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Monday, January 24, 2011

Game 44, Cavs at Nets

NEW JERSEY NETS (13-32) 103, CAVS (8-36) 101
at Prudential Center
RADIO/TV: WTAM/Fox Sports Ohio

WHAT HAPPENED: Long live the Cavs' losing streak. They've now lost 17 in a row, just two shy of their all-time mark in one season.

They tied another franchise mark of 21 consecutive losses on the road. They've also dropped 27 of their last 28 games.

They tied the road streak, originally set on Jan. 13-March 30, 1980. They are favored to lose on Tuesday in Boston, so there's a good chance the all-time mark will fly.

They had a double-digit lead against the Nets, but once again failed to execute down the stretch. Forward Joey Graham drained a key 3-pointer to knot the score with less than a minute to play.

Nets center Brook Lopez scored in the lane with 1.4 seconds left for the game-winner.

Boobie Gibson missed a 3 at the buzzer.

Lopez ended with 28 points and seven rebounds. He's so long. He just turned and scored over J.J. Hickson and Ryan Hollins.

It would be nice to have a legitimate center on the roster. They don't, so I'll quit harping about it.

Swingman Anthony Parker (strained lower back) was expected to fly to Boston to meet the team for tonight's game. He's listed as questionable for the Celtics game.

This season is shaping up as the worst in franchise history. They need eight more wins to surpass the all-time mark of 15 wins. I just can't see them winning eight more games.

SF Christian Eyenga (6-5, 210) vs. Travis Outlaw (6-9, 207)
PF Antawn Jamison (6-9, 235) vs. Derrick Favors (6-11, 246)
C J.J. Hickson (6-9, 242) vs. Brook Lopez (7-0, 265)
SG Daniel Gibson (6-2, 200) vs. Stephen Graham (6-6, 215)
PG Ramon Sessions (6-3, 185) vs. Devin Harris (6-3, 190)
Cavs – C Anderson Varejao, F Leon Powe, G Mo Williams.
Nets – F Damion Jones, F/C Troy Murphy.
Dan Crawford, Derrick Collins, Scott Wall.


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