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Game #53 - New Jersey Nets at Cleveland Cavaliers Game Night Open Thread

2009/2010 NBA Regular Season
4-46 41-11
February 9, 2010
Quicken Loans Arena
7:00 PM et
Radio - WTAM 1100 / FSNOhio HD
Probable starters:
?? PG Daniel Gibson
Courtney Lee SG Anthony Parker
Jarvis Hayes SF LeBron James
Yi Jianlian PF J.J. Hickson
Brook Lopez C Shaquille O'Neal

Here's what we know. The Nets are bad - really bad. But they do try really hard and have given some of the better teams in the East fits lately. That means the Cavaliers need to come out hot in the 1st Quarter and let New Jersey know that LeBron, Shaq and Co. plan on taking the 4th quarter off.

Devin Harris is definitely out for the Nets, and Delonte West is likely to find the bench for his ninth straight DNP as well. But hey, Kiki thinks that Cavs are at full strength so who am I to argue with him?

One final thought, is a 37-game difference in the win column some kind of record? If not, it should be!

3-in the Key

1. The Cavaliers are off to their 2nd best 52-game start in team history(41-11). The team record, set last year, is 42-10. The Cavaliers are 26-4 in their last 30 games, best in the NBA.

2. A win tonight would give the Cavaliers the longest winning streak in the NBA this season at 12 games. The team record is 15 games.

3. Since the start of the 2008-09 season, the Cavaliers are 61-5 at home, best in the NBA. Only 6 teams in the last 35 years have recorded the best home record in the NBA in consecutive years.