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Friday, January 7, 2011

Game 36: Cavs at Warriors

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (15-21) 116, CAVS (8-28) 98
at Oracle Arena
RADIO/TV: WTAM/Fox Sports Ohio

WHAT HAPPENED: The Cavs had just 10 players available, nine if you don't count forward Jamario Moon. He can't get off the bench unless there's an earthquake. Oh, wait, there was one on Friday in California and he still didn't get off the bench.

Guys are dropping like flies. Anderson Varejao sprained his ankle in practice. Boobie Gibson and Leon Powe didn't even make the trip. Swingman Anthony Parker was also out.

Joey Graham is still out with a strained quad muscle, but I can't even remember what he looks like.

The Warriors lead the league in 3-point shooting at 40 percent as a team. Of course, the Cavs allowed them to make 14 of 28 from behind the arc. It was a point of emphasis coming into the game, which means absolutely nothing. The players aren't executing anything they are being told.

It seems like a "perfect" time to go on a five-game West Coast trip. They'll be gone 10 or 11 days. They've now lost nine in a row, 19 of the last 20, and 15 consecutive games on the road.

I wasn't expecting a banner year from these lads, but no one thought it would be this bad. This might be all-time bad. The 1970-71 Cavs - in their first year of inception - won 15 games. The 2010-11 Cavs might make a run at that record.

The Cavs now have the worst record in the NBA. They're going to make a serious run at the No. 1 pick in the draft.

SF Alonzo Gee (6-6, 219) vs. Dorell Wright (6-9, 205)
PF Antawn Jamison (6-9, 235) vs. David Lee (6-10, 235)
C Ryan Hollins (7-0, 240) vs. Andris Biedrins (6-11, 240)
SG Manny Harris (6-5, 185) vs. Monta Ellis (6-3, 185)
PG Mo Williams (6-1, 195) vs. Stephen Curry (6-3, 185)
Cavs – G Daniel Gibson, F Leon Powe, F Joey Graham.
Warriors – G Charlie Bell, G Jeremy Lin.
Bob Delaney, Derrick Collins, Michael Smith


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