With about half the NBA season completed, there is a game between two elite opponents. These teams are the Cleveland Cavaliers and the San Antonio Spurs. The Cavaliers entered the season with the greatest chance to dethrone the Golden State Warriors as the franchise hopes to win its second championship in three seasons. However, the Cavaliers have underachieved this season and are currently third in the Eastern Conference standings. Their opponents in this contest, the San Antonio Spurs, have been overachieving so far this season and are currently third in the Western Conference standings despite the absence of their best player for the majority of the season. Since it is likely that these teams will be in the playoffs, expect this game to be extremely competitive.
Cleveland’s success is due to its best player LeBron James. This season, James is averaging 26.8 points per game on an absurd shooting percentage of 55.3% from the floor. However, James has contributed in a variety of ways besides scoring. James is also averaging about eight rebounds along with over eight assists per game. Although he is in his 15th NBA season, James has showed no signs of slowing down. James is a contender to win the MVP award this season and now has a chance to cement his case in a nationally televised game. Expect James to have a huge game if the Cavaliers plan on winning this contest.
San Antonio’s success is due to its elite defense and bench production. The Spurs, led by star forward Kawhi Leonard, were expected to compete for an NBA championship this season. However, Leonard has only played in nine out of the team’s 48 games this season and the team is still 30-18. One major reason for the team’s ability to win without its best player is its defense. This season, the Spurs have allowed the fewest points per game in the NBA and have used their stifling defense to win a ton of low scoring contests. The Spurs also have the sixth-highest scoring bench in the NBA and use its tremendous depth to tire out their opponents. If the Spurs plan on winning this contest, expect its bench to play extremely well.
As for my prediction, I have to side with the Spurs. Since Cleveland is in the midst of a slump, I expect the Cavaliers to continue to struggle against this elite foe. The Spurs have won 19 of their 22 home games this season and I expect them to play extremely well once again at home on Tuesday.
Cavaliers vs. Spurs: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Event: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. San Antonio Spurs
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Start Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
How to Watch Cavaliers vs. Spurs On Your Tablet Or Mobile Device
You can live stream the game on the Watch TNT app.
You can download the Watch TNT app on Google Play, Amazon, iTunes, and the Windows Store. The Fox Sports Go app is also available on the following devices: Apple TV, Roku, Android TV and Fire TV.
How To Live Stream Cavaliers vs. Spurs Online Without Cable Subscription
You can also live stream the game through Sling TV free trial. Just click on the Sling website and click “Watch Now 7 Days Free” for the free trial. Choose the Sling Orange package, which costs $20 per month and comes with TNT, along with many other sports channels.