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Game #50 - Memphis Grizzlies at Cleveland Cavaliers Game Night Open Thread

2009/2010 NBA Regular Season
26-21 38-11
February 2, 2010
Quicken Loans Arena
7:00 PM et
Radio - WTAM 1100 / FSNOhio HD
Probable starters:
Mike Conley PG Daniel Gibson
O.J. Mayo SG Anthony Parker
Rudy Gay SF LeBron James
Zach Randolph PF J.J. Hickson
Marc Gasol C Shaquille O'Neal

When you have won 38 of 49 games, there aren't many times when you'll play a team that has beaten you. Memphis is one of those exceptions. When all eyes are starting to look towards April, it can sometimes be difficult to find drama in early February. That's why whenever an opponent has beaten you, the way Memphis did in Overtime earlier this season, it's fun to call it a revenge game.

That night, along with a loss in Denver a few games later, were in a lot of ways a turn-around point for the Cavaliers. They weren't playing consistently well, seemingly taking quarters and games 'off'. Since then, however, the Cavaliers have upped their intensity level and the level of play has followed suit. They are blowing out teams that deserve to get blown out and they are beating the playoff-contenders as well.

Memphis is one of those contenders, and they come off an emotional home-win over the Lakers last night. The Cavaliers need to take advantage.

3-in the Key

1. The Cavaliers are off to their 2nd best 49-game start in team history(38-11). The team record, set last year, is 39-10. The Cavaliers are 26-6 in their last 32 games, best in the NBA.

2. Along with having the most wins in the NBA, the Cavaliers also lead the NBA in point differential(+7.1)

3. The Cavaliers' current 7-game home-stand is the longest since 1994-95 The length of time between road games(20 days) is the most in team history.

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