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Pregame: Pelicans (18-25) at Cavs (16-28)

By Jason Lloyd Published: January 28, 2014
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Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans will conclude the Cavs' homestand on Tuesday. The Pelicans have won two straight, but also lost seven of their last 10. (AP Photo/Bill Haber).

Time: 7 p.m.; Place: Quicken Loans Arena; TV/Radio: FS Ohio/WTAM, WLEC, WAKR

Injury report: Cavs: Anderson Varejao (knee) questionable; Carrick Felix (knee) out; Pelicans: Ryan Anderson (back) out; Jrue Holiday (leg) out; Jason Smith (knee) out.

Officials: Marc Davis, Dick Bavetta, Matt Boland

Series: Pelicans lead 1-0

Cavs probables

Name Ht, Wt Pts Rebs Asts
PG Kyrie Irving 6-3, 193 21.5 3.0 6.2
SG C.J. Miles 6-6, 231 10.1 2.2 1.1
SF Luol Deng 6-9, 220 18.4 6.3 3.3
PF Tristan Thompson 6-9, 238 12.3 9.8 0.8
C Anderson Varejao 6-11, 267 8.8 10.3 2.6

 

 

Pelicans probables

Name Ht, Wt Pts Rebs Asts
PG Brian Roberts 6-1, 173 7.3 2.6 1.7
SG Eric Gordon 6-4, 215 15.9 2.8 3.2
SF Al-Farouq Aminu 6-9, 215 7.3 6.8 1.5
PF Anthony Davis 6-10, 220 20.1 10.5 1.3
C  Alexis Ajinca 7-2, 248 4.1 3.9 0.6
 

Notes

* Anderson Varejao is questionable for tonight's game against the Pelicans with a left knee contusion. If he can't start, Mike Brown said Tyler Zeller would "most likely" start at center, but seemed to leave a small window open for starting either Henry Sims or sliding Tristan Thompson to center and starting either Earl Clark or Anthony Bennett. Let's be realistic though: Zeller will start. 

* The Pelicans have been without All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday for a couple weeks now. Holiday has a stress fracture in his right tibia. In nine starts since Holiday was injured, Brian Roberts is averaging 12.2 points, 3.9 assists and is shooting 49 percent. 

* The Cavs lost at New Orleans in November 104-100 when they blew a 12-point lead in the game's final five minutes. 

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