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Cavs-76ers 3rd quarter notes

By Jason Lloyd Published: October 19, 2010

Cavs 91, 76ers 77

* Byron Scott has tinkered with three-guard lineups the last couple of games and he's doing it again tonight. Anthony Parker, Ramon Sessions and Boobie played part of the quarter together and looked pretty good. That type of lineup won't work against every team, but when the Sixers are starting Tony Battie at center, this is a good time to use it.

* Anderson Varejao's hustle is contagious. He relentlessly tipped at a loose ball until securing an offensive rebound to extend a possession, then came back with a block and a rebound of Marreese Speights on the defensive end. He'll never be an ideal starting center, but his enthusiasm wears off on his teammates.

* JJ Hickson was whistled for a technical after he didn't get a foul call on a drive to the basket. Get used to it. Hickson simply high stepped and quickly threw his hands up while running down the floor. That was enough to get the whistle. The league is pushing this "Respect for the game" initiative to cut down on the whining.

* Even when Mo Williams was in the game, Anthony Parker was often bringing the ball up and setting up the offense. Byron Scott insists the guards are interchangeable in the Princeton offense, but you have to think Williams will be the primary ball handler this season. But perhaps Parker is handling it more since this is Williams' first game back.

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