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Pregame: Cavs at Bobcats

By Jason Lloyd Published: March 30, 2011

Cleveland Cavaliers (15-58) at Charlotte Bobcats (31-42)
Time: 7 p.m.; Venue: Time Warner Cable Arena; TV/Radio: Fox Sports Ohio/WAKR

Cavs probable starters: PG Baron Davis, SG Anthony Parker, SF Alonzo Gee, PF J.J. Hickson, C Ryan Hollins
Bobcats probable starters: PG D.J. Augustin, SG Gerald Henderson, SF Stephen Jackson, PF Boris Diaw, C Kwame Brown
Officials: Bob Delaney, Curtis Blair, Leon Wood
Injury report: Cavs -- Anderson Varejao (ankle) out, Semih Erden (groin) out, Antawn Jamison (finger) out, Samardo Samuels (wrist) out. Bobcats -- D.J. Augustin (knee, ankle) questionable; C DeSagana Diop (Achilles) out; G Shaun Livingston (tailbone) questionable, C Joel Przybilla (knee) doubtful.
Who's hot/who's not: Anthony Parker entered shooting 24 percent over his last six games, but he went 4 of 4 on 3-pointers in Tuesday’s win over the Heat. Parker finished with 20 points, surpassing his point total from his last five games combined. ... Center Ryan Hollins didn’t have gaudy numbers (13 points, three rebounds), but he was brilliant in slowing Chris Bosh Tuesday and finished with a plus/minus of plus-33. ... Charlotte’s D.J. Augustin, hobbled with two leg injuries, is shooting 33 percent over his last six games.

Notes
* Now for the encore. The Cavs shot 58 percent against the Heat and played their best game of the season, but they didn't have long to celebrate it because they have to come back tonight and play the Bobcats.

* Charlotte has won three straight and is tied in the loss column with the Indiana Pacers for the final playoff spot in the East. It would be a major accomplishment for the Bobcats to make the playoffs after trading their best player, Gerald Wallace, at the trade deadline as basically a salary purge.

* It will be difficult for the Cavs to shoot as well as they did Monday because they're just not that good of a shooting team. But if they give that same effort, they can be difficult for every team remaining on their schedule.

* D.J. Augustin is starting at the point despite knee and ankle injuries on separate legs. He skipped practice on Tuesday, but when through shootaround this morning. Shaun Livingston, another point guard, is out with a bruised tailbone. That makes Garrett Temple, just signed to a 10-day contract, as Augustin's backup point guard.

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