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Cleveland Cavaliers vs New Orleans Pelicans: The Cleveland Cavaliers Have Won Four Games in a Row!

Written by: Christian Jope
Updated February 10, 2023
12 min read
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have won four games in a row!
  • The New Orleans Pelicans enter this game on a three-game win streak!
  • The Cavaliers won their earlier meeting with the Pelicans this season, 103-113.

Both the Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans are aiming to return to their earlier season position in the standings. The Cleveland Cavaliers are currently fourth in the Eastern Conference with a 35-22 overall record but just a 12-16 road record. The New Orleans Pelicans have fallen to seventh in the Western Conference with a 29-27 overall record but an impressive 20-9 overall record.

This will be the second and last time that the Cavaliers and Pelicans meet this season. The last time these two teams met the Cavaliers took the victory, 103-113. The New Orleans Pelicans will have home-court advantage this time out, where the Pelicans have won 11 straight.

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Cavaliers vs Pelicans Predictions

Head-to-Head: Cleveland Cavaliers vs New Orleans Pelicans

Cleveland Cavaliers
Head-to-HeadNew Orleans Pelicans
J.B. BickerstaffHead CoachWillie Green
35-22 (4th in East)Standing29-27 (7th in West)
115.4 (10th of 30)Off Rtg114.5 (15th of 30)
109.6 (1st of 30)Def Rtg112.5 (7th of 30)
95.6 (30th of 30)Pace99.8 (14th of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

D. Mitchell (26.8)PPGZ. Williamson (26.0)
J. Allen (9.9)RPGJ. Valanciunas (9.8)
D. Garland (8.1)APGC. McCollum (5.9)
D. Mitchell (1.5)SPGH. Jones (1.7)
E. Mobley (1.4)BPGH. Jones, L. Nance Jr. (0.7)
R. Lopez (.655)/D. Mitchell (9.3)FG%/FGML. Nance Jr. (.615)/Z. Williamson (9.8)
D. Wade (.417)/D. Mitchell (3.6)3P%/3PMG. Temple (.429)/C. McCollum (2.9)

Injury Report

Dylan WindlerCleveland Cavaliers21 Jan 2023Out (Ankle)Windler is yet to play this season and is out indefinitely.
Darius GarlandCleveland Cavaliers 09 Feb 2023Day to Day (Thumb)Garland was OUT for Cleveland's Wednesday (Feb. 8) game.
Donovan MitchellCleveland Cavaliers 09 Feb 2023 Day to Day (Groin) Mitchell was OUT for Cleveland's Wednesday (Feb. 8) game.
E.J. LiddellNew Orleans Pelicans28 Oct 2022Out (Knee)Liddell suffered a torn ACL and is out indefinitely.
Zion WilliamsonNew Orleans Pelicans24 Jan 2023Out (Hamstring)Williamson will be re-evaluated at a later date.
Dyson DanielsNew Orleans Pelicans25 Jan 2023Out (Ankle)Daniels will be out for an indefinite period and will be re-evaluated at a later date according to head coach Willie Green.

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Both the Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans are looking to improve their position in their respective conference. The Cavaliers are currently on a four-game winning streak on top of going 7-3 over their last 10 games. The Pelicans have won three games in a row, but those are their only wins over their last 10 games.

The Cavaliers are one of the league's top defensive teams, allowing just 106.2 points per game (1st in the NBA) while holding teams to just 46.4% from the field (5th in the NBA) and limiting them to just 11.5 threes per game (4th in the NBA). Cleveland's offense has been impressively engaged over their four-game win streak, averaging 119.3 points on 52.9% from the field and 38.8% from deep. The Pelicans have faltered due to injury this season, but they still average 44.4 rebounds per game (9th in the NBA) while holding teams to just 42.1 boards per game (5th in the NBA).

We're taking the Cavaliers in this matchup. New Orleans are a team that are at their strongest when they can find success at the rim. That's where the Cavaliers excel defensively and the Pelicans don't project to have the three-point threat to overcome them.

How to Watch Cleveland Cavaliers vs New Orleans Pelicans

  • Who: Cleveland Cavaliers & New Orleans Pelicans
  • Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
  • When: 10:00 PM EST, Friday, February 10th, 2023
  • How to Watch: ESPN, NBA League Pass (Stream)
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Christian Jope is a writer, social media strategist, and data analyst. A Queen’s University Alumni, Christian is an author and social media strategist with Raptors Cage, while also working closely with MLSE and Canada Basketball through community-driven events.

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