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Game #10 - Philadelphia 76ers at Cleveland Cavaliers Game Night Open Thread

2010/2011 NBA Regular Season
2-8 4-5
November 16th, 2010
Quicken Loans Arena
7:00 PM
Radio - WTAM 1100 / TV - FSOhio HD
Probable starters:
Jrue Holiday PG Ramon Sessions
Andre Iguodala SG Anthony Parker
Andres Nocioni SF Jamario Moon
Elton Brand PF J.J. Hickson
Spencer Hawes C Ryan Hollins

It's been 7 years, or pre-LeBron James, since the Cavaliers have lost four straight games at The Q. That is where they find themselves right now - four straight home losses. They'll try to end that tonight against the Sixers, a team they have already beat this season in Philly.

Anderson Varejao(Ribs) and Mo Williams(Groin) are still questionable with injuries.

3-in the Key

1. Cleveland will face Philadelphia on Tuesday night. The Sixers are the second opponent this season that the Cavaliers will have faced twice already on the early season. The team has won four straight against its opponent from the City of Brotherly Love, including earlier this season 123-116 at the Wells Fargo Center on Nov. 5.

2. Tonight's game will feature the top two teams in the NBA in bench scoring with Philadelphia ranking first at 44.5 ppg and Cleveland ranking second at 43.0 ppg. Cavs' bench outscored the Pacers' reserves 45-17 on Saturday and have outscored all nine of their opponents this season 387 (43.0 ppg) to 230 (25.6 ppg). Cleveland's bench has the longest active streak of outscoring its opposing counterpart at 13 games, dating back to last season. (STATS, Inc.)

3. In that Nov. 5th game at the Sixers, Anderson Varejao led the Cavaliers with 23 points on a perfect 10-10 shooting and notched his first double-double of the season with a team-high 12 rebounds. It was Varejao's second career 20-10 game, with the first one being 22 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Portland on Dec. 11, 2009. Only two other Cavs have ever shot 10-10 or better from the field in a game: Johnny Warren (12-12) and Zydrunas Ilgauskas (10-10) most recently versus Washington on Jan. 23, 2008. The last time any NBA player was perfect from the floor with at least 10 field goal attempts was Darren Collison (10-10) for New Orleans against Portland on Mar. 27, 2010 and only 27 players have gone perfect from the floor while having 10+ FGA dating back to the start of the 1986-87 season. (Elias/