Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 1/8/12
Cavaliers (4-3) at Trail Blazers (5-2) Tip-off: 9 p.m. TV: FOX Sports Ohio HD, Cavaliers Live pre-game show at 8:30 p.m. Probable starters: C Anderson Varejao vs. Marcus Camby PF Antawn Jamison vs. LaMarcus Aldridge SF Omri Caspi vs. Gerald Wallace SG Anthony Parker vs. Wesley Matthews PG Kyrie Irving vs. Raymond Felton All-Time Series: Trail Blazers lead, 60-48, and have won two straight. Notes and Observations: Blazers are a cohesive unit with an underrated star in LaMarcus Aldridge and quietly off to an impressive start. Theyre likely to be ticked off, too, considering theyre coming off a 102-77 pummeling in Phoenix. Meanwhile, Cavs have won three of four and beat Minnesota (98-87) in the second of their seven-game road trip. That said, this is a game they should lose. They key here is to play well and not take any major steps back. The Blazers swept two meetings with the Cavs last season for the first time since 2002-03. Antawn Jamison scored 22 points and came out on winning end against Wolves Kevin Love, and will have his hands full again with Aldridge. Irving (Duke) vs. Felton (North Carolina) will be an intriguing matchup from college programs that respect, but strongly dislike, each other. Cavs will need strong performances from rookie power forward Tristan Thompson and second-year big man Samardo Samuels off bench. Neither has looked good on this trip.
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