Z soars in win over Clips
The Cavaliers blew the Los Angeles Clippers off the court in the fourth quarter in their 103-95 victory on Sunday at the Staples Center.
The Cavs outscored the Clippers, 31-20, in the fourth quarter. They trailed after three quarters, 75-72, before center Zydrunas Ilgauskas got hot in the late going.
The 7-foot-3, 260-pounder paced the Cavs with a season-high 25 points. He had just six rebounds – the first time this season he’s had fewer than 12 rebounds in a game.
He’s really played well this season. The worry is that he’ll wear down if he keeps playing major minutes like he did on Sunday (39).
Ilgauskas went into the game ranked fourth in the NBA in rebounds (14.3), just one notch behind Clippers center Chris Kaman.
Cleveland fans will remember how well Kaman played for Central Michigan at the Mid-American Conference tournament at Quicken Loans Arena his senior year. He’s since come into his own in the NBA.
The Cavs are now 4-3 overall, 3-2 on the West Coast trip. It ends tonight in Denver.