Cunningham and Delly are very athletic, healthy and eager to be on the floor as and when possible.

K. Love

97.05

M. Dellavedova

83.41

J. Cunningham

79.21

L. James

74.68

A. Varejao

73.62

R. Jefferson

65.45

J. Smith

62.04


MIA coming of from their home game with a win, scoring 104 points. As you can see bulk of the load was carried by the core four of Heat. Bosh was right on the money after his return and Wade is as usual with trademark stats.

C. Bosh

99.02

D. Wade

89.66

U. Haslem

84.64

M. Chalmers

70.11


CFF Prediction : Looks like Cavs are locked in on their long term goal, wth home court advantage,Cavs will win!

Go Cavs! 
This time it all took one game to realize the importance of offence from all key players. We needed

This time it all took one game to realize the importance of offence from all key players. We needed a high score and high energy game from the start to finish. 1st quarter exactly reflected that feeling and it carried into the remaining 3 quarters as well.  Grizzlies did not have a chance to recover from first 12 minutes and it was uphill battle from there for them. I think they will wake up for sure as they had a pretty good run last year. 

Here are my NPS (Net Player Score) rankings for each player based on after the game stats. These rankings are based on the Number Of Minutes they are on the floor and their respective Stats (Points, Steals, Turn Overs, Personal Fouls, Blocked Against, Blocked Scored, Total Offensive and Defensive Rebounds). As you can see Love has one of the best game so far and LeBron even mentioned this point very clearly. Love is going to be the focal point for the long term offense strategy well deep in to the season and playoffs. Overall offense, rotation and most importantly communication throughout the game is superb. Blatt did a good job too!

NPS (Net Player Score) = Above 90 – Outstanding | Above 80 – Excellent | Above 70 – Very Good | Above 60 – Good

K. Love

97.05

M. Dellavedova

83.41

J. Cunningham

79.21

L. James

74.68

A. Varejao

73.62

R. Jefferson

65.45

J. Smith

62.04

J. Harris

57.14

M. Williams

53.02

T. Thompson

40.03

T. Mozgov

31.91

J. Jones

19.05

S. Kaun

0.00


Go Cavs!

Grizzlies were 55-27 in last season with frequent playoff visits. Talent was plenty but with lack of

Grizzlies were 55-27 in last season with frequent playoff visits. Talent was plenty but with lack of experience playoffs exits were also too soon. Zach and Marc can take over the game and they are good on closing as well. I am expecting a high score game both teams.  As this is Grizzlies home game and Cavs road game in two days, Cavs have less than 24 hours to adjust their game plan.

  • Mo Williams hit 19 points with 4 rebounds and 7 assists.
  • Kevin Love hit 18 points with 8 rebounds and 4 assists
  • J R Smith played 30 minutes with a total of 8 points

Apart from LeBron going to paint more often, key to this game would be, J R Smith doing the same.

Go Cavs!