End 1Q: Cavs 34, Bobcats 16
* Fantastic start for the Cavs, which ranks among the best. They've scored 20 points in the paint and they're shooting 59 percent.
* The Bobcats, meanwhile, look nothing like a team fighting for their playoff lives. They were shooting 18 percent at one point and finished the quarter shooting 29 percent. They're letting the Cavs get inside with ease.
* J.J. Hickson already has nine points and nine rebounds. He's taken it to Boris Diaw after Diaw whipped the Cavs last week. He's a non-factor thus far.
* The Cavs need a win to avoid tying the mark for worst record in team history. Hey, it's all about the little things at this point.