Friday , Dec , 09 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Cavs host Nets

(Sports Network) – The Cleveland Cavaliers target their second win in as many
games tonight when they welcome the New Jersey Nets to Quicken Loans Arena.

On Tuesday, LeBron James erupted for 30 points, six rebounds and six assists,
as the Cavaliers held on to defeat the Sacramento Kings, 102-97, at ARCO
Arena. Larry Hughes made eight of his 10 free throw attempts en route to a 24-
point night, while Drew Gooden and Zydrunas Ilgauskas each chipped in 14
points.

Eric Snow added nine points on 4-of-5 shooting for Cleveland, which snapped a
two-game slide and wrapped up a three-game west coast road trip at 1-2.

The Cavs made just 2-of-15 shots from the arc but held Sacramento to just 3-
of-16 from long distance

Cleveland, which will head to Milwaukee on Saturday before returning home for
four games, is 7-1 in its arena this season.

New Jersey comes in on a winning note as well after Vince Carter recorded 23
points, seven rebounds and five assists to lead the Nets past the Charlotte
Bobcats, 97-84, on Wednesday night.

Richard Jefferson had 21 points and seven boards, while Jason Kidd finished
with 11 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds for the Nets, who put the brakes
on a two-game losing streak.

New Jersey, which will host Philadelphia on Saturday, is 4-4 in its arena this
season.

The Nets won three of four from the Cavs last season, but could be at a
disadvantage tonight, as the road team in this series has lost 10 of the last
12 meetings. New Jersey has also lost six of nine and 10 of its last 14 in
Cleveland.

CLE NJN