Cleveland Cavaliers Resting Big Three For Saturday’s Game Against Clippers
by 18 March 2017, 7:57 PM
LeBron, Kyrie and Kevin Love are all sitting vs Clippers tonight, might be available tomorrow vs Lakers— Josh Martin (@JoshMartinNBA) March 18, 2017
Cavs.com beat writer Joe Gabriele announced the starting lineups around 4:00 pm.
Big Three to get the night off vs LAC. Deron Williams, JR Smith, Iman Shumpert, Channing Frye and Tristan Thompson will get the start.— Joe Gabriele (@CavsJoeG) March 18, 2017
This will be the Cavaliers second meeting against the Clippers after losing to them 113-94 on December 1st.
This announcement comes a week after the NBA received serious backlash for the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs decisions to rest their star players. ABC, the host of tonight’s game, will most likely not be pleased with the Cavaliers’ actions.
The Cavaliers are currently sitting in first place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 45-22 while the Clippers are tied for fifth place in the Western Conference with a record of 40-29.