The NBA has a total of eight games booked for November 15th, including a clash between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Portland Trail Blazers. The Cavaliers won both of their meetings with these opposing clubs from separate conferences during the previous campaign. The Cavs had defeated the Trail Blazers on 4 occasions in a row coming into this game.
With Scoot Henderson still getting used to the NBA way of play, the Portland Trail Blazers have been fighting to survive since the Damian Lillard deal. The club has lost their last 4 games and is currently 3-7. This campaign, the Trail Blazers have continued to play solid defense. It’s impressive that a squad with only three victories so far is placed 11th in defensive ranking. Their chances of holding down the Cavaliers, who rank only 19th in offensive ranking, should be somewhat successful. When it comes to second chance points per match, the hosts are sixth in the league. The Trail Blazers ought to have opportunities to make up for their missed shots because the Cavaliers rank among the lowest 10 in the NBA in terms of opponent scoring according to that statistic. This could allow them to maintain competition in the contest.
The Cleveland Cavaliers divided their past eight matches, going with 4 wins and 4 losses, on a seesaw pattern of victories and defeats. They lost their most recent game, 120-132, against the Sacramento Kings. The Cavaliers have struggled in both of their initial matches of back-to-backs, with a minus 3-point margin. This season, their differential when playing away from home is minus 1.7 points. They might struggle to dominate tonight as well, given that none of their previous four victories have come by a margin of 12 points or higher. The Trail Blazers, who are ranked 22nd in speed, may not be able to build this kind of advantage in this match due to the game’s tempo.
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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Portland Trail Blazers Game Information
- Date: 11/15/2023
- Time: 10:10 PM ET
- Location: Moda Center, Portland, USA
- How to Watch Cleveland Cavaliers vs Portland Trail Blazers: TNT
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass