Playoff Perfect: LeBron, Cavs down Nets
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – LeBron James continued to amaze in the
playoffs with 36 points and 12 assists, as the Cavaliers remained perfect in
this year’s postseason with a 102-92 victory over New Jersey in Game 2 of
their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Sasha Pavlovic added 17 points for Cleveland, which won its 10th straight
game going back to the regular season. Drew Gooden was a force inside with 10
points and 14 rebounds for the Cavs, who won Game 1, 81-77, and again used a
big rebounding advantage to win on Tuesday. Zydrunas Ilgauskas had 13 points
and nine boards for the Cavaliers, who had a 49-32 advantage on the glass.
Vince Carter had 26 points for the Nets, who lost despite shooting 52.3
percent from the floor. Jason Kidd ended with 17 points, 10 rebounds and eight
assists, but also had eight of New Jersey’s 17 turnovers. Richard Jefferson
had 22 points and eight boards in a losing cause.
Game 3 of the best-of-seven series is Saturday at Continental Airlines Arena.