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Game #5 - Cleveland Cavaliers at Philadelphia 76ers Game Night Thread

2010/2011 NBA Regular Season
1-4 1-3
November 5th, 2010
Wells Fargo Center
7:00 PM
Radio - WTAM 1100 / TV - FSOhio HD
Probable starters:
Jrue Holiday PG Mo Williams
Andre Iguodala SG Anthony Parker
Andres Nocioni SF Jamario Moon
Elton Brand PF J.J. Hickson
Spencer Hawes C Ryan Hollins

Three losses in a row is NOT how the Cavaliers wanted to follow up their win over the Celtics opening night. That said, we knew there would be growing pains. Starting tonight, however, the Cavaliers need to start beating some teams that are, at the very least, at the same skill level as themselves. The Sixers, losers of 4-of-5 to start the season would qualify.

Antawn Jamison is questionable tonight with a sore knee, but if he can go the Cavaliers will be at full strength for the first time this season.

3-in the Key

1. Cleveland will head into the weekend with a pair of back-to-back road games against Philadelphia Friday and Washington Saturday. The Cavaliers swept the season series last year with the 76ers with an average margin of victory of 6.0 points per game and have won six consecutive contests at the Wells Fargo Center. The two teams faced each other in the preseason with Cleveland victorious by the score of 111-95.
2. Versus Atlanta, J.J. Hickson finished with a career-high 31 points on 11-17 (.647) shooting, five rebounds and one steal in 32 minutes. His field goals made (11) and attempted (17) are both career highs for the third-year forward and his 31 points are the most points for a Cavs player this season. Hickson also shot 9-11 (.818) from the charity stripe, setting career highs in free throws made and attempts. He has now shot 21-26 (.808) from the free throw line this season, while averaging a team-best 18.3 points on 26-47 (.553) shooting and 5.5 rebounds in 27.1 minutes per game.
3. Anderson Varejao posted a season-high 12 rebounds to go along with three assists in 34 minutes versus Atlanta. On the season, Varejao is leading the team with 10.3 rebounds per game.