Saturday , Mar , 27 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Cleveland Cavaliers Team Report – March 27

=== Cleveland Cavaliers Team Report – March 27 ===

(Sports Network) – The Cleveland Cavaliers hope to avoid their fifth
consecutive loss this evening when they welcome the Atlantic Division-leading
New Jersey Nets to Gund Arena.

Cleveland’s latest setback came on Friday, as it was dealt an 86-71 setback at
the hands of the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wachovia Center. LeBron James
tallied team-highs with 16 points and seven assists for the Cavaliers, who had
won seven straight prior to their current skid.

The loss also dropped Cleveland a half game behind Boston for the eighth and
final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Cleveland, which will hit the road for three games following tonight’s
contest, has dropped three at home and is 20-16 in its arena this season.

The Cavs have lost to the Nets twice already this season, but could have the
advantage tonight, as the home team in this series has won six of the last
seven meetings. New Jersey has also dropped four of its last six in Cleveland.