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The Good: Cleveland is like two different teams home and away. After losing on the road to the Bucks, Cleveland returns home to face the Sixers. If Cleveland learns from the rotation/substitution errors of the last game and comes out hungry, things will be fine.

The Bad: AI will be a nightmare for McInnis and if Silas has returned to his older chaotic substitution patterns, the Cavaliers’ defense will be all the worse for Iverson to dominate.

The Ugly: Whenever Korver is on the floor with Iverson, the Cavs will be in a bind. If Iverson is on fire, your tendency will be to help as he slashes in the lane. But with Korver on the wing, he’ll get open shots and unless he’s having an off night, he won’t miss from out there. If both players bring their “A-game” on offense, there may not be much Cleveland can do about it.

It goes without saying, if Webber is having a good shooting day, he’ll be able to score in bunches over Drew. If Webber struggles from the field and possibly gets frustrated, the Cavs should sit Traylor and play AV/Gooden to try to win the glass battle and make Webber move on defense. In this scenario, the quicker PF's would allow Cleveland to play at a quicker pace and with higher energy.


James’ stroke from the outside has looked good the last few games. But LeBron needs another Cavalier to go off on the Sixers. There is a good chance the zone will return (after being shockingly absent as of late) and James alone may not be able to solve it.
 

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I'm surprised teams just don't zone all game, James is our best 3pt shooter (above 36% on the season) and sadly he is the one delivering the ball out to open shooters throwing up bricks.

I read on ESPN that AI has a chipped thumb and they are not sure if he will be in the lineup. Knowing AI, he will play and probably drop 50.

As long as we contain the rest of the role players and Webber doesn't have another great shooting night against us, I see us pulling this one out.

Must win game!
 

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I think cavs can manage a win on this game..
 

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End of 3rd
Cavaliers - 67
Sixers - 72

After being down by as many as 15 and having James struggle big time, Cleveland has to feel good even being in the game. Gooden and Z have double-doubles thus far but Z has been clamped down. He got frustrated and picked up a tech.
 

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This was the wrong game for Z and Lebron to struggle so badly....this really was a must win with 5 of 7 coming up on the road.

Not looking good fellas.
 

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Boxscore: Philadelphia 93, Cleveland 81

Iggy had huge plays down the stretch (blocks on Z, the steal on Sasha). For Cleveland to come all the way back, even take the lead briefly and to lose at home is tough.
 

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Wow we caught a big time break tonight.

Washington lost on the road to Milwaukee, and Chicago loses at HOME to New Orleans.

It's a shame we didn't capatalize by winning tonight.
 

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This board should be on therealdeal watch for the next couple of days.
 
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