Friday, October 12, 2007

Cleveland Update

Eric Williams of The News Tribune was the only beat writer to travel with the Sonics to Cleveland and Indiana. He reports in his blog the complete starting lineup for tonight's game, as well as the news that Delonte West will not play because of a lower back strain. (Luke Ridnour, with his recently broken nose, and Robert Swift, due to patella tendinitis, are both also out.)

The Cavaliers played last night, also at Quicken Loans Arena, beating Detroit 96-90. Cleveland Head Coach Mike Brown played a pretty regular rotation, with his starters all playing upwards of 20 minutes, so we might not see them much tonight. After the game, the Cavaliers are headed to China for the NBA China Games.

For the Sonics, P.J. Carlesimo's emphasis will once again be on improvement at the defensive end of the floor after he was disappointed by the team's performance in Sacramento - particularly in terms of sending the Kings to the free-throw line.

Tip-off is at 4:30 p.m. on KTTH 770 AM. After some difficulty with the online feed in the opener, we should have that resolved tonight, so check out SUPERSONICS.COM if you're still at work and don't have access to a radio.