Game #75 - Milwaukee Bucks at Cleveland Cavaliers Game Night Open Thread

2009/2010 NBA Regular Season
VS
41-32 58-16
March 31, 2010
Quicken Loans Arena
7:00PM et
Radio - WTAM 1100 / FSOhio
Probable starters:
Brandon Jennings PG Mo Williams
Charlie Bell SG Anthony Parker
John Salmons SF LeBron James
Luc Mbah a Moute PF Antawn Jamison
Andrew Bogut C J.J. Hickson

Tonight's game should be a lot of fun.  The Bucks come to Cleveland, having been one of the few teams to beat Cleveland in 2010.  Of course, that game was played without LeBron James, but the Bucks didn't seem to mind, with rookie Brandon Jennings dropping a 3 in the 4th quarter followed by a goosie of his own.

The Bucks will get no such fortune tonight, with LeBron, Antawn Jamison and the rest of the Cavaliers ready to show Milwaukee just how good the best in the NBA is.  

The Bucks have been impressive, especially since the trade deadline when they acquired John Salmons from the Bulls.  They have won 7 of 10, and are 1.5 games ahead of Miami for the 5th seed in the East.

Cleveland is even hotter, having won 9 of 10, and have a 6 game lead over the Orlando Magic with 8 games to go.  Cleveland will be without Anderson Varejao, however, as he misses his second game with a sore hamstring.

3-in the Key

1. At 58-16 (.784), Cleveland owns the NBA's best record, including both the best home (32-4) and road records (26-12), and leads the league with highest point differential at +7.3. The team has won 15 of their last 17 games and are 32-8 (.800) in 2010, which is the best mark in that span. With Sunday's win over Sacramento, the team secured the second-most wins in franchise history with 58, trailing only the 66 wins from last season. After going a league-best 66-16 (.805) last season, the Cavaliers could 1.) become the first team since the Chicago Bulls in 1995-96 (72-10) and 1996-97 (69-13) and only the fifth team in the last 19 seasons to have sole possession of the best record in the regular season in consecutive years. The team can also potentially make more NBA history by 2.) holding the best home and road record in a season, 3.) winning 65 games in consecutive seasons and 4.) holding the best home record in consecutive seasons.

2. With five of the team's remaining eight games at The Q, the Cavaliers own the NBA's best home record at 32-4 (.889). The Cavs have won eight straight and 30 of their last 32 home games and during that span are averaging 104.9 points on .508 shooting while holding their opponents to just 94.4 points on .437 shooting. Since the start of the 2008-09 season, the Cavaliers are 71-6 (.922) at home, which is also an NBA-best. Since the 2005-06 season, the Cavs are an NBA-best 57-19 (.750) overall during the month of March and 28-3 (.903) in March since 2008-09. At home during that span in March, the Cavs are 37-4 (.902) and have won 18 straight at The Q. (

3. When Cleveland faces Milwaukee at The Q, the team has won 12 of the last 13 home games against the Bucks and will be trying to extend their home winning streak to five straight.

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