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Game #55 - Denver Nuggets at Cleveland Cavaliers Game Night Open Thread

2009/2010 NBA Regular Season
35-18 43-11
February 18, 2010
Quicken Loans Arena
8:00 PM et
Radio - WTAM 1100 / TNT
Probable starters:
Chauncey Billups PG Daniel Gibson
Arron Afflalo SG Anthony Parker
Carmelo Anthony SF LeBron James
Kenyon Martin PF J.J. Hickson
Nene C Shaquille O'Neal

Ok, so all this trade talk has been fun, and I am excited that the Cavaliers have finally acquired Antawn Jamison(it seems they have been after him for years), but it sure is nice to talk about basketball again. The road to the playoffs, and what the Cavs expect will be a deep playoff run, starts tonight with a visit from the Denver Nuggets. It starts a 3 games in 4 days stretch that sees the Cavaliers head to Charlotte tomorrow and Orlando on Sunday afternoon. A good time for Jamison to get here.

As for the Nuggets, the Cavaliers will look to go 9-1 against teams that beat them this season. That means only one team - Charlotte - has beaten the Cavs in two consecutive meetings. The Nuggets beat the Cavaliers in January without Carmelo.

For some more good news, the Cavaliers have unexpectedly activated Mo Williams for tonight's game. While Daniel Gibson will still get the start, Williams is available to come off the bench. It will be a welcome site to see the Cavs getting back to full strength.

Oh, and the Cavaliers are going after their 14th straight win too. A lot going on in Cleveland and a lot to feel good about.

3-in the Key

1. The Cavaliers are tied for their best 54-game start in team history(43-11) with last season's squad. With a win, the Cavaliers can set a new franchise record for consecutive wins with 14.

2. The Cavaliers are 28-4 over their last 32 games, best in the NBA.

3. Against Orlando, LeBron James recorded his 21st Double-Double of the season and marked the 7th time that James had recorded at least 30 points and 10 assists.