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Cleveland's backup plan

The Cavs lack an elite big man, but compensate with a versatile duo off the bench

Updated: April 21, 2009, 3:31 PM ET
By Chris Broussard | ESPN The Magazine

The Cleveland Cavaliers are the NBA's only true title contender lacking an elite big man. The Los Angeles Lakers have Pau Gasol, the Orlando Magic have Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets have Yao Ming. The Boston Celtics' title hopes vanished with the knee injury to their own interior All-Star, Kevin Garnett.

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