Cleveland Cavaliers Team Report – January 31
=== Cleveland Cavaliers Team Report – January 31 ===
(Sports Network) – Despite playing without star forward LeBron James, the
Cavaliers registered a 104-87 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at Gund Arena
Drew Gooden registered a career-high 33 points and 11 rebounds to lead the
Cavs to the victory. Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 11 of his 28 during a game-
changing fourth quarter run for the Cavs.
Gooden has been outstanding in the last three contests, averaging 27 points
and 12 rebounds. For the year, the talented forward is registering 15 points
and 9.6 boards per contest. Gooden is doing its best to make up for James, who
is posting team highs in points (25.0 ppg) and assists (7.6 apg), while
recording 7.4 rebounds per game.
The Cavaliers were playing for the second straight game without James, who
suffered a sprained ankle Wednesday night. They trailed by five points after
three quarters, but outscored the Bucks 32-10 over the final 12 minutes for
Jeff McInnis scored 16 points with 15 assists in the victory, Cleveland’s
fifth in nine games. Ilgauskas added a game-high 18 rebounds.
Cleveland drained 43 percent from the field, including 4-of-13 (.308) from
three-point range. The Cavs drained 26-of-27 (.963) from the free throw line
in the contest.
Cleveland dominated the Bucks, 48-31, on the glass in the contest. The
Cavaliers committed 14 turnovers in the winning effort.
James may well play against Orlando at TD Waterhouse Centre on Tuesday night.
The Cavs will continue their week in Miami on Thursday and then close it out
on Saturday at home versus the Magic.