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Game #78 - Toronto Raptors at Cleveland Cavaliers Game Night Open Thread

2009/2010 NBA Regular Season
38-38 60-17
April 6, 2010
Quicken Loans Arena
7:00PM et
Radio - WTAM 1100 / FSOhio
Probable starters:
Jose Calderon PG Mo Williams
Sonny Weems SG Anthony Parker
Antoine Wright SF LeBron James
Chris Bosh PF Antawn Jamison
Andrea Bargnani C J.J. Hickson

Could the Raptors and Cavalier be previewing the 1st Round of the Playoffs tonight at the Q? The next 7 days will tell the tale. Toronto has a 1-game lead over the Chicago Bulls for the 8th and final spot in the East. Needless to say Toronto needs this game much more than the Cavaliers do. As for the Bulls, they'll get their shot at the Cavs on Thursday Night in Chicago.

The Cavaliers are equal opportunity destroyers.....

3-in the Key

1. Cleveland owns the NBA‟s best overall record at 60-17 (.779), best home record at 34-4 (.895) and best road record (26-13, .667) and leads the league with highest point differential at +7.3. With the Lakers loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, the Cavaliers have clinched home court advantage throughout the 2010 NBA Playoffs.

2. The Cavs have won 17 of their last 20 games and is 34-9 (.791) in 2010, which is the best mark in that span, and is the only team to have fewer than 10 losses. The team has won 60-games for the second time in franchise history and became only the ninth different franchise (18 times done) in NBA history to have back-to-back 60 win seasons

3. After going a league-best 66-16 (.805) last season, the Cavaliers could 1.) become the first team since the Chicago Bulls in 1995-96 (72-10) and 1996-97 (69-13) and only the fifth team in the last 19 seasons to have sole possession of the best record in the regular season in consecutive years. The team can also potentially make more NBA history by 2.) holding the best home and road record in a season, 3.) winning 65 games in consecutive seasons and 4.) holding the best home record in consecutive seasons.