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Game #1 - Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers Game Night Thread

2009/2010 NBA Regular Season
0-1 0-0
October 27th, 2010
Quicken Loans Arena
7:00PM et
Radio - WTAM 1100 / TV - FSOhio HD
Probable starters:
Rajon Rondo PG Mo Williams(Questionable)
Ray Allen SG Anthony Parker
Paul Pierce SF Jamario Moon
Kevin Garnett PF J.J. Hickson
Shaquille O`Neal C Antawn Jamison

The 2010 season is finally here and not a moment too soon! The Celtics are the opening opponent for the Cavaliers for the 3rd straight season - the Cavs have lost the first two - and had to travel late last night in order to get here after beating the Miami Heat 88-80 in Boston last night.

While little is expected of the new-look Cavaliers, I, for one, am excited to watch the team play, and I hope you are too!

3-in the Key

1. New faces to the Cavaliers roster for the 2010-11 season include Christian Eyenga, Joey Graham, Manny Harris, Ryan Hollins, Samardo Samuels and Ramon Sessions. Sessions and Hollins were acquired from Minnesota and Sessions, who was a teammate of Mo Williams when he was in Milwaukee, averaged 8.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 21.1 minutes per game. Hollins averaged 6.1 points on .558 shooting and 2.8 rebounds in 16.8 minutes. Graham played with Denver last season and averaged 4.2 points on .520 shooting and 2.0 rebounds in 12.1 minutes. Eyenga was selected by the Cavs as the 30th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft and averaged 11.4 points on .435 shooting and 4.2 rebounds during the 2010 NBA Summer League. Harris (Michigan) and Samuels (Louisville) are both rookie free agents that joined the Cavaliers during the offseason. In six preseason games, Harris averaged 8.5 points on 15-30 (.500) shooting and 3.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists.

2. In being named as the Cavaliers 18th head coach, Byron Scott, who has 352 coaching victories in nine-plus seasons, became the most experienced and successful coach that Cleveland has hired since Lenny Wilkens (553 wins) in 1986. Former Cavaliers Head Coach Mike Fratello had 324 wins when he took over in 1994.

3. The Cavaliers finished the 2010 NBA preseason at 6-2 (.750), including 4-2 (.667) at home (1-2 at Quicken Loans Arena and a perfect 3-0 in neutral site home games). Cleveland finished the preseason with an 83-77 victory over Milwaukee in Columbus, OH. Trailing 64-68 at the 7:00 mark of the fourth quarter, the Cavs went on a 13-2 run to go up 77-70 with 2:43 remaining in the game.