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.