Cavaliers (21-41) vs. Spurs (46-16) notes
— Time: 6 p.m.
— TV: FSSW
— Radio: 1200 WOAI, 1350 KCOR
— Spurs injury report: None.
— Cavaliers injury report: Semih Erden (right ankle sprain), Daniel Gibson (torn tendon, left foot/ankle), and Anderson Varejao (right wrist fracture) are out. Alonzo Gee (left ankle sprain) is questionable.
— The Spurs are on a league high six-game winning streak. They have won by an average of 18.7 points in this span.
— Best offensive lineup: The Irving-Parker-Gee-Jamison-Thompson lineup (222.5 minutes) scores 108.7 points per 100 possessions.
— Best defensive lineup: The Sessions-Gibson-Gee-Thompson-Samuels (108.3 minutes) allowed 95.1 points per 100 possessions.
— Best overall lineup: The Irving-Parker-Gee-Jamison-Hollins lineup (108.3 minutes) outscores their opponents by 2.3 points per 100 possessions. This is the only Cavs lineup (minimum of 100 minutes) with a positive net rating.
— In the Spurs’ 35 point victory over the Cavaliers on Apr. 3, the Spurs dished out a season high 31 assists. They assisted on 64.6 percent of their baskets.
— The Spurs converted on 59.3 percent of their shots as well, marking their fifth highest total of the year.
— Their effective field goal percentage (adjusted for extra value of 3-pointers) was 66 percent. The Cavs’, conversely, was 47 percent.
— The Spurs grabbed 63 percent of their total rebounds compared to 37 percent for Cleveland.
— San Antonio dominated in the paint, scoring 28 points more than Cleveland. They were highly efficient in doing so, converting 86 percent of their shots in the paint on 28 attempts.
— As usual, the Spurs took a lot of attempts from the corner and had a lot of success. They shot 6-for-11 (54.5 percent) on corner 3-pointers.
— The Cavs are 4-10 without Irving. They are 17-31 with him in the lineup.
— In Irving’s second game back (shoulder) against the Knicks, he scored 21 points on 6-of-15 shooting. Cleveland is 11-14 when Irving scores 20 or more points.
— Irving is in the top 10 among point guards who have played 40-plus game and logged 25-plus minutes per game in the following categories, according to HoopData: PER, TS%, ORR, DRR, TRR.
— Cleveland is in the top 10 in free throw rate (6th) and offensive rebound rate (7th).
— They are, however, 29th in eFG%. The only team they best in this category is, you guessed it, the Bobcats.
— The Spurs are 4-0 against the Cavs since LeBron James has taken his talents to South Beach.