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Blair, Spurs coming to Pittsburgh for preseason game

By John Grupp
Saturday, July 24, 2010

Former Pitt star DeJuan Blair is coming home.

Blair and the San Antonio Spurs are slated to play the Cleveland Cavaliers in a preseason NBA game in mid-October at Petersen Events Center, according to multiple sources.

The official date will be announced when the NBA preseason schedules are released in mid-August.

Blair starred for two seasons at the University of Pittsburgh, earning first-team All-American status as a sophomore in 2008-09. He was a second-round pick of the Spurs and averaged 7.8 points and 6.4 rebounds while earning second-team All-NBA Rookie honors.

This will be the third consecutive year the Cavs have played a preseason game at the Pete, and the sixth time in the past seven years they have played in Pittsburgh. Last October, the Cavs won, 96-66, over the Dallas Mavericks, owned by Mt. Lebanon native Mark Cuban.

The 6-foot-8, 265-pound Blair, who graduated from Schenley High School, should provide additional drawing power for the game as the Cavaliers begin life in the post-LeBron James era.



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