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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cavs vs. 76ers, Game 26

CAVS (19-7) 108, PHILADELPHIA 76ERS (6-19) 101
at Wachovia Center
TV: Fox Sports Ohio

WHAT HAPPENED: If the Sixers aren't the best 6-19 team in the league, I'd like to see one better.

"No team is under .500 when they play us," Cavs forward LeBron James said.

The Cavs' transition defense came under fire in this game. The Sixers outscored the Cavs in fastbreak points, 30-14. That will stick in Coach Mike Brown's craw.

The Cavs have been allowing way too many fastbreak points for their liking.

3-POINT MASTERY: They came into the game with the most accurate 3-point shooter in the league in Anthony Parker. He's shooting 50 percent from behind the arc.

The Cavs shot 60 percent from 3-point range against Philly (9 of 15).

That helped make up for the Sixers' 96 percent shooting from the foul line (24 of 25).

NOTES: Guard Delonte West returned to the lineup on Wednesday after missing the New Jersey game on Tuesday. He was needed to guard Allen Iverson.
-- Former Cavs forward Donyell Marshall is doing some work on the Sixers' pregame and postgame TV shows on Comcast.
-- Newly acquired Roy Halladay was in attendance. The Phillies announced the three-team trade at a 5 p.m. press conference at the adjacent Citizens Bank Park. Old friend Cliff Lee went to Seattle in the three-team deal.

Cavs vs. Sixers
F LeBron James vs. Andre Iguodala
F J.J. Hickson vs. Thaddeus Young
C Shaquille O'Neal vs. Samuel Dalembert


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