In just a few short hours on Thursday, the Cavaliers traded away six rotation players and a draft pick. They cut bait early on the Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder experiments, who were the player pieces in the Kyrie Irving trade that many analysts thought the Cavs won or at least fared well in. That trade is looking worse by the day, and now, while they deal with the chemistry issues and growing pains of a brand new roster in mid-February, they’ll have to find a way to stop … Kyrie Irving and his new team. The NBA is a beautiful sport, and its timing remains perfect.

On that note, here are five many things bettors should know for today’s matchup.

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