Cleveland performs Denver on 5-game highway skid


Cleveland Cavaliers (10-15, 10th in the Eastern Conference) v Denver Nuggets (12-11, 8th in the Western Conference)

Denver; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland will try to break its road slide in five games when the Cavaliers face Denver.

The Nuggets lost 5-6 in home games. Denver ranks third in the Western Conference, shooting 38.2% from downtown, led by JaMychal Green, who shoots 46.3% from the 3-point range.

The Cavaliers are 3-8 in street games. Cleveland is decided 4-11 in games with at least 10 points.

The matchup Wednesday is the first meeting of this season for the two teams.

TOP PERFORMER: Nikola Jokic leads the nuggets with 8.5 assists and scores 27.5 points per game. Jamal Murray averaged 14.6 points and 3.9 rebounds in his last 10 games for Denver while shooting 38.0%.

Collin Sexton leads the Cavaliers with an average of 23.6 points and collects 2.4 rebounds. Andre Drummond has averaged 11.4 rebounds and 16.2 points per game in his last 10 games for Cleveland.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Nuggets: 6-4, averaging 115.1 points, 46.7 rebounds, 26.1 assists, 8.3 steals, and 3.7 blocks per game while 46.8% are shot off the field. Your opponents averaged 112.8 points at 47.1% shooting.

Cavaliers: 2-8, averaging 103.4 points, 41.7 rebounds, 21.6 assists, 7.1 steals, and 5.9 blocks per game, while 45.1% is shot from the field. Your opponents averaged 115.9 points at 49.6% shooting.

INJURIES: Nuggets: Greg Whittington: out (knee), PJ Dozier: out (thigh), Gary Harris: out (left adductor).

Cavaliers: Larry Nance Jr .: out (finger), Matthew Dellavedova: out (concussion), Kevin Love: out (calf).