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Friday, March 13, 2009

Is it Sasha time?

The first thing on my mind after the Cavs' 119-111 win over Phoenix on Thursday was that guard Delonte West won't likely play in tonight's game in Sacramento.

He took a hard fall on a drive to the basket and landed hard on his back. Judging by the way he gingerly walked off the court, he won't be back in action for a few days.

Luckily for the Cavs (51-13), Sasha Pavlovic stepped in and scored 16 points.

LBJ KEEPS ROLLING: Is there any question Cavs forward LeBron James will be the league's MVP?

He recorded his third consecutive triple-double against the Suns with 34 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds. He's the first player since Jason Kidd last season to record three straight triple-doubles.

The win snapped a streak of nine consecutive losses at Phoenix. The Cavs hadn’t won in Phoenix since March 10, 1999.

James had never won in five attempts in U.S. Airways Center before Thursday. It was the only NBA arena in which he’d never won.

MO ON FIRE: Guard Mo Williams added 30 points, five rebounds and three assists.

Teams are learning that they’d better game plan for Williams. He’s been on a major roll since returning from the All-Star game. In his last seven games, he's averaging 23.4 points and shooting 61.4 percent from behind the arc (27 of 44) during that span.

In two games against the Suns this season, he's averaged 37 points.

ROAD WARRIORS: The Cavs set a franchise record for road wins on Thursday with 23. It broke the old mark of 22 set by the 1991-92 team.

The franchise mark of 57 wins is also in their sights.


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