Cavaliers Vs. Hornets NBA Preview: Cleveland Going For Rare Third-Straight Win

Feb 121, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson (13) drives between Detroit Pistons point guard Rodney Stuckey (left) and center Jason Maxiell (54) in the fourth quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have won two-straight games, just the second time they've done so this season. The first time was back near the beginning of the season, when they beat the Nets and the Bobcats to start the month of January, and they failed to secure a third-straight, losing to the Raptors on Jan. 4. Since then, they've alternated wins and losses, with four straight outings as the loser near the end of January.

Still, they've got a solid chance to make it three-straight, after besting both the Kings and the Pistons by one point apiece on Sunday and Tuesday. Next, they've got the 7-25 New Orleans Hornets to contend with on Wednesday. Cleveland hasn't won three-straight games since November 2010. Though they're sitting at just 13-17 on the season, the Cavaliers are 8-8 at home and should be favored to win this one.

There's a little bit more to it, though, as the Cavs have lost their last tow meetings to the Hornets. New Orleans actually was riding hot for a little while there, having followed up an eight-game losing streak with three-straight wins over the Jazz, Bucks and Knicks. But their last two outings have been losses, to the Thunder and the Pacers on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

This will be New Orleans' third game is three days before they get five days off. The game is set for 7:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

For more on the Cleveland Cavaliers, go to Fear The Sword. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NBA hub at SBNation.com/NBA.

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