Cavaliers Will 'Definitely' Make A Move

Pacers Rally Past Road Weary Cavs in Indy   
   Cavaliers Blow Big Early Lead Return Home After Rough Roadie            Ron Hoskins  NBAE via Getty Images

Pacers Rally Past Road Weary Cavs in Indy Cavaliers Blow Big Early Lead Return Home After Rough Roadie Ron Hoskins NBAE via Getty Images

Both teams have had an iron grip on their respective conferences since 2015, both in the regular season and playoffs, proven by both team's records in last season's playoffs - the Warriors going 16-1 and the Cavs going 12-1 before meeting Golden State in the Finals. However, several league sources told ESPN that the Cavs prefer to hold onto the pick as a potential franchise-resetting asset should LeBron James leave as a free agent in July. With the roster almost healthy, the Cavs dropped three straight games.

The tricky thing for Cleveland will be finding the right match on the trade market that will make the most sense for them moving forward. "I guarantee there was a moment like this (for the Cavaliers), at least once, sometimes more, in each of the last three seasons". The latest frustration occurred when Orlando was outscored 15-8 and went 2 of 12 in the final 5:49. Perhaps a young guy like Cedi Osman could be of interest to the Jazz, but a trade involving him isn't moving the needle much for either team. As a member of the Celtics, he's beaten the Warriors in two straight on their home floor, including a thrilling win two years ago that snapped their 54-game home win streak at Oracle Arena.

Stephen Curry returned from a two-game absence to score 24 points, Klay Thompson had 26 and the Golden State Warriors blew almost all of a 27-point lead before beating the Toronto Raptors 127-125 on Saturday night.

Cleveland may benefit the most from acquiring an elite defender.

Cleveland was home after going 1-4 on a road trip that included blowout losses in Minnesota and Toronto. Jeff Teague added 22 points and Karl Anthony-Towns posted a ninth straight double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds.

Cleveland has lost four games in a row and eight of the ten they have played since losing to the Warriors on Christmas Day, but Durant expects they will get better. It was such a rare occurrence that some Warriors players called it a "unicorn sighting".

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden, Boston, January 3. The Warriors (36-9) continue to lead the Western Conference.

It could have been worse, but Curry missed a long 3-pointer and Cleveland scored the final four points of the quarter to make it a two-point game.

He and LeBron will square off regularly on Monday night, but Jae Crowder and Jeff Green will also take a shot at slowing Durant down.

"I think the three at the end", KD said.

"I haven't played him much lately, and that's a tough spot to be in as a rookie", Kerr said.

Orlando (12-31) is on its third skid of at least seven games and is 4-27 in its last 31 games since November 10. The Cavs look more like the squad that stumbled to a 5-7 record to begin the year rather than the group the coasted through parts of November and December. The Warriors are 6-2 against Cleveland with Durant on the roster. They can also move their own draft pick, but that won't gain the same return.

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