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Game #55 - Cleveland Cavaliers at Charlotte Bobcats Game Night Thread

2009/2010 NBA Regular Season
26-26 43-12
February 19, 2010
Time Warner Arena
7:00 PM et
Radio - WTAM 1100 / FSOhio
Probable starters:
Raymond Felton PG Daniel Gibson
Stephen Jackson SG Anthony Parker
Gerald Wallace SF LeBron James
Boris Diaw PF J.J. Hickson
Nazr Mohammed C Shaquille O'Neal

The best thing about the end of a winning streak is getting to start another one. The Cavaliers will look to do just that tonight, against a team that has really given the Cavaliers a hard time this season, Charlotte. Until last night, the Bobcats were the only team to beat the Cavaliers in consecutive games - tonight they look to make it three straight.

While the case could be made that the Cavaliers played poorly in both losses, I think that would take away from the Bobcats and how well they are playing under Larry Brown. They have bought in to his defensive system, and he has the athletes and scorers to go along with it.

The Cavaliers could very well face the Bobcats in the first round of the Playoffs so I think it is crucial that the Wine and Gold at least get a good feeling about how they are playing against Charlotte and not give them too much confidence.

3-in the Key

1. Cavaliers are 23-6 against teams that were at least .500 the day of the game, the best in the NBA

2. This is the 14 time this season the Cavaliers have played a back-to-back and the Cavs are 9-4 in the second game this season.

3. LeBron James became the first player in NBA history to have at least 43 points, 15 assists, 13 rebounds, 2 steals and 4 blocks in a game last night against Denver.