The Cavaliers (45-30) received good news on Friday when a report said that Tyronn Lue was due to return to the pelicans for Friday's game, but as an observer. (43-32) New Orleans has lost two in the last race when he played some of the best teams in the NBA. This game against the Cavs has not made their schedule easier.
The Pelicans are only half a game behind San Antonio and Oklahoma City for fourth place in the Western Conference. A win would put them right back into the mix for home advantage for the first round.
How to Watch Pelicans Against Cavaliers
- Date: Friday, March 30
- Time: 8 pm ET
- Where: Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio [1
- Streaming: watchESPN
- Episodes: GameTracker
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Analysis: The Cavs were able to breathe fresh air on Friday with the return of Tyronn Lue. He is expected to serve as an observer only after his return, but it must be nice to see his head coach back in the building after missing the last six games for health problems. He could contribute to the litter that Cleveland has been making lately as he tries to win the 3-seed.
Meanwhile, the Pelicans are in an intense playoff race. Every win and loss counts, and New Orleans knows that. The pelicans were worn by Anthony Davis to this point and must play well the rest of the season if they want favorable seeding in the playoffs.
This game could really go either way. Cleveland is probably the easy favorite, thanks to the LeBron factor, but Davis has gone crazy lately and the pelicans play a good ball. It's hard to tell who has the advantage.