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Game #6 - Cleveland Cavaliers at Washington Wizards Game Night Open Thread

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2010/2011 NBA Regular Season
VS
1-3 2-3
November 6th, 2010
Verizon Center
7:00 PM
Radio - WTAM 1100 / TV - FSOhio HD
Probable starters:
John Wall PG Mo Williams
Kirk Hinrich SG Anthony Parker
Al Thornton SF Jamario Moon
Andray Blatche PF J.J. Hickson
Javale McGee C Ryan Hollins
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Can the Cavaliers make it 2-in-a-row? They'll try tonight against the Wizards in Washington. For all the winning the Cavaliers have done the past two years, Washington is somewhere the team hasn't won - since 2007. The Wizards got their first win of the season on Tuesday night behind an electrifying performance from #1 overall pick John Wall. While he did commit 9 turnovers, Wall scored 29 points and dished out 13 assists to go along with 9 steals. Not bad.

Antawn Jamison is still trying to battle back from a sore knee that has slowed him to start the season. Jamison is also displeased with his role - something to keep our eyes on.

3-in the Key

1. After defeating Philadelphia 123-118, Cleveland will look to sweep a pair of back-to-back road games with a second win against Washington tonight. The win over the 76ers Friday night was the seventh straight overall and eighth straight on the road at the Wells Fargo Center. That is tied for the second longest road winning streak versus one opponent in the NBA (SAS at LAC - 9, BOS at NJN and DAL at MIN - 8). Against Washington, the teams have split their last eight meetings, with the home team winning each of these contests. (STATS, Inc.)

2. Against the 76ers, Anderson Varejao led the Cavaliers with 23 points on 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 Cavaliers have ever shot 10-10 orbetter 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 26 players have gone perfectfrom the floor while having 10+ FGA dating back to the start of the 1986-87 season. Varejao is averaging a double-double this season with 10.3 points on .654 shooting, 10.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists.(Elias/Basketball-Reference.com)

3. On Friday, Daniel Gibson led the Cavaliers rally by scoring 10 straight points during a 19-5 run that put the Cavaliers ahead for good. He scored 17 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and the last Cavalier to score 17 points or better in a quarter was Antawn Jamison with 18 points last season on Mar. 26 at San Antonio. Gibson added five rebounds andfour assists and is averaging 14.6 points (3rd-team), 4.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists on the season. (Elias)