Cleveland Cavaliers Team Report – December 27
=== Cleveland Cavaliers Team Report – December 27 ===
(Sports Network) – LeBron James scored 22 points and came one rebound shy of
his first career triple double, as the Cleveland Cavaliers fought off the
pesky New Orleans Hornets, 100-91.
James added nine rebounds and a career-high 14 assists for the Cavaliers, who
ended the game with a 19-4 run to capture a much-needed win. Cleveland had
lost three of four coming into this one, but improved to 11-2 at Gund Arena.
New Orleans grabbed an 87-81 lead with 5:54 left in the game on a Dan Dickau
field goal. But Jeff McInnis had eight of his 16 points in the fourth quarter,
and his three-pointer with 1:29 left put the Cavaliers up 95-89.
After two P.J. Brown free throws got the Hornets within 95-91, Eric Snow hit
his first three-pointer of the season with a minute left that gave Cleveland a
98-91 advantage, and ended the suspense.
McInnis added 10 assists for the Cavaliers, while Zydrunas Ilgauskas had 11
The Cavs return to action on Tuesday versus the Atlanta Hawks at Philips