Cleveland Cavaliers Team Report – March 2
=== Cleveland Cavaliers Team Report – March 2 ===
(Sports Network) – The Cleveland Cavaliers suffered a 92-81 loss to Central
Division rival Chicago on Monday at the United Center.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Cleveland, which lost for
only the second time in six games. The Cavaliers, who are battling for a
playoff spot in the weak Eastern Conference, also received 18 points from
rookie phenom LeBron James.
Carlos Boozer finished with 12 points and 13 boards for Cleveland in the
defeat. The Cavaliers fell to 8-23 on the road this season. Cleveland ended
a three-game road trip with a record of 1-2.
The Cavaliers made hit just 1-of-12 of their attempts from three-point range
in the loss.
Cleveland is off until Wednesday when it hosts the Atlanta Hawks. The
Cavaliers lost 92-83 to the Hawks on November 22, 2003 at Atlanta, while
Cleveland beat the Hawks, 95-85, on December 6 at Gund Arena.
Ilgauskas has scored in double digits in 13 straight games. He is averaging
17.5 points and 9.7 rebounds in that span.