CIMO. Posted January 9, 2009 Report Share Posted January 9, 2009 Just in case some of you still haven't jumped on the Cavs' wagon. The two best teams in the East facing off tonight on ESPN. The Celtics have been dropping games lately but I wouldn't call it a slump, this will still be a good game. From the AP... They lost for the sixth time in eight games on Wednesday night, an 89-85 defeat at home to the Houston Rockets, who held Boston to 11 points in the fourth quarter. After blasting to a 27-2 start, the Celtics appear physically tired and have begun to show the strain of having to live up to their title every night. But a visit to Cleveland, where 20,000 screaming fans have helped the Cavs build an 18-0 record at Quicken Loans Arena, could be just what the Celtics need to shake them from their funk. "That's not a bad test for us,'' Boston coach Doc Rivers said. "It's going to be a tough game. They're playing unbelievable basketball. Maybe it will be something to get us going. Who knows?'' The Celtics won round 1 in Boston, 90-85. But it's a different team now... The Cavs were just getting to know each other when the teams met in October. Williams was making his Cleveland debut following a summer trade, Anderson Varejao was coming off the bench and rookie J.J. Hickson was not in the rotation. But the injury to Ilgauskas has changed the club's makeup, James acknowledged. "We're much better defensively, offensively, we've learned so much being together,'' James said. "It was the first rendition of what we thought we could become. It was a tough challenge for us. But we did have Z. So tomorrow we'll see who steps up, but losing Z hurts us a little bit.'' Ilgauskas is supposed to be out til February so they'll be relying on Varejao and the rookie JJ Hickson in the post. Hopefully we get another home win and this part of the board picks up. Browns fans suffered enough last season, time to watch a team you can be proud of. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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