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Pre-Season Game #2 - Cleveland Cavaliers at Charlotte Bobcats Game Night Open Thread

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2009/2010 NBA Preseason
VS
0-1 1-0
October 10th, 2009
North Charleston Colosseum - Charleston, SC
7:30 PM
Radio - WTAM 1100AM
Probable starters:
Raymond Felton PG Mo Williams
Raja Bell SG Anthony Parker
Gerald Wallace SF LeBron James
Vladimir Radmanovic PF Anderson Varejao
Nazr Mohammad C Shaquille O'Neal

TONIGHT’S QUICK FACTS


  • The Cavaliers are off to a 1-0 start in the preseason with a 92-87 victory over the Bobcats on Tuesday. The Cavaliers never trailed throughout the game, but with a slim lead of 69-67 with 9:07 remaining in the fourth quarter, the Cavs used a 10-2 run to go up 79-69.

  • The Cavaliers will play the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday in South Carolina to finish out a home-and-home series. It will be their first of two as they play Dallas in another home-and-home series in Texas on Saturday, Oct. 17 and in Pittsburgh for a home game on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Cleveland went 3-0 against the Bobcats last season, winning by an average of 22.3 points (100.3-78.0) and outrebounding them 42.0 – 33.7 in the series.
  • The team has posted a winning preseason in three of the past six seasons. Last year the team went 3-5, but won three of their last four preseason games heading into the season.
  • Dating back to last preseason, the Cavaliers have won three consecutive home games (two at Quicken Loans Arena and one at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH). During the 2008-09 season, Cleveland went 45-3 (.938) at home including the regular season and playoffs.
  • Newly acquired Shaquille O’Neal scored the first point of the game versus Charlotte, connecting on a free throw at the 11:43 mark. O’Neal finished with six points, three rebounds and one block in 16 minutes. LeBron James scored the next seven, connecting on all three of his field goal attempts. O’Neal and James combined for 11 of the team’s first 13 points. James’ scored 15 points in 15 minutes on 5-7 (.714) shooting and added two steals.
  • J.J. Hickson scored seven points in the first quarter against the Bobcats and finished the game tied for the game high in scoring with 15 points on 6-9 (.667) shooting in just 16 minutes. He added five rebounds and one block. Seven Cavs players had at least one block and the team had eight total blocks to four for Charlotte.
  • The team also held the Bobcats to .429 percent shooting while forcing 22 turnovers for 23 points. Offensively, the Cavaliers were on target from the free throw line, shooting 33-41, .805 percent. They also scored 18 fast break points and held the Bobcats to just eight.

CAVALIERS INJURY REPORT
PLAYER REASON
Jemario Moon NWT - Wisdom Teeth
Delonte West NWT - Personal Reasons