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Game #9 - Indiana Pacers at Cleveland Cavaliers Game Night Open Thread

2010/2011 NBA Regular Season
2-5 4-3
November 13th, 2010
Quicken Loans Arena
7:30 PM
Radio - WTAM 1100 / TV - FSOhio HD
Probable starters:
Darren Collison PG Mo Williams(Q)
Mike Dunleavy SG Anthony Parker
Danny Granger SF Jamario Moon
Josh McRoberts PF J.J. Hickson
Roy Hibbert C Anderson Varejao(Q)

The Cleveland Cavaliers will try to continue their recent dominance of the Central Division-rival Indiana Pacers when the two teams collide tonight at Quicken Loans Arena.

Cleveland took three of four meetings a year ago and has won 16 of the last 19 meetings between the teams. The Pacers have lost 11 of 13 games at the Q.

3-in the Key

1. Cleveland has four players averaging double-figures on the season and seven averaging at least 9.4 points, led by J.J. Hickson at 16.5 points on .521 shooting from the field and 6.1 rebounds. His scoring average is up almost double from his average last season (8.5). Versus New Jersey, he led four Cavs in double figures with 15 points and added six rebounds.
2. On Wednesday, the Cavs' bench outscored the Nets' reserves 44-21 and have outscored all eight of their opponents this season 342 (42.8 ppg) to 213 (26.6 ppg). Cleveland's bench has the longest active streak of outscoring its opponents at 12 games, dating back to last season. The 42.8 points ranks second in the NBA to only Philadelphia at 44.0. (STATS, Inc.)

3. Ramon Sessions and Antawn Jamison led the team's bench with 14 points each and Sessions had three rebounds and three assists while Jamison added a team-high nine rebounds. In his last two games since returning from injury, Jamison has averaged 14.5 points on .550 shooting and 8.5 rebounds in 26.0 minutes per game.