Pacers (3-4) vs. Cavaliers (4-4)
Offensive Efficiency: Indiana 103.1 (18th) vs. Cleveland 102.1 (22nd)
Defensive Efficiency: Indiana 105.3 (21st) vs. Cleveland 105.8 (22nd)
Pace: Indiana 98.3 (8th) vs. Cleveland 94.8 (19th)
First of what could be a few games without Mo Williams — Boobie and Razor Ramon will have to show up, and it’s going to be very important to get those Princeton sets working. Hickson must be patient from the high post.
Hibbert will be a load inside. No Varejao, so that could be a real problem.
The book on Danny Granger is to run him off that three-point line. If the Cavs fall asleep on him the way they fell asleep on Morrow in the 2nd New Jersey game, it could be a long night.
Collison is fast and wants to get to the basket. Cavs have to keep him out of transition and do a better job than they did with Devin Harris in the half-court.
Hansborough has actually been pretty effective in limited minutes — Cavs should watch out for that 2nd unit and make sure they don’t let him get them in foul trouble.
Alright, that’s all. Let’s see if the Cavs go above or below .500 tonight.