Thursday , Mar , 09 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

James, Cavs getting ready for postseason

(Sports Network) – The Cleveland Cavaliers ended a five-game losing streak
last week, and are now on the verge of posting their fifth straight win.

Cleveland opened a four-game road trip Wednesday night in Toronto and handed
the Raptors a heart-breaking 98-97 loss, as Damon Jones hit the game-winning
three as time expired.

Jones, who is allegedly involved in a sexual assault case, missed practice on
Monday with flu-like symptoms but showed no signs of fatigue in his 20 minutes
of work in a home-and-home sweep of the Raptors.

Star LeBron James poured in 35 points for the fourth-seeded Cavs, who will now
travel to Orlando on Friday before trips to Miami and Dallas. Cleveland is 7-4
in its last 11 road games and 13-16 away from Quicken Loans Arena.

James, an MVP candidate, leads the Cavaliers in scoring (30.6 pts), assists
(6.8) and steals (1.5) per game.

After Cleveland completes its four-game road trip, it will host four
consecutive games. The Cavs will welcome Portland, the Los Angles Lakers,
Charlotte and Boston at Quicken Loans Arena.

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