Mavericks vs Cavaliers

October 30, 2007

By Scott Burgess
Game: Wed, Oct 31, 2007 7:00 PM ET
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The Cleveland Cavaliers start the 2007 NBA season hosting the Dallas Mavericks, at the Quicken Loans Arena.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are coming off their first trip to the Finals and they’re looking to make their way back. The Cavs lost big man Scott Pollard to free agency and failed to grab anyone in the draft. They will still be in great shape with LeBron James, Larry Hughes, Zydrunas Iigauskas, Drew Gooden. Even though James can do most of the work himself, he’s got a solid starting cast behind him. The starting line up for the Cavs will be G Daniel Gibson, G Aleksandar Pavlovic, F Drew Gooden, F LeBron James and C Zydrunas Ilgauskas.

The Dallas Mavericks made a huge improvement with signing of power forward Juan Howard. Howard will come off the bench for Dirk Nowitzki, which will help tremendously because when he’s on the bench, opponents catch up. The Mavs bench is stacked with players that can come in and help, Jerry Stackhouse and Jason Terry will be able to hold their own when the starters need a break. Big man Gana Diop is the only healthy center, but has no help off the bench. DJ Mbenga is still injured and not ready to play. The starting line up for the Mavs will be G Jason Terry, G Devin Harris, F Dirk Nowitzki, F Josh Howard and C DeSagana Diop.

Bottom Line: The Mavs are going to come out strong to prove that they shouln’t have been knocked out early in last year’s playoffs. Let’s go Mavericks! To bet the NBA go to BodogLife now.

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