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Pregame: Cavs at Sixers

By Jason Lloyd Published: November 5, 2010

Cleveland Cavaliers (1-3) at Philadelphia 76ers (1-4)
7 p.m., Wells Fargo Center, WTAM/FS Ohio

Cavs probable starters: PG Mo Williams (12.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 2.0 apg), SG Anthony Parker (10.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.3 apg), SF Jamario Moon (6.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.8 apg), PF J.J. Hickson (18.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.3 apg), C Anderson Varejao (6.0 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 2.3 apg)
76ers probable starters: PG Jrue Holiday (10.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 5.5 apg), SG Andre Iguodala (15.3 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 6.8 apg), SF Andres Nocioni (8.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.5 apg), PF Elton Brand (16.3 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 1.8 apg), C Spencer Hawes (3.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 0.8 apg)
Officials: Mike Callahan, Scott Bolnick, Sean Wright
Injury report: Cavs -- Antawn Jamison (left knee) questionable; Sixers -- None.

NOTES:
* Byron Scott spoke briefly with Antawn Jamison this morning, but no decision has been made yet regarding his availability tonight. Scott wants to see how Jamison's knee responds to the shootaround.
UPDATE: Jamison will not play tonight. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow before the game against the Wizards, but in a worst-case scenario, Scott expects to have him back Tuesday against New Jersey.

* The trickle-down effect of returning Mo Williams to the starting lineup means pairing Ramon Sessions with Boobie Gibson. The two played well together during the preseason and entered together during the preseason game against the Sixers -- the only preseason game Williams played. Don't be surprised if Sessions and Gibson enter together again tonight. The only problem is it leaves the Cavs small in the backcourt against guys like Holiday (6-foot-4) and Iguodala (6-6).

* This is a game the Cavs should win. They have played well in spurts during their three-game losing streak, but seemed to turn a corner in the second half against Atlanta. Getting Williams back in the starting lineup will help. The fact the Sixers look like a mess doesn't hurt, although they played well Wednesday in pounding Indiana.

* Iguodala has gotten off to a slow start for the Sixers. He has scored more than 12 points just once, although Elton Brand has more than made up for it. The 31-year-old Brand looks rejuvenated and is playing better than he has in years. He has scored at least 20 points in three of the last four games, including each of the last two. It's the first time Brand has scored 20 points in consecutive games in two years.

* Sixers coach Doug Collins will return to the bench tonight. He missed the second half of Philly's game against Indiana on Wednesday with symptoms of vertigo. He missed the preseason game against the Cavs with post-concussion effects. Collins had stopped taking his medication on game days because it made him tired, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, but the dosage has been adjusted. He isn't expected to miss any more time.

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