Oct 30, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Lavoy Allen (50) shoots a jump shot over the defense of Miami Heat forward Rashard Lewis (9) during the fourth quarter at Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Heat 114-110. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Pregame: Sixers vs Cavailers


I might get a picture of Lavoy Allen’s jump shot tattooed on my chest after I saw him make a three the other night, just saying.

Man, I’m not going to lie. After the Sixers won four games in a row (I typed lost four games in a row at first), I was in no ways any part of “Team Chill”. After the Sixers got thumped, 126-95 last night by the T’Wolves, I feel a little better. It will probably take something like a 10 game losing streak for me to ever be a part of “Team Chill” again, but that’s okay.

Tonight, the Sixers (12-22) take on the Cavaliers (11-23) in Philadelphia. Yup, we all know by now that the Cavaliers got rid of Andrew Bynum and received Luol Deng in exchange.

However, it doesn’t look as if Deng will make his debut with the Cavaliers tonight. Much to my chagrin. This whole “tanking” thing has ruined me and I cannot be happy with any victories. Particularly after a four game winning streak. But, nothing a long string of losses won’t fix.

Also, Kyrie Irving is questionable tonight with a bruised left knee. Irving, who is the leading scorer for the Cavs at 22.0 PPG, has missed the last three games. The Cavaliers are only averaging a porous 82.3 points per game without Irving. But, don’t fret, Cleveland has someone who is more than willing to pick up the slack for Cleveland.

Dion Waiters, is who I’m referring too, of course. It probably helps that Waiters is averaging 21.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals in two meetings against Philadelphia this season. Waiters is a Philadelphia native and a former teammate of our beloved, Michael Carter-Williams.

Tony Wroten missed last nights game with flu-like symptoms. As a Tony Wroten super-fan, I am very concerned if he will be playing tonight. So, I reached out to Sixers Beat Reporter, Keith Pompey for more on Wroten.

Well, guess we will all have to wait and find out!

If not, we will all have to deal with Evan Turner pounding the ball into the ground for 24 seconds a possession.

Oh yeah, keep an eye on Lavoy Allen tonight also. He has been performing extremely well lately, but he was limited last night due to early foul trouble.

I’ll be watching to see how much Daniel Orton plays. He played a huge role in the victory against the Sacramento Kings and I see his development coming along much faster than expected.

You won’t have to keep an eye on it, but I’m interested to see how long Thaddeus Young can keep this tear on. Arguably, he’s playing the best basketball of his seven year career right now.

I’ll take the Cavaliers in this one. Dion Waiters is bound to have a big game and I don’t personally believe the Sixers can keep up with the Cavaliers front court.

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