Sunday, December 28, 2014

Looking for win No. 10

That's what the 76ers are after tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers, their 10th win of this season, in this, their 22nd game of the season. The Cavaliers are playing for their 19th win of the season, in this, their 22nd game of the season.

Looking for win No. 10

That's what the 76ers are after tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers, their 10th win of this season, in this, their 22nd game of the season. The Cavaliers are playing for their 19th win of the season, in this, their 22nd game of the season.

Not an easy task. Not with LeBron James on the floor. Not with an improved set of guys around him.

At Sixers practice at PCOM, the two guys likely to spend the bulk of the minutes on James -- Andre Iguodala and Thaddeus Young -- acknowledged James's dominance. Iguodala said he would try to run James off as many screens as possible, include him in pick-and-roll plays, just generally put him in a lot of the action on the defensive end of the floor.

If you want to read the LeBron James-comes-to-town article, click here: LeBron James.

If you want to chat this afternoon in advance of the Sixers vs. Cavaliers game, click here: Sixers Chat.

We'll be chatting at 3:30 p.m. Tonight's game starts at the Wachovia Center at 8 o'clock.

Here are a few topics: Donyell Marshall, why hasn't he been playing? Samuel Dalembert, is this slump something he has done, or just a result of fewer minutes? How did Marreese Speights do in his first two starts? The injuries to Dalembert, Brand, Williams ... Is Brand back? How will the team play with him back in the lineup?

Shall we go on? We could. We'll save it for this afternoon ...

--Kate

About this blog

Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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