Wednesday , Mar , 31 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Cleveland Cavaliers Team Report – March 31

=== Cleveland Cavaliers Team Report – March 31 ===

(Sports Network) – The Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Dallas Mavericks,
126-109, on Tuesday at American Airlines Center.

LeBron James paced the Cavaliers with 28 points, only eight of which came in
the second half. Cleveland, mired in a five-game slide, got 23 points and 20
rebounds from Carlos Boozer and now trail Boston for the eighth and final spot
in the East by two games.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 26 points, while Lee Nailon posted 23 points and
seven boards in his first start of the season for the Cavs.

The Cavaliers are off until Friday when they visit the Milwaukee Bucks.
Cleveland is 1-1 against Milwaukee this season. The teams will meet again on
April 12th at Gund Arena.

James has scored in double digits in 21 straight games. He has averaged 21.4
points in his last 10 contests.

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