Warriors-Cavaliers: What to watch for

January 17, 2012, 7:26 pm
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The Warriors will get a look at the improved ClevelandCavaliers on Tuesday and Rookie of the Year candidate Kyrie Irving. TheWarriors won their first road game of the season on Sunday, defeating thePistons in Detroit, and now try to make it two in a row against theCavs.Here are a few things to look for:

Control Irving: Irving has establishedhimself as the future in Cleveland. He already may be the best player on theirteam, and hes shown he can make teammates better. With Stephen Curry doubtful,its likely that Charles Jenkins will get the call against Irving.Go to Lee: Warriors power forward DavidLee has been effective in recent games, taking advantage of his opposite number.He would seem to have an advantage against Antawn Jamison in the low block. Thechallenge for Lee will be at the other end of the floor.Bench play: The Warriors gotcontributions from substitutes Nate Robinson, Ekpe Udoh and Brandon Rush in awin over Detroit on Sunday. When the Warriors bench contributes, theyre amuch more difficult team to beat.

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