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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Magic/Cavs preview

The Magic (6-2), after their 27 pt win over SEA, take on the defending Eastern Conference champ Cavs (4-4) in CLE tonight. CLE is coming off a 122-100 loss at DEN MON night, with LeBron James scoring 27 pts. That game was the last game of a 6 game road trip, with CLE finishing at 3-3.

The probable starting lineup for CLE:

G... Daniel Gibson (11.8 ppg)
G... Larry Hughes (7.4 ppg)
C... Zydrunas Ilgauskas (15.6 ppg, 12.2 rebs)
F... Drew Gooden (13.6 ppg, 10.1 rebs)
F... LeBron James (26.6 ppg, 7.1 asts, 6.9 rebs)

Top reserves: Devin Brown (8.1 ppg); Damon Jones (7.9 ppg); Sasha Pavlovic (5.4 ppg); Shannon Brown (6.0 ppg). Donyell Marshall is on the injured list, while Pavlovic has back spasms and is questionable.

Magic beat CLE 2 out of 3 last season, while holding them to under 80 ppg. The Cavs are 3 pt favorites (www.pinnaclesports .com).


  • At 2:43 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    As the Magic found out SAT night against PHO, the first home game following a road trip is not easy, which is the situation the Cavs will be facing. tonight.

    I know Coach VG was upset with the offense and all the TOs against SEA, but he was happy with the defense. The Magic held SEA to 34.4% shooting and outrebounded them by 14. The Magic have done better rebounding the last few games, which is a good sign.

    Nice seeing Ariza get some good playing time off the bench; hopefully he will be the first guy off the bench now instead of Garrity.

    I think that CLE will be sluggish coming off the long road trip, while the Magic should be relatively fresh as the starters did not play heavy minutes last night. My prediction... Magic by 7.

  • At 6:05 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    The magic are a more balanced team than cleveland so i expect a win also. This should make for an entertaining game seeing as how we played them in the pre-season and took both games,none of clevelands starters played in the fourth quarters against us in the pre-season so this should be a much better test tonight,rather than facing them in the pre-season.


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