Cleveland Cavaliers (5-5) at New Orleans Hornets (9-1)
8 p.m., New Orleans Arena, WTAM/FS Ohio
Cavs probable starters: PG Ramon Sessions, SG Anthony Parker, SF Jamario Moon, PF J.J. Hickson, C Anderson Varejao
Hornets probable starters: PG Chris Paul, SG Marco Belinelli, SF Trevor Ariza, PF David West, C Emeka Okafor
Officials: Bob Delaney, John Goble, Eric Lewis
Injury report: Cavs-- Mo Williams (groin) questionable; Hornets -- Marcus Thornton (right quad) probable
* Mo Williams seemed to be in good spirits this morning, but he is still questionable tonight with the groin injury. Defending Chris Paul in a bad leg probably isn't a good idea, but Williams doesn't seem to mind. "I love facing the best players in the league," he said. "What's what you play for. They're a hot team. It's not just me and Chris Paul. We're going to need our whole team."
* Byron Scott was holding court this morning, saying hello to old friends. He still has his house on the market from when he coached here. The real estate market in Cleveland isn't any better than New Orleans.
* The bond between Scott and Hornets guard Chris Paul is still strong. Scott has often raved about Paul's ability to grasp the offense quickly and Paul loves the way Scott defended him. "He's a players' coach," Paul said. "I think one thing I always felt special about coach is that he always had my back. At times, I may be in the wrong, but coach was always at my back."
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