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The mission has not changed. In fact, the level of energy, motivation and determination by those of us in every part of your Cleveland Cavaliers franchise has never been higher or stronger. We will play to win. Every season. Every game. Every minute. Why? You. The thousands of emails, letters, notes, phone calls and words of support you shared with us this past summer has fueled every one of us with a further heightened sense of will-power and grit to deliver the incredibly loyal and passionate fans of the Cavaliers the ultimate prize. That prize is an NBA championship. No fan base deserves it more. No city deserves it more. Words will never express the gratitude and appreciation for the overwhelming support and confidence you showered upon this franchise over the past few months. There will be nothing we do not explore. There will be no amount of time, capital, brain-power or ingenuity we will not invest if we believe it will contribute to our chances of success. The train has left. It will not stop until it pulls into “Larry O’Brien Station #1”. I am looking forward to enjoying the ride with you. Onward and upward.
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Tonight is the fourth and final meeting between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Philadelphia 76ers. The Cavs are 2-1 against the Sixers this season and can win the regular season series for the fifth straight year. The last time these two teams played at Quicken Loans Arena, the Cavs held the Sixers to 34-79 (.430) shooting, including 12-33 (.364) in the second half, to win 101-93 on Nov. 16. The Cavs also had 28 assists and just eight turnovers. Daniel Gibson led the way with a gamehigh 18 points, a career-high tying eight assists and four rebounds. Cleveland trails the all-time series 93-87, but has won 10 of the last 12 contests against the Sixers.
15.7 points on 18-35 (.514) shooting, including 8-15 (.533) from long distance, 4.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 1.3 steals in 34.3 minutes per game. Parker had 19 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block in 37 minutes against Houston on Wednesday. The Cavs will wrap up their season-long eight-game homestand on Wednesday versus San Antonio.
The Sixers are on of the best in the league at taking care of the ball as theyâ€™re only averaging 13.2 turnovers per game (2nd in NBA). Philadelphia is also one of the best teams at guarding the perimeter, holding teams to just .334 shooting from long range (3rd in Cavs guard Anthony Parker Gibson scored a game-high 18 points against the Sixers on Nov. 16. league). The Sixers are led by Elton Brand, who is averaging 15.2 points and has been putting up solid numbers as of late. 8.7 rebounds in 34.6 minutes per game. From Feb. 13-23 (three games) Paker averaged
2010-2011 team statistics Team Comparison W L Cleveland 10 47 philadelphia 28 29 Stat Comparison Cleveland philadelphia
PPG 95.5 98.5
Stats as of February 24, 2011
Standings Fifth, Central Third, Atlantic
FG% .432 .461
Home Road Div 7-20 3-27 1-10 18-9 10-20 6-5
Opp. PPG Opp. FG% 106.1 .477 96.9 .446
Conf Last 10 7-27 2-8 17-20 7-3
FT% RPG APG SPG BPG .747 39.7 21.6 6.8 4.1 .772 42.2 22.1 7.3 4.2
Next Game: vs San Antonio Spurs, 7:00 pm, Wednesday, Mar. 2, Quicken Loans Arena
2010-11 cleveland cavaliers No Player # Baron Davis 8 Christian Eyenga 33 Alonzo Gee 1 Daniel Gibson 12 Joey Graham 6 Manny Harris 21 J.J. Hickson 5 Ryan Hollins 4 Antawn Jamison 18 Anthony Parker 44 Leon Powe 24 Samardo Samuels 3 Ramon Sessions 17 Anderson Varejao
Pos G G-F G-F G F-G G F C F G-F F F G F-C
Hgt Wgt 6-3 215 6-5 210 6-6 219 6-2 200 6-7 230 6-5 185 6-9 242 7-0 240 6-9 235 6-6 210 6-8 240 6-9 260 6-3 190 6-11 260
Birthdate From/College Yrs 04/13/1979 UCLA 11 06/22/1989 Kinshasa, Congo R 05/29/1987 Alabama 1 02/27/1986 Texas 4 06/11/1982 Oklahoma State 5 09/21/1989 Michigan R 09/04/1988 North Carolina State 2 10/10/1984 UCLA 4 06/12/1976 North Carolina 12 06/19/1975 Bradley 7 01/22/1984 California 4 01/09/1989 Louisville R 04/11/1986 Nevada-Reno 3 09/28/1982 Santa Teresa, Brazil 6
HEAD COACH: Byron Scott ASSISTANT COACHES: Chris Jent, Paul Pressey, Jamahl Mosley, Joe Prunty
2010-2011 player statistics No Player # Davis 8 Eyenga 33 Gee 1 Gibson 12 Graham 6 Harris 21 Hickson 5 Hollins 4 Jamison 18 Parker 44 Powe 24 Samuels 3 Sessions 17 Varejao
Gms 43 21 31 45 25 35 55 47 54 48 14 21 56 31
MPG 29.5 25.3 14.9 29.0 19.0 19.2 26.4 13.8 32.8 29.4 13.4 13.8 26.0 32.1
FG% .416 .441 .425 .404 .473 .400 .441 .578 .427 .408 .492 .489 .465 .528
3P% .296 .213 .286 .443 .310 .394 .000 .000 .354 .410 .000 .000 .286 .000
FT% RPG APG .760 2.8 7.0 .688 3.2 1.0 .706 2.3 0.6 .829 2.8 3.1 .833 2.7 0.6 .806 3.0 1.7 .642 7.6 1.0 .678 2.3 0.3 .726 6.6 1.7 .773 2.9 3.0 .462 2.7 0.1 .667 3.0 0.1 .832 2.9 5.4 .667 9.7 1.5
SPG 1.4 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.2 0.6 0.6 0.2 0.9 1.0 0.5 0.2 0.8 0.9
BPG 0.5 0.9 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.1 1.2
PPG 12.8 8.4 3.3 12.6 6.9 7.1 12.2 4.4 17.9 9.1 5.0 5.2 12.4 9.1
Stats as of February 24, 2011
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2010-11 philadelphia 76ers No Player 4 Tony Battie 33 Craig Brackins 42 Elton Brand 00 Spencer Hawes 11 Jrue Holiday 9 Andre Iguodala 72 Jason Kapono 20 Jodie Meeks 5 Andres Nocioni 25 Darius Songaila 16 Marreese Speights 12 Evan Turner 23 Louis Williams 21 Thaddeus Young
Pos C-F F F C G F-G F-G G F F F G-F G F
Hgt Wgt 6-11 240 6-10 230 6-9 254 7-1 245 6-4 180 6-6 207 6-8 215 6-4 208 6-7 225 6-9 248 6-10 255 6-7 205 6-1 175 6-8 220
Birthdate From/College Yrs 02/11/1976 Texas Tech 12 10/09/1987 Iowa State R 03/11/1979 Duke 11 04/28/1988 Washington 3 06/12/1990 UCLA 1 01/28/1984 Arizona 6 02/04/1981 UCLA 7 08/21/1987 Kentucky 1 11/30/1979 Santa Fe, Argentina 6 02/14/1978 Wake Forest 7 08/04/1987 Florida 2 10/27/1988 Ohio State R 10/27/1986 South Gwinnett HS (GA) 5 06/21/1988 Georgia Tech 3
HEAD COACH: Doug Collins ASST. COACHES: Michael Curry, Brian James, Quin Snyder, Aaron McKie
2010-2011 player statistics No Player 4 Battie 33 Brackins 42 Brand 00 Hawes 11 Holiday 9 Iguodala 72 Kapono 20 Meeks 5 Nocioni 25 Songaila 16 Speights 12 Turner 23 Williams 21 Young
Gms 30 2 56 56 57 45 18 49 40 10 46 55 55 57
MPG 10.1 10.5 34.6 20.0 34.8 36.9 4.9 24.7 18.6 7.1 11.8 24.6 23.7 25.8
FG% .474 .364 .523 .479 .446 .444 .273 .406 .425 .467 .510 .413 .404 .544
3P% .667 .000 .000 .292 .372 .325 .250 .400 .337 .000 .250 .270 .341 .222
FT% RPG APG .500 2.4 0.3 .000 1.5 0.0 .790 8.7 1.4 .475 5.6 1.4 .813 3.9 6.2 .701 5.8 6.1 .500 0.4 0.1 .891 1.7 1.0 .804 3.5 0.9 .500 1.0 0.2 .746 3.5 0.5 .798 4.5 2.1 .829 1.9 3.4 .744 5.1 1.1
SPG 0.2 0.5 1.2 0.3 1.5 1.6 0.1 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.6 0.6 1.0
BPG 0.4 0.0 1.1 0.8 0.4 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3
PPG 2.7 4.0 15.2 6.9 13.9 14.1 0.8 9.6 6.5 1.6 5.6 7.3 13.7 12.2
Stats as of February 24, 2011
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