The Cleveland Cavaliers made it out of the week proper with a win and a loss, losing once again to the hated Miami Heat but beating the upstart Los Angeles Clippers. The Cavs have another back to back on the weekend, starting Friday when the Milwaukee Bucks come to town.
The Bucks are having an up and down season at 11-14 right now including three losses in their last five games. Their promising young player Brandon Jennings has provided some excitement as the season has gone along, but it looks like he might be on the fast track out of Milwaukee, leaving them back at square one if he bails. The Cavs and Bucks haven't faced off yet this season.
Saturday sees the Cavaliers welcome the Philadelphia 76ers into town. Philly have had a fantastic season so far, with basketball that hasn't looked so good in the city of Brotherly Love since Allen Iverson was still in his prime. At 18-8, you'll be hard pressed to find a team that's completed as good a turnaround in the lockout season as the 76ers. They even have their first all star since Iverson was on the team in 2006!
The 10-14 Cavaliers have quite a bit of work to do, but the game against the Bucks should be a good stepping stone for trying to eventually boost themselves to .500 basketball.
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