Sunday , Mar , 19 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Cavs getting hot at right time

(Sports Network) – The Cleveland Cavaliers will resume a four-game homestand
this afternoon when they host Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers at
Quicken Loans Arena.

Cleveland opened the homestand with Friday’s 99-84 win over the Portland Trail
Blazers. LeBron James posted 27 points, nine rebounds and six steals to lead
the Cavaliers

Drew Gooden scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the
Cavaliers, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Ronald Murray scored 16
points, and Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 15.

The fourth-seeded Cavs have won three straight at home and own a 23-10 record
as the host this season.

Much of that success should be credited to James, who averages 30.8 points,
7.2 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game.

Sunday’s game will feature the top two stars in the NBA in Bryant and James.
Bryant leads the league in scoring with 34.6 points per contest.

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