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Game Thread #10: Cleveland Cavaliers at Indiana Pacers

Indiana Pacers
8-4 5-4
Novermber 20, 2009 - 7:00PM EST
Conseco Fieldhouse
Radio: 1070AM WFNI TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Probable starters:
Mo Williams PG T.J. Ford
Anthony Parker SG Brandon Rush
LeBron James SF Dahntay Jones
J.J. Hickson PF Danny Granger
Zydrunas Ilgauskas C Roy Hibbert

The Indiana Pacers try to start up a fresh winning streak when they take on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at Conseco Fieldhouse. Yes, one can be a winning streak.

The Pacers should have no problem getting up for this one, with a capacity crowd electrifying the joint they'll need to tap into that energy to keep Mo Williams in check and then make sure LeBron doesn't just take over the game and single-handedly carry the Cavs to a win. Last year, Danny Granger was real feisty with LeBron and seemed to relish the challenge. Even got the better of him for a win in one of the games. I'm expecting much of the same tonight.

LeBron will be playing with a minor wrist injury and without Shaq and Anderson Varejao in the front court. Now I'm not advocating dirty play here, but if JOB simply lets Tyler Hansbrough play for a few minutes with LeBron on the court, there's a pretty good chance that Bron's wrist may be left worse for wear after a few minutes. Just a thought.

For a Cleveland perspective check out Fear The Sword and Cavs: The Blog

Please leave your comments and observations on the game in the comments. As always, pop open an extra browser to follow Bruno's live blog. Also, after the jump, an update from the Tweet-Master General of the Pacers locker room, T.J. Ford.

Earlier today, T.J. Ford tweeted about he and Dahntay Jones.

False statement about @tj_ford @dahntay1 having beef.. We're family headed for the same goals.. My man since college..

Personally, I never thought the two players had a beef based on the failed fast break in question early in the Knicks game on Wednesday. I just didn't like T.J.'s public dramatics over Dahntay making a poor judgment on the break.