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Fear the Links - 2/10/10 - Where a win is a win

Good Morning Cavaliers fans!  Let's not beat around the bush here.  Last night's win over the New Jersey Nets was hardly the stuff champions are made of.  Should we be surprised, though?  The Cavaliers have beaten New Jersey 3 times this season, all by less than 10 points.  New Jersey has athletic bigs and Courtney Lee has given the Cavaliers fits since he came into the League.  Some teams, no matter what their record, just give the Cavaliers problems and New Jersey is one of them.  That said, there was no reason that LeBron James needed to play 42 minutes.

Cleveland 104 - New Jersey 97 - Box Score

Cleveland 104 - New Jersey 97 - Game Recap
LeBron James(notes) and the Cleveland Cavaliers

Cavaliers: Game Quotes: Cavaliers vs. Nets - February 9, 2009
Game Quotes: Cavaliers vs. Nets - February 9, 2009

Cavaliers: Cavaliers To Honor Clevelands Own African-American Entertainers for Black Achievement Night
As part of their Sixth Annual Black Heritage Celebration (BHC), presented by State Farm, the Cleveland Cavaliers will pay tribute to three of Northeast Ohio’s own entertainers on Thursday, February 11th when the team takes on the Orlando Magic at 8:00 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena. This year’s Black Achievement Night, presented by PNC Bank and Time Warner Cable, will honor the following individuals with a special on-court ceremony for their accomplishments and contributions in the entertainment industry:

 Cleveland Cavaliers take their time, but eventually ease past lowly New Jersey, 104-97 - Cleveland Cavaliers -
There is a concept in the NBA known as "appropriate fear" and it applied directly to the Cavaliers' task Tuesday night when hosting the potentially historically-terrible New Jersey Nets.

 Nets' march into dreadful history hard to believe -
Thoughts following the Cavs' 104-97 victory over the New Jersey Nets

Cleveland Cavaliers' removal of water fountains violates building code; reinstallation likely at end of month -
The Cavaliers ran afoul of state building code regulations when they removed all the drinking fountains from The Q, according to state officials.

Choosing Cleveland over the NBA's Eastern weaklings? It's just not a hard call -
Only someone who lives on the East Coast and considers Cleveland nothing more than a big truck stop would believe LeBron James is better off playing for the New York Knicks or New Jersey Nets.

Trade by Cavs unlikely - 
There is no buzz in the world of NBA trades, at least as far as the Cavaliers are concerned.

Lakers' injury updates: Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom - ESPN Los Angeles
There's still a chance that Kobe Bryant's sprained left ankle will be healed enough for him to play against the Jazz on Wednesday in Utah, but it appears likely that Andrew Bynum will be out for the second straight game with a bruised right hip and swelling in his left knee.

Sources: Boston Celtics shopping Glen Davis to Charlotte Bobcats - ESPN Boston
The Boston Celtics and Charlotte Bobcats are discussing a trade centered around Glen Davis and D.J. Augustin, according to league sources.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers - Recap - February 09, 2010 - ESPN
Oklahoma City is in the midst of its longest winning streak in six seasons.

Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers - Recap - February 09, 2010 - ESPN
The limited minutes that reserve guard Ronnie Price spent on the court for the Utah Jazz were as valuable as Carlos Boozer's contributions throughout the game.