Cavaliers vs. Pelicans: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Cavaliers vs. Pelicans: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Cavaliers vs. Pelicans: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Cleveland Cavaliers (20-14) play against the New Orleans Pelicans (22-22) at Smoothie King Center

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Tuesday December 28, 2021

Cleveland Cavaliers 104, New Orleans Pelicans 108 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Garrett Temple and Herb Jones share an agent. In the fall, Temple got tipped off that Jones had a chance to exceed expectations.
After one day in Nashville, Temple saw why.
“I called Mark and said, ‘You were right about this guy.'” nola.com/sports/pelican…1:30 AM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Photos from the #Pelicans comeback win vs the Cavs!
📸: https://t.co/cM5p7yEqX2 pic.twitter.com/EiEdPEaKOF1:08 AM

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Tue
Franz Wagner, 38 pts, 7 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk, 4-8 3P
Herb Jones, 26 pts, 7 reb, 3 ast, 3 blk
Jalen Green, 22 pts, 2 reb, 4 ast, 2 stl, 4-8 3P
Evan Mobley, 22 pts, 7 reb
Josh Christopher, 14 pts, 3 reb, 2 ast, 3 stl – 12:36 AM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat’s signing of Kyle Guy as a COVID-19 replacement expected to be made official Wednesday. Guy averaged 20 points while shooting 36.3 percent on 8.5 three-point attempts per game with G League’s Cleveland Charge this season miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…12:31 AM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
The Pelicans have been granted a $1.9 million Disabled Player Exception after Kira Lewis Jr.’s season-ending injury, sources tell @TheAthletic. – 12:17 AM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
I’m not a big jersey wearer but even I want a Herb Jones jersey now – 12:08 AM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
#Pelicans ride career-best scoring night from Herbert Jones (26 pts) and 4Q shooting barrage by Garrett Temple to 108-104 comeback win over Cavaliers 💪
Cleveland held 23-point lead before New Orleans rallied back.
@PanzuraStorage postgame wrap ⬇️
on.nba.com/32z0PKz12:07 AM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Ricky Rubio will get an MRI on his left knee Wednesday, source tells ESPN. There’s obvious concern on the possible severity of the injury. Rubio has been a huge part of Cavs’ success story this season. – 11:58 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Herb Jones is a special defender. pic.twitter.com/oJahSqyZUX11:55 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
It was Jonas Valanciunas’ first game in seven days, after sitting out the two-game road trip due to a non-Covid illness. JV 15 pts, 10 reb, and some spirited reactions during second-half comeback pic.twitter.com/o7YameNicW11:54 PM

Kevin Love @kevinlove
Prayers for my brother @ruuufio 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 instagram.com/p/CYDdJT1tG8a/…11:51 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Career night for the rook in the #Pelicans win 👏
@Herb Jones | @Gatorade pic.twitter.com/E6iX3tmYuO11:47 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Garrett Temple on Jared Harper (7 pts, 3 ast) impact: “Harp was really big for us in seven or eight minutes. Just having a guy that can get downhill. We didn’t have that without Josh (Hart). To put pressure on (the defense) in the paint.” – 11:47 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Garrett Temple on what #Pelicans showed overcoming 23-point deficit vs. Cavs: “Resilience. Being a resilient team. (Without Ingram and Hart), coming into this game without those guys, our ability to come back was really big. But hopefully we don’t dig a hole in the next game.” – 11:45 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Willie Green has talked about splitting the season into 10-game segments
Pelicans first 10: 1-9
Pelicans second 10: 3-7
Pelicans third 10: 5-5
Pelicans fourth 10 (so far): 4-1 – 11:41 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Herbert Jones on impact of Gary Clark/Jared Harper in second half: “Super important. Everyone played a huge piece in the win. I knew (Clark) could (play). Jared, I played against him (in college) and he killed us when he was at Auburn and I was at Alabama. I knew he could go.” – 11:39 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Pelicans in October: 1-6
Pelicans in November: 5-11
Pelicans in December: 7-5 – 11:36 PM
Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
From #Cavs PR: Ricky Rubio left tonight’s game v. NOP with a left knee injury. He’s currently being evaluated by #Cavs medical staff and an update is expected on Wednesday. – 11:24 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
Ricky Rubio left tonight’s game in the 4th quarter with a left knee injury. He’s currently being evaluated by the Cavs’ medical staff. #Cavs expect an update tomorrow. – 11:23 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
“I can’t say enough about Jax. Not being in the rotation but understanding to stay ready,” – Temple on Hayes performance tonight pic.twitter.com/NsU1EH84mF11:23 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
“The crowd was huge for us,” – Graham pic.twitter.com/749PVvSuoQ11:05 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Bookmark this to reply to Herb tweets 😁 pic.twitter.com/09O8DzhZ9O10:56 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Pels win, you win! 🏀
Enjoy $10 off your @MichelobULTRA order when you use code PELICANS10 on https://t.co/UTkDgElKsA pic.twitter.com/eAZWQAZET810:55 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
This was the final game of 2021 for the Pels. They don’t play again until New Year’s Day in Milwaukee.
Also – because of the new guidelines – there’s a good chance Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Naji Marshall and Jose Alvarado will be out of health and safety protocols for that game. – 10:54 PM
Rick Noland @RickNoland
Koby hit big on Mobley, Rubio, Markkanen so can’t get on him for Pangos miss. But that kid just taking up a roster spot – 10:50 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
🔥 Final Stats 🔥
@Herb Jones 26pts, 7reb, 3ast
@Devonte Graham 18pts, 5reb, 5ast
@Garrett Temple 17pts, 3reb, 3ast
@Jonas Valanciunas 15pts, 10reb, 2ast
#Pelicans | @FDSportsbook pic.twitter.com/Bxb9K5CKne10:47 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Green on how loud the crowd was tonight 🗣 pic.twitter.com/mfkmNrIbrZ10:44 PM

Jeff Stotts @InStreetClothes
Just saw the Rubio video. Hate that for him and fingers crossed it’s not as bad as it looked. – 10:44 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
“Garrett has been huge for us all season, on and off the floor, and tonight was another example of that,” – Green pic.twitter.com/kc3qbOCuLT10:43 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
OK, hear us out — Kevin Love should win MIP. 🙃
He is averaging 20/8 and 4 threes on 52/51/89% shooting in his last 6 games.
He has 5 20-point games this season. He had 2 all of last season.
He is shooting a career-high 42.6% from three. pic.twitter.com/y1ixM9One810:43 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Green on Herb’s performance tonight pic.twitter.com/PfKWi3LPQ310:40 PM

Rick Noland @RickNoland
And to think Rubio had 27, 13, 9 before injury smh – 10:40 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
“I am proud of that group,” – Willie Green on the Pelicans win 💪 pic.twitter.com/HMoVujrKCX10:39 PM

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs J.B. Bickerstaff said Ricky Rubio is still being evaluated for his injury in the fourth quarter. – 10:37 PM
Rick Noland @RickNoland
Cavs lost twice tonight. Losing Rubio would be big blow – 10:36 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
It’s gonna be really tough to leave 2 of these guys off the All-Rookie First Team:
Franz Wagner
Scottie Barnes
Josh Giddey
Herb Jones
Evan Mobley
Cade Cunningham
Chris Duarte – 10:36 PM
New Orleans Pelicans PR @PelicansPR
Postgame Interviews (12/28 vs CLE):
Willie Green
Devonté Graham
Herbert Jones
Garrett Temple – 10:35 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Semi-Pelicans vs. Semi-Cavs got wacky; huge comeback by New Orleans, some good stuff from rookie Herb Jones and former Griz legend Garrett Temple.
Rubio knee injury at end looked badbadbad, gotta hope he’s ok. – 10:32 PM
Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
For #Cavs: Rubio, 27pts, 10-25FG, 3-7 3ptFG, career-hi-tying 13reb, 9asst, 2stl, 2blk; Love, 24pts, 7-12 3ptFG, 4reb, 3asst; Mobley, 22pts, 9-12FG, 7reb; Markkanen, 14pts, 6-15FG, 5reb, 2stl; for NOP: Temple, all 17pts in 4Q, 6-6FG, 5-5 3ptFG. – 10:32 PM
Rick Noland @RickNoland
Hoping for best but fearing worst for Rubio – 10:32 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans ride career-best scoring night from rookie Herbert Jones (26 pts) and 4Q shooting barrage by vet Garrett Temple to 108-104 comeback win over Cavaliers. Cleveland held 23-point lead before New Orleans rallied back. @PanzuraStorage postgame wrap: https://t.co/a58pMFkbP5 pic.twitter.com/2uz0xvUvFe10:31 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Boucher says the Cleveland game gave some perspective on what it’s like to be a No.1 option. “It’s not easy.” Made sure he stuck to his strengths vs. Sixers. – 10:29 PM
Rick Noland @RickNoland
Writing a prep story. How bad Rubio injury look? – 10:28 PM
Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
Tough loss in New Orleans – #Cavs get off to hot start, go cold in 2Q – fall late, 108-104; Rubio (27pts, 13reb, 9asst) left game w/2:20, 4Q, left court not under his own power (updates to follow); CLE, led by 23 in 1H, 9-12 3ptFG in 1Q, 5-29 rest of the way; NOP wins 4Q, 32-21. pic.twitter.com/8MfYaToB0710:28 PM

Jonathan Wasserman @NBADraftWass
Herb Jones with 26 points tonight in a Pelicans’ win. Becoming one of the best value picks of 2021. – 10:27 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Herb Jones’ line is a thing of beauty.
26 points
7 rebounds
3 assists
3 blocks
2 threes
0 turnovers
10-18 FGs
2-4 3PT
4-4 FTs
Please start taking note of this rookie, NBA — he’s more than just a good defender. – 10:25 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Final: Pelicans 108, Cavs 104
Jones 26 pts (career-high)
Temple 17 pts
Graham 18 pts
Pels pull off maybe the most improbable win of the season with an extremely gutsy performance. No Zion, No BI, No NAW, No Hart and it didn’t matter. – 10:25 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
A fantastic night in New Orleans!⚜️
Pelicans win! 🙌
#WBD | @HancockWhitney pic.twitter.com/lhj5uGfgeR10:24 PM

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs fall 108-104 to the Pelicans. After scoring 39 pts in the first, Cavs were outscored in the next 3 quarters. Pelicans outscored Cavs 32-21 in the 4th.
Losing Rubio there in the end and not having a strong point guard in those last moments was tough. – 10:24 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Incredible 108-104 comeback victory by the Pelicans over the Cavaliers.
Sure, a lot of names were missing, but New Orleans was down by 23 points and were thoroughly outclassed in the 1st quarter.
Fantastic game and yet another gutsy clutch time win for Willie Green’s squad. – 10:24 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
What a comeback. What a win. #Pelicans have had some excellent victories lately, but this has to be right at the top given the circumstances of being shorthanded and trailing by a ton early, then beating Cavs 108-104 – 10:24 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
The Pelicans trailed by as many as 23 in the first quarter tonight and came back to win the game 108-104.
It’s tied for the second-largest comeback in team history. They trailed by 24 against Boston last year. – 10:23 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Final: Pelicans 108, Cavaliers 104
Herb Jones scores a career-high 26 points, and New Orleans comes back from 23 points down.
What a game. – 10:22 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Garrett Temple just grabbed Devonte Graham before that free throw and told him to make the first one and miss the second one. – 10:22 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Valanciunas hits the free throws after grabbing the Mobley miss and the Pelicans have a 106-101 lead with 4.8 seconds left.
That should do it. Cavaliers timeout. – 10:20 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Because of Rubio’s injury I have to watch Denzel Valentine make beyond questionable decisions in the clutch.😞 – 10:20 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Valanciunas makes both … 3-point lead for the Pelicans and all of SKC is chanting defense. – 10:18 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Valentine to Love ❤️💛 #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/FnI2okU4kt10:18 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Referees overturn the goaltending call. Jonas Valanciunas going to the free throw line with the Pelicans ahead 102-101 with 28.7 seconds remaining. – 10:18 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
Undermanned Pelicans gave their home crowd everything the Saints did not last night.
Really fun game in SKC. – 10:16 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Referees count Jonas Valanciunas’ bucket and Bickerstaff is I-R-A-T-E. Cavaliers are challenging the goaltending call. – 10:16 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Pelicans get a stop and Devonte’ Graham hits a 3 on the break.
Pelicans up 102-97 with 1:22 remaining, but now Okoro is going to the line. – 10:14 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Uh oh, Ricky Rubio went down with a left knee injury with minimal contact. Immediately signaled for help from the bench, and had to be helped off. That’s the knee he tore the ACL in back in 2012. – 10:13 PM
Chris Vernon @ChrisVernonShow
makes me sick to see Rubio hurt. And did not look good 😞. He’s been so good for Cavs – 10:12 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
What a crazy ass game.
Pels have basically dominated since the first quarter and Garrett Temple (!) is leading the charge from 3. – 10:12 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
F*** Ricky! 🙏 up for Rubio. – 10:12 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs Ricky Rubio is being helped off the floor by his teammates. He’s heading to the locker room. – 10:12 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Ricky Rubio just went down in a heap and immediately started to signal to the bench.
He’s been helped off the floor by teammates and he’s not putting ANY weight on it.
Rubio: 27 points, 13 rebounds, 9 assists. Incredible game. Horrible to see it end like that… – 10:11 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
HOT HAND IN THE DICE GAME 🎲
Temple gives the Pelicans the lead with his 5th three of the gmae!
📺: @BallySportsNO
📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/7s7yuJgXgS10:11 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Ricky Rubio just went down and he can’t put weight on his left knee. This would be a tremendous loss for Cleveland. He’s been unbelievable tonight.
He’s heading straight to the locker room. – 10:11 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Garrett Temple has caught fire and given the Pelicans a 99-97 lead with one of the weirdest finishing lineups you will ever see. – 10:10 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Garrett Temple is on 🔥
He is now 4-5 from three pic.twitter.com/knbhTMhHkC10:09 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Garrett Temple is unconscious — that’s five straight 3s here in the 4th quarter by the vet and the Pelicans have grabbed a 99-97 lead! – 10:09 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
And the Pelicans have their first lead of the game on another 3-pointer by Garrett Temple.
Pels lead 99-97. Just under 3 mins to go. – 10:09 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
OK ROOK!
Herb goes coast to coast to cut the Cavs lead to 2 points with 4:44 left in the game 🙌
📺: @BallySportsNO
📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/SXxGiaBWt910:06 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Pelicans charging. Hard. Temple’s made a couple of big jumpers, Herb Jones added another block and now he goes coast-to-coast for a lay-in following a rebound A LA Josh Hart.
Cavaliers lead is down to 95-93 and there’s 4:44 left, with a very alive SKC home crowd. – 10:04 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Herb Jones is incredible right now – 10:04 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
HOLD THAT TIGER!
Temple hits his 3rd three of the game to cut the lead to 4 pic.twitter.com/Unf8cZniZJ10:04 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Herb Jones is HOOPING – 10:03 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Herb Jones is having an out-of-body experience tonight – 10:03 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
G-Temp with the triple!
📺: @BallySportsNO
📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/5hY4r1Ywlj10:02 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Crowd enjoyed the impact made by Jared Harper, who has 7 pts in his 8 minutes – 10:01 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pelicans are switching 1-5 right now and it’s proving to hurt them when Markkanen or Wade get on a smaller guy.
They’ll switch 1-4 now with JV (and Herb) back in. Let’s see how much that helps. – 9:57 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
The @Minnesota Timberwolves are on a 11-3 run over the last 2:16 (11:14, 4th quarter to 8:58, 4th quarter) to cut the deficit to 78-73 with 8:58 left.
McDaniels is up to 16 points on 6-9 shooting, approaching his career-high of 20 points (at New Orleans on 3/11/21). – 9:56 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
I think I might be a Jared Harper fan – 9:54 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
12 minutes to go. #LetEmKnow9:52 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Satoransky blew a pretty easy lay-in off a good out-of-bounds play. Would have cut the deficit to just five. Instead the Cavaliers extend their lead to nine. – 9:51 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs were outscored again in the third quarter by the Pelicans, 28-25. The Cavs lead has shrunk to 7 points, as they lead 83-76 at the end of the third.
They shot 8-of-15 from the field and 2-of-7 from 3 in the third. – 9:51 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Gary Clark shot 37% from 3 on a high volume of attempts — 7.4 per game. He’s made four triples tonight. – 9:50 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
12 minutes to close the gap
#Pelicans pic.twitter.com/oQpS4Hig8m9:49 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 3rd: Cavs 83, Pelicans 76
Jones 24 pts (career-high)
Graham 13 pts
Clark 12 pts
Despite being extremely shorthanded, the Pels are showing some serious fight. – 9:49 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
This team plays so much harder than last year it’s like a different franchise.
Where would the Pelicans be if they’d hired Willie Green instead of Stan Van Gundy last year? – 9:49 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Jared Harper missed a lay-in but drills a 3-pointer on same possession, Gary Clark gets his fourth 3-pointer of the night to bounce in and Harper hits a running layup.
Fun finish to the 3rd quarter.
Pelicans well within striking range, trailing 83-76 with 12 minutes remaining. – 9:48 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Loving the Jared Harper mini takeover – 9:48 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Herb Jones up to 24 points.
Not only is that his new NBA high (previous: 19), but that’s also more than he had in any game in his four years at Alabama.
His career high with the Tide was 21 points. – 9:44 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
🚨 Triple-Double Watch 🚨
@Ricky Rubio adds an 8th assist to his 23 points & 9 rebounds! #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/QXIuzcgXGE9:43 PM

Kevin Pelton @kpelton
You can’t prove Herb Jones hasn’t been in the NBA for like a decade. He’s somehow already an old head. – 9:39 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Herb Jones won’t get any stat for it, but his “Straitjacket” defense on Ricky Rubio led directly to a Cavs 24-second violation. Crowd urging #Pelicans as they try to cut into deficit, but Cavs keep maintaining lead around 10-12 – 9:39 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Easy to overlook but Jones (career-high 21 pts) has also made a big improvement at the foul line while enrolling in the Vinson Shooting Academy. Jones was only a 60% career foul shooter at Alabama, but is 39/49 with #Pelicans, which is 80% – 9:32 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Nice to have ya back, Ice ❄️
@Isaac Okoro | #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/NbPdIFa5Yc9:31 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Gary Clark with his 3rd three of the game 🙌 pic.twitter.com/eok7urZOUc9:25 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Good to see Willie Green challenging the last call. Referees whistled a blocking foul on Herb Jones, but it was close. Thought he at least beat Isaac Okoro to the spot.
Either way, love seeing the vote of confidence by the head coach in his growing dynamic rookie. – 9:24 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Starting the second how @Ricky Rubio started the first!
📺 #CavsPelicans on @BallySportsCLE pic.twitter.com/GWxEWrpzUk9:23 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Herb Jones just did his best Josh Hart impression to tie his career-high with 19 points – 9:22 PM
Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
#Cavs jump out to 23-pt lead, cool off in 2Q – still up at H, 58-48; CLE, 9-12 3ptFG in 1Q, 0-10 in 2Q; CLE, just 1 T.O. in 1H; Rubio, team-hi 16pts, 7-15FG, 2-3 3ptFG, team-hi 7asst, team-hi 6reb; Mobley, 14pts, 6-8FG, 4reb; Love, 14pts, 4-6 3ptFG, 3reb. pic.twitter.com/8KxjTTMxon9:14 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
What was the @Socios top moment of the first half? 👀 – 9:11 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Two frames down, two to go!
@socios | #LetEmKnow9:09 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st half: Cavs 58, Pelicans 48
Jones 17 pts
Valanciunas 7 pts
Hayes 7 pts & 4 rebs
Pels held Cleveland to 19 points in the 2nd but the lack of scoring options on the other is making life really difficult for them. They need JV/Graham to come alive in the 2nd half. – 9:06 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
Herb Jones keeps has exceeded expectations for like 12 straight weeks.
Keeps getting better. Really strong start to the second-rounder’s career. – 9:06 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Heading to the locker room, end of the half
#Pelicans pic.twitter.com/Tebubwp6FG9:05 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Herb Jones likely headed for a new career high. He’s got 17 points at half, only 2 away. Just seems like he’s always playing mistake-free basketball. – 9:05 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Jonas Valančiūnas slam cuts the Cavs lead to 5 with 2:36 left in the 2nd quarter 👏
📺: @BallySportsNO
📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/QivFF5ovJa8:59 PM

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
After a really solid first quarter, #Cavs are struggling on the offensive end. They have just 12 points, shooting 5-of-18 from the field, and missed all nine 3-point attempts.
Pelicans have turned it on offensively, as they’ve scored 26 points. Cavs still hold their lead, 51-46 – 8:58 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Temple feeds a wide open Jones for the 3️⃣
📺: @BallySportsNO
📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/mcpbUK7vOr8:58 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
A Herb Jones 3 and then assist to Valanciunas for easy two cuts the Pelicans deficit to 51-46 with 2:36 left in 1st half
Herb’s up to 15 points on 6-9 shooting. #NBAAllStar8:57 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Herb Jones hits a 3 then throws a bullet to Jonas Valanciunas inside. Rookie up to 15 points. Pels have cut the lead to 5. – 8:57 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Jonas Valančiūnas 🙌
#NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/GytRG7hWtX8:54 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
These are definitely the most energetic minutes of the season for Jaxson Hayes. – 8:51 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
We’ve got Olympic Ricky Rubio out there 🔥
14 PTS
6 AST
5 REB
1 STL
#LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/HHAErLf8y88:50 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Jaxson Hayes and Jonas Valanciunas in the game together now. Jax with a couple of nice scores + good block, Gary Clark with a couple of made 3s and Sato knocked down a deep ball as well, but Pelicans trail Cavaliers 49-34 with 6:42 left in 1st half. – 8:45 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
We have our first Jaxson Hayes at the 4 minutes of the season. – 8:43 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
JAXSON!!!! 😤
📺: @BallySportsNO
📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/94Q7UJlXYe8:42 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Eurosteppin’ Jaxson gets the And-1 💪 pic.twitter.com/MsDOdBbOAx8:41 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
With Jonas Valanciunas returning to the lineup and Willy Hernangomez backing him up, it didn’t seem a lock that Jaxson Hayes would get minutes at center tonight, but he’s on the floor early 2Q and quickly converts three-point play and one-hand dunk – 8:40 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs have a 19-point lead over the Pelicans at the end of the first. They lead 39-20. Kevin Love leads the Cavs with 12 points, on 4-of-4 from 3. Ricky Rubio with 10 points, 3 assists and 3 rebounds. – 8:39 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Jaxson Hayes answering the question, “What would it look like if a person made of rubber Eurostepped?” – 8:39 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Trey 3️⃣
📺: @BallySportsNO
📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/Nm7DP0Xzns8:36 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Off to a good start in NOLA! #LetEmKnow8:36 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st: Cavs 39, Pelicans 20
Jones 10 pts & 2 blks
Graham 5 pts
Murphy 3 pts
3-pointers
NOLA: 1-6
CLE: 9-12 – 8:35 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Pelicans trailing the Cavaliers 39-20 after 1 and it’d be a lot worse if not for the 35th pick from the 2021 NBA Draft.
Herb Jones: 10 points, 2 rebounds, 2 blocks
Devonte Graham: 5 points
Trey Murphy: 3 points
Jonas Valanciunas: 2 points – 8:35 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Trey Murphy III just knocked down his first 3-point attempt on the night, putting a 1 for his last 19 attempts from deep to bed.
Ready to see another 5+ go down over final 3 quarters. – 8:35 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs Evan Mobley does not seem to have missed a beat. He has nine points and three rebounds after that jumpshot. – 8:35 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Evan Mobley is so good – 8:34 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
#Cavs kept telling anyone who was willing to listen (few were) that a healthy, happy and engaged Kevin Love could be an asset for them in the right role and there was no benefit to buying him out or salary dumping. You have seen this season why they believed that. – 8:33 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Cavs are already 9/11 from three-point range with a minute left in 1Q. #Pelicans have had four GAMES this season where they’ve allowed eight or fewer three-pointers – 8:32 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Welcome back, #EvanMobley!
#NBAAllStar | #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/TzTwgA2RIN8:31 PM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
I’m spending my entire morning tomorrow on Evan Mobley film. So freaking good. – 8:30 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Minutes played: 3
3’s taken: 3
3’s made: 3
Let it fly, @Kevin Love! 👌 pic.twitter.com/pW0x2rDvth8:29 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
After three straight 3-pointers by Kevin Love, Pelicans trailing the Cavaliers 27-8, with 3:46 left in this first quarter.
Been a painful watch, to say the least. – 8:26 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Despite being without building blocks Garland and Allen, the Cavs team that has been pounding teams regularly has shown up in 1Q, off to a huge start. Cle 27-8 after 8 mins. Statistically, Cleveland is 4th-best team in #NBA based on net rating – 8:26 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Herb Jones has a block in 13 straight games. That’s tied with Anthony Davis for the most consecutive games with a block by a Pelicans’ rookie. – 8:23 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Herb Jones has a block in 13 straight games. – 8:23 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
Hello #Cavs Ricky Rubio. He has an early 10 points here in the first quarter. He’s 4-of-6 from the field. He also has 3 rebounds and 2 assists. – 8:22 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Devonte Graham just came back from the locker room and he’s checking into the game. – 8:21 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Devonte Graham has returned to the Pelicans bench and appeared to be moving well. – 8:21 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
9-0 start for the #Cavs! 👏 – 8:18 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
We’re 3:33 into the first quarter and many of the SKC faithful are still standing.
Pelicans have yet to score, trailing the Cavaliers 9-0. – 8:18 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Ricky Rubio gets things started on defense AND offense!
📺 #CavsPelicans on @BallySportsCLE pic.twitter.com/xpQZOrwP7l8:15 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Devonte Graham knocked knees with Isaac Okoro and went down quick.
He’s trying to walk it off and he takes a seat on the bench.
Tomas Satoransky is checking in for him. – 8:14 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Have already seen several fans in Auburn gear, here to watch Isaac Okoro and potentially Jared Harper making his #Pelicans home debut. Harper played three minutes Sunday at Oklahoma City – 8:02 PM
Mike Ganter @Mike_Ganter
DJ Wilson looked rather solid in that blow out loss against Cleveland but he’s no where to be found tonight. Wasn’t in warmups and is not on the bench. – 8:01 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Trey Murphy has missed 18 of his last 19 3-point attempts.
If the rookie is ever gonna break out of his slump, the Pels desperately need it to be tonight. – 7:48 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Can you guess whose kicks these are? 👀
#Pelicans | @spacerunnersnft – 7:44 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Cavs and Pelicans going for the record of most inactive players in one game pic.twitter.com/AcxVBSjhyo7:41 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
On the call tonight for @BallySportsNO:
@SrDavidWesley4, @adaniels33 and @JenHale504 📺 pic.twitter.com/zNJB3CJeLb7:39 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Evan Mobley is starting for Cleveland tonight.
Cavs going Rubio, Okoro, Dean Wade, Markkanen and Mobley. – 7:39 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs Evan Mobley and Isaac Okoro are back in the starting lineup.
Starting five: Ricky Rubio, Isaac Okoro, Dean Wade, Lauri Markkanen and Evan Mobley – 7:37 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Tonight’s Starters:
Devonte’ Graham
Garrett Temple
Herbert Jones
Gary Clark
Jonas Valančiūnas
#Pelicans | @Verizon pic.twitter.com/2k7cWz4eh77:33 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Tonight’s First Five! #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/QEOhmBd5GC7:33 PM

Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
#Cavs starters v. NOP…
Rubio
Okoro
Wade
Markkanen
Mobley – 7:33 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Pelicans starters tonight:
Devonte’ Graham
Garrett Temple
Gary Clark
Herb Jones
Jonas Valanciunas – 7:33 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Pelicans starters:
Devonte’ Graham
Garrett Temple
Herb Jones
Gary Clark
Jonas Valanciunas – 7:31 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans are starting Garrett Temple and Gary Clark vs. Cavaliers. They will join Graham, Jones and Valanciunas – 7:31 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
OFFICIAL: He’s back 👀
DETAILS: https://t.co/rshv3cni0z
#NBAAllStar | #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/43MDNLEHHG7:30 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Play Courtside Challenge on the Pelicans App tonight for a chance to win a $200 gift card to our Team Shop 🏀courtesy of @SeatGeek 🎟
📲 https://t.co/o9NQ2Qn2gW pic.twitter.com/sPJZLu6bf97:00 PM

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs J.B. Bickerstaff said Evan Mobley got to New Orleans around 12 p.m. today. They will wait and see how he does pregame.
“Yeah, we’ll wait and see. But he is going to go out, get on the court. We’ll see how he’s feeling, and if he’s feeling up to it, he’ll give it a go.” – 6:49 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs J.B. Bickerstaff said Isaac Okoro is available tonight. – 6:48 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Back in the SKC 💪
#UltraDrip | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/IX6a8YcnIm6:46 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Available Pelicans tonight:
Jonas Valanciunas*
Willy Hernangomez
Jaxson Hayes
Herbert Jones
Trey Murphy
Garrett Temple
Tomas Satoransky
Devonte Graham
Gary Clark
Jared Harper
Justin James**
*pending how he feels in warmups
**10-day hardship contract – 6:37 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Cavs coach J.B. Bickerstaff says Evan Mobley will warm up and play “if he’s up to it.” – 6:35 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Cleveland’s J.B. Bickerstaff says Evan Mobley’s status for tonight’s game at #Pelicans is still to be determined, after Mobley joined the Cavs here at noon today. He will get on the court for a pregame workout. Meanwhile, Isaac Okoro is available to play – 6:35 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Cavs coach J.B. Bickerstaff says Isaac Okoro will play tonight while Evan Mobley will workout pregame and try to play if he feels good.
Bickerstaff says Mobley got to New Orleans around noon today. – 6:34 PM
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New Orleans Pelicans PR @PelicansPR
Josh Hart (Left Ankle Sprain) and Brandon Ingram (Left Achilles Soreness) are OUT tonight. – 6:25 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Brandon Ingram (Left Achilles Soreness) is OUT for tonight but Coach Green says it “Looks promising that he could be back soon” pic.twitter.com/SEoEDP2FJG6:22 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pelicans injury update from Willie Green:
– Jonas Valanciunas (non-COVID illness) will warm up before deciding to give it a go.
– Josh Hart (ankle sprain) is out.
– Brandon Ingram (left Achilles soreness) is out but “it looks promising that he can be back soon.” – 6:20 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Josh Hart and Brandon Ingram will be out tonight, per Willie Green – 6:19 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Josh Hart and Brandon Ingram are OUT for tonight’s matchup between the Pelicans and Cavaliers. – 6:19 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Josh Hart and Brandon Ingram are out tonight. – 6:19 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Jonas Valanciunas will warm up and see how he feels in terms of being able to play vs. Cavs, according to Willie Green – 6:17 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Will Bally Sports work on the first try when it’s time for the Pelicans game? – 5:19 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Pelicans sign @SMUBasketball ex Feron Hunt to a CoVid 10 day contract – 5:06 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
The Cavaliers are officially listing Evan Mobley as questionable for tonight’s game against the Pels.
Mobley cleared health and safety protocols today but team listing him and Isaac Okoro as questionable – return to competition reconditioning. pic.twitter.com/HcI5T5Rvu34:37 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Let’s start a new streak!
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New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Catchin’ up with Jared Harper after practice 🎙
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Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
in today’s episode with @RohanNadkarni, we redrafted the 2019 nba lottery!
is ja vs. zion still a debate?
how far did rj barrett fall?
why wasn’t grant williams no. 1?
all that and more right here! link.chtbl.com/open-floor?sid…3:28 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Herb Jones talks with the media after today’s practice about what he has been working on this season 🏀
#WBD | @Verizon pic.twitter.com/F0GP2DmV613:20 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Locked on Pelicans is live!
🏀 Should Cam Reddish be a trade target for the Pels?
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🏀 Will COVID impact the NBA trade deadline?
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Watch on YouTube!
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Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
The Cleveland Cavaliers plan to sign guard Malik Newman to a 10-day hardship deal, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Newman has been playing for Cavaliers‘ G League affiliate. – 3:02 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
118 points set the highest three-quarter mark in franchise history.
@KeyBank | #LetEmKnow2:30 PM
Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade @PDcavsinsider
The Cavs will be without their starting point guard for at least the next few games as Darius Garland was placed in the NBA’s health and safety protocols on Tuesday, meaning he will not play in tonight’s game vs. the New Orleans Pelicans. trib.al/nGmem2Q2:29 PM

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