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Game 7 - Nets vs. Cavaliers - Tuesday, November 9, 7:00

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It's not LeBron James in Cleveland anymore.  Nets played against him in Miami Saturday.  Now it's Booby Gibson, J.J. Hickson, Anderson Varejao and Mo Williams...all coached by Byron Scott who has plugged his starless squad into the Princeton offense.  So far, so good.  They're 3-3.  The Nets play a back-to-back, home-and-away set against the Cavaliers starting Tuesday.  In particular, James ' departure has opened up opportunities for Hickson, averaging 16.5 ppg and 5.5 rpg. Mo Williams, back from a groin injury, scored 50 points over two games this weekend, both wins and Antawn Jamison rejoins the team Tuesday as well.

For the Nets, it's about accountability and toughness.  Monday's practice apparently was a vigorous one, with a lot of screaming about no lay-ups.  Avery Johnson put a lot of blame on himself for not pushing his young charges harder. "Right now because of the team being young, all the pressure with the team should be on me," Johnson said. Terrence Williams, among others, didn't agree.  "Coach Johnson can’t take all of it and say we’re young. We have to play basketball and be tougher."

And here's a question: Will TWill get louder cheers for his flagrant on LeBron from fans in New Jersey or Cleveland?