Cleveland Cavaliers Team Report – March 14
=== Cleveland Cavaliers Team Report – March 14 ===
(Sports Network) – The Cavaliers have won back-to-back games after posting a
98-86 victory over the Indiana Pacers at Gund Arena on Sunday.
LeBron James poured in a game-high 35 points to pace the Cavaliers to the win.
James made 12-of-23 from the field and hit on 10-of-11 from the foul line for
the Cavaliers in the win. The All-Star also tallied five assists and five
rebounds in the contest.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas ended with 16 points and 11 rebounds while Drew Gooden
contributed 13 points and 11 boards in the win. The Cavs dominated the Pacers,
46-34, in the contest.
Cleveland picked up the win despite shooting just 42 percent, including 1-of-9
(.111) from three-point range. The Cavs drained 25-of-32 (.781) from the free
throw line, while committing just five turnovers. Cleveland caused 15 Indiana
miscues which led to 14 points. The last time the Cavs had only five turnovers
in a game was on Jan. 13, 2001, at Vancouver.
Cleveland improved to 23-8 at home this year, despite winning in Gund Arena
for only the second time in its last five tilts. Meanwhile, the Cavs are just
10-19 on the road.
The Cavs have a day off before taking on the Utah Jazz at home on Tuesday
evening. Cleveland will take on Milwaukee at the Bradley Center on Wednesday,
Philadelphia at home on Friday and Toronto on the road Sunday.
Cleveland is 13th in the league in scoring (97.3 ppg) and ninth in opponents’
scoring (95.1 ppg). The Cavs are ninth in the league in shooting percentage
(.454) and 15th in opponents’ shooting percentage (.446).