Cavs coach Mike Brown has been harping on guard/forward Wally Szczerbiak to bang on the boards.
He keeps saying what a strong guy Szczerbiak was. Brown was thrilled on Saturday that Szczerbiak had eight points and a season-high six rebounds in the Cavs' 110-96 victory over Atlanta.
"I've been challenging Wally to rebound the basketball and it was good to see him go out tonight and get six rebounds," Brown said. "That's something we need from him. We know he can make shots. We know he has to be guarded. Now, he has to make sure he keeps doing the little things."
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Center Zydrunas Ilgauskas has scored in double figures in all 13 games this season and 26 consecutive games dating back to last season.
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The Cavs shot 50.6 percent from the field (41 of 81). It was the third time this season they shot better than 50 percent. They lead the Eastern Conference in field-goal percentage.
They also shot a season-high 91.3 percent from the free-throw line (21 of 23).