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- Apr 17, 2005
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Phoenix Suns (28-15) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (24-17)
Quicken Loans Arena
Sunday, January 29, 2006
Radio : WTAM 1100
Mike D'Antoni / Mike Brown
Steve Nash / Eric Snow
Raja Bell / Sasha Pavlovic
Boris Diaw / LeBron James
Shawn Marion / Drew Gooden
Kurt Thomas / Zydrunas Ilguaskas
Cleveland Cavaliers Bench
D Jones/D Marshall/L Jackson/A Varejao/A Henderson/M Wilks/Z Hamilton
Denver Nuggets Bench
J Jones/L Barbosa/P Burke/E House/J Jackson/D Thompson/N Tskitishvili
* lyXo's Keys to the Game *
* Control the tempo: Prevent easy transition baskets by getting back on defense. Execute half-court offense, slowing the game down and forcing them to play defense. Wear down the legs of their shooters.
* Attack the basket: Phoenix was almost killed by Joe Johnson with his inside game. We must do the same to a weak frontcourt. Play in the post. Don't settle for off-balance jumpers.
* Solid defense: If we give the Suns open looks, they'll make them. We have to challenge shots and force tough looks. We must come out with the intention on stopping them, not scoring with them.
Last meeting was a close one. We let it go in the waning moments. But that was in Phoenix. This time, in the Q, the Cavs will have the energy to handle this unfinished business. They are rolling on all cylinders, I see them winning this one.