Cleveland Cavaliers Team Report – January 16
=== Cleveland Cavaliers Team Report – January 16 ===
(Sports Network) – LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers continue their
season-long six-game road trip this evening, when they battle the Seattle
SuperSonics at KeyArena.
Cleveland has split its first two contests on the road swing, including an
84-71 victory over Utah at the Delta Center on Saturday night. James scored 27
points, grabbed eight rebounds and handed out five assists to pace the Cavs to
James hit a pair of free throws late in the contest that gave him 2,500 career
points. The second-year star is the second-fastest player in NBA history to
reach 2,500 points while having 700 assists and 700 rebounds. James managed
the feat in 113 games, while Oscar Robertson did it in 83 contests.
Jeff McInnis added 24 points for Cleveland, which trailed by as many as 19
points before rallying for its seventh win in nine outings. Zydrunas
Ilgauskas registered 11 points in the contest.
Cleveland shot 41 percent from the field, including 3-of-14 (.214) from three-
point range. The Cavs hit 27-of-43 (.628) from the free throw line.
The Cavaliers, who sit atop the Central Division, have won three of their last
four road contests to improve to 8-10 in foreign buildings.
Cleveland swept a pair of meetings between these squads last season. The
Cavaliers have won three in a row in this set on the heels of a 15-game losing
streak. Cleveland has won its last two trips to Seattle.