Offensive Efficiency: Cleveland 96.6 (26th) vs. Philadelphia 99.8 (21st)
Defensive Efficiency: Cleveland 105.6 (20th) vs. Philadelphia 98.5 (6th)
Pace: Cleveland 94.3 (22nd) vs. Philadelphia 97.0 (18th)
-The keys to this one will be slowing down Philadelphia’s frontcourt (Elton Brand is actually not sucking, like, at all, and Thad Young is a good player), keeping Lou Williams from doing too much damage in the limited amount of time the 6ers give him, and finding ways to score on Philly’s surprisingly stingy defense.
It’s an athletic team, so every mistake the Cavs make is going to bite them. Hopefully Mo will start to settle in tonight, J.J. can take it right to their frontcourt, and the Cavs can get back to fundamentals on defense. I’ll be in the dime tonight, so come say hi.