Seattle finishes four-game road trip in Cleveland
=== Seattle finishes four-game road trip in Cleveland ===
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – The Cleveland Cavaliers will be shorthanded
tonight when they welcome Ray Allen and the Seattle SuperSonics to Gund Arena.
Earlier this season, Cleveland defeated the Sonics, 104-96, on January 13,
2004 at KeyArena.
Cleveland’s rookie phenom LeBron James has a sprained right ankle and is
doubtful for tonight’s game. James suffered the injury in the waning seconds
of regulation in Saturday’s overtime win over Utah.
The Cavaliers, who open a five-game homestand tonight, will definitely be
without center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who was suspended one game for throwing a
punch at Utah center Greg Ostertag during Saturday’s game.
Carlos Boozer scored a career-high 32 points, 21 of which came in the fourth
quarter and overtime, and grabbed 18 rebounds as the Cavaliers rallied
late to stun Utah, 102-96, and earn the team’s first-ever win in 13 tries at
the Delta Center. With the win, Cleveland finished its six-game road trip with
a 2-4 record.
James finished with 29 points and seven rebounds for the Cavaliers, who
have won two of three.
Cleveland won in Utah for the first time since a 113-110 overtime victory over
the Jazz at the Salt Palace on December 11, 1989.
The Cavs, who have won two of their last three at home, are 9-8 as the host
Seattle finishes a four-game road trip tonight. The Sonics, who are currently
1-2 on the swing, have won eight in a row at Cleveland.
On Monday, Allen poured in a game-high 28 points and grabbed seven rebounds to
lead the SuperSonics to a 90-81 win over the Philadelphia 76ers at the
Vladimir Radmanovic added 15 points and Rashard Lewis chipped in 12 in the win
for the SuperSonics, who snapped a four-game losing streak.
The Sonics are 9-10 on the road this season.
The road team has won the last four meetings in this series.