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Cavaliers Schedule 2012: Cleveland Face Tough In-Week Back To Back

The Cavs start the week against the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers before taking on Milwaukee and Philadelphia on the weekend.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are still stuck in limbo for the moment as their record has fallen to 9-13 even as they beat the defending champion Dallas Mavericks on Saturday. Rookie sensation Kyrie Irving and the Cavs have another tough week ahead of them as they seek to make it to .500 and try and get some form and perhaps even a low playoff spot in the future.

The Cavs start the week on Tuesday with a trip to South Beach to take their talents to the Miami Heat. Every LeBron James revenge game seems to be a fiery affair, so we're guaranteed some entertaining basketball. The Cavs lost their other trip this season to Miami 92-85. It's going to be tough, since Miami at 18-6 have tied the best start in the history of their franchise. The 'Big Three' seem to be clicking wonderfully this season.

Wednesday the Cavs go from the Big Three to a Big Two as they welcome the 14-7 'Lob City' Los Angeles Clippers into Cleveland. Blake Griffin and Chris Paul alongside a great supporting cast that now features Kenyon Martin -- assuming he'll ever be able to get out of that Chinese contract of course -- have put together quite a season for the Lakers' sister team and on the second leg of a back to back it'll be a test for Cleveland to escape, even at home.

The weekend will bring another back to back for the Cavs, they face Milwaukee and Philadelphia on Friday and Saturday respectively.

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