Wednesday , Mar , 17 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Cleveland Cavaliers Team Report – March 17

=== Cleveland Cavaliers Team Report – March 17 ===

(Sports Network) – Zydrunas Ilgauskas had game-highs of 24 points and 17
rebounds to lead Cleveland to a 111-87 pasting over Chicago on Tuesday at Gund
Arena.

Carlos Boozer scored 22 points and hauled in 13 boards for the Cavaliers, who
extended their season-high winning streak to seven games. Cleveland is in the
midst of its longest winning stretch since the club won 10 straight games from
November 21 to December 11, 1997.

Cleveland’s 31 wins are the most since 1999-00 when the Cavs went 32-50.

The Cavaliers, who are 11-3 since the All-Star break, are currently the sixth
seed in the Eastern Conference and are looking to make the playoffs for the
first time since the 1997-98 campaign.

LeBron James added 17 points and eight assists while Jeff McInnins scored 15
and handed out seven assists in the win.

The Cavaliers improved to 17-8 since acquiring McInnis from Portland on
January 21 for Darius Miles.

Cleveland, which played the second leg of a five-game homestand on Tuesday,
won its sixth straight at home and is 20-13 in its gym this season.

The Cavs will return to action on Friday when they continue their five-game
homestand against the Utah Jazz.

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