LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers take their show on the road to the Chesapeake Energy Arena to square off against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Feb. 21 at 3.30 p.m. EST. Can they win their 40th game of the season, or will Russell Westbrook spoil their party? Click here to see the live stream!
The Cleveland Cavaliers are on a roll! Having won their last 4 games straight, LeBron James, 31, and his teammates travel to the Chesapeake Energy Arena full of confidence as they face off against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Will the Thunder be able to handle the L-Train, or can Russell Westbrook upstage the maestro? Click down for the live stream to find out!
The Cavs eased past the Chicago Bulls 106-95 in their last outing on Feb. 18, with LeBron in inspirational form. The big man scored a massive 25 points, rebounded 9 times and recorded 9 assists in one of his standout games of the season in his first game back since his star turn during All-Star Weekend.
Meanwhile, Oklahoma City Thunder have had their own problems to deal with of late, and they’ve mostly been off the court. The team that sits in third spot in the Western Conference with an impressive 40-14 record had a bereavement in their family in the shape of assistant coach Monty Williams‘ wife.
Ingrid Williams passed away on Feb. 10 after being hurt in a car accident a day earlier and the Feb. 18 funeral was attended by a host of star names from the NBA, including LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers. “This is hard for my family, but this will work out,” Monty said during his eulogy. And my wife would punch me if I were to sit up here and whine about what is going on. That doesn’t take away the pain, but it will work out because God causes all things to work out. You just can’t quit; you can’t give in.”
Oklahoma City Thunder’s players will want to deliver a good performance for their assistant coach, which would be a fitting tribute to his late wife. They will be buoyed by the fact Russell is scoring points for fun this season, averaging 24.1 points per game. He will be joined by the ever mercurial Kevin Durant who has scored 27.7 points per game this season.
With Russell and Kevin firing on all cylinders at the moment, this will be a tough task for the Cavs to continue their run against a very good Oklahoma side with NBA Finals aspirations.
HollywoodLifers, do you think the Cavs will win this one? Or will the Oklahoma City Thunder register a win in tribute for coach Williams’ late wife. Sound off your predictions below!