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Friday, November 1st (All times Eastern)

Cleveland Cavaliers (1-0) at Charlotte Bobcats (0-1), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Cleveland Cavaliers will look for two in a row in this early season Friday night when they visit the Charlotte Bobcats, who will stage their home-opener at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Cavs knocked off the vaunted Brooklyn Nets Wednesday night, 98-94.

Tristan Thompson, who switched to becoming a right-handed shooter in the offseason, led the Cavs with 18 points and nine rebounds. Kyrie Irving had 15 points and nine assists, but it was a truly solid team effort.

Anderson Varejao, playing his first game after a collapsed lung ended last season prematurely, and Dion Waiters both had 11 points, Jarrett Jack netted 12 and C.J. Miles added 10 off the bench.

There was an Andrew Bynum sighting on Wednesday night, and not just in a suit on the bench. The former All-Star center, who didn't play a minute last season with the Philadelphia 76ers due to knee injuries, scored three points and grabbed three rebounds in almost eight minutes of action.

Bynum will be a game-time decision for the foreseeable future, but with this game Friday and a road contest in Indianapolis Saturday, he's not expected to play in both contests.

"We're not sure," head coach Mike Brown said after practice Thursday. "We'll evaluate him tomorrow after shoot-around and then we'll evaluate him pre-game also."

First overall pick in this summer's draft, Anthony Bennett, scored two points in his NBA debut.

The Bobcats dropped their 2013-14 season debut in Houston Wednesday night, 96-83.

In Dwight Howard's Rockets premiere, Houston out-rebounded Charlotte, 54-37. It didn't help the Bobcats that star free-agent acquisition Al Jefferson played on a gimpy ankle.

"I was a little rusty and I most definitely am not in game shape and I missed a lot of shots I would normally make," admitted Jefferson, who managed 13 points and eight rebounds Wednesday. "I haven't played in two and a half weeks, but it was just good to get back out there."

Josh McRoberts paced the Bobcats with 15 points, followed by 14 from Ramon Sessions off the bench. Kemba Walker contributed 12 points, five assists and four steals, while Gerald Henderson had 11.

New head coach Steve Clifford will make his home debut on Friday.

The Cavs took two of three last season against the Bobcats, including one of two in Charlotte. Cleveland has dropped five of seven as the visitor in this series.

11/01 10:29:12 ET

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Schedule

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Dallas85Final | Box
San Antonio «90
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Charlotte784th Qtr 3:49 | Box
Miami95TNT, FSN-SW, KTXA
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
Washington 4/20 7:00 PM ET
Chicago ABC
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
Portland 4/20 9:30 PM ET
Houston TNT, CSN-HOU
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
4th
MIA 92
CHA 75
 
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
14th
NYM 3
ATL 3
 
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
14th
PIT 2
MIL 2
 
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
12th
TAM 1
NYY 1
 
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
8th
CHC 2
CIN 8
 
8th
TEX 2
CWS 9
 
5th
OAK 2
HOU 1
 
6th
LOS 0
ARI 0
 
5th
COL 4
PHI 3
 
5th
SDP 2
SFG 4
 
7:05pm Tonight
BOS
BAL
Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
4th
MIA 92
CHA 75
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHI
WAS
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
3rd
BOS 4
DET 1
 
7:00pm Tonight
MON
TAM
10:00pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3