Sunday , Dec , 12 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Cleveland Cavaliers Team Report – December 12

=== Cleveland Cavaliers Team Report – December 12 ===

(Sports Network) – The Cleveland Cavaliers were defeated by the San Antonio
Spurs, 116-97, on Saturday at the SBC Center.

Drew Gooden’s 28 points were the most for him since coming to Cleveland. He
also grabbed nine rebounds and LeBron James scored 23 points while dishing out
10 assists for the Cavaliers, who have dropped 15 in a row in San Antonio
dating back to December 8, 1988.

Gooden came up with 18 points in the second half to help Cleveland narrow the
gap to 14. His jumper preceded a three by James that trimmed the deficit to
99-85 less than five minutes into the final stanza.

Bruce Bowen, though, held the Cavs at bay with eight consecutive Spurs points
in just over a minute to make it 107-87.

Cleveland has lost two in a row on the heels of a three-game win streak.

Cavs guard Lucious Harris did not dress because of a right knee contusion.

Cleveland will return to action on Monday against the Memphis Grizzlies.