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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Cavs vs. Rockets, Game 32

CAVS (24-8) 108, HOUSTON ROCKETS (18-13) 83
at Quicken Loans Arena
TV: Fox Sports Ohio

WHAT HAPPENED: The Cavs came out on fire for the third quarter and outscored the Rockets, 32-15, to blow the game wide open.

Forward LeBron James had 29 points, while guard Mo Williams added 20.

The two teams have split the season series in each of the last four seasons.

The Cavs have won four in a row overall and 10 in a row at The Q.

NOTES: The Cavs outscored the Rockets in points in the paint, 52-16. Of course, the Rockets are without 7-6 center Yao Ming.

-- The Cavs have received at least 30 points off the bench in five consecutive games.

-- In the Cavs' four-game winning streak, all against the West, they've averaged 109 points and have shot 51 percent from the field. They've allowed 91 points a game and 40 percent shooting.

SF LeBron James vs. Shane Battier
PF J.J. Hickson vs. Luis Scola
C Shaquille O'Neal vs. Chuck Hayes
SG Anthony Parker vs. Trevor Ariza
PG Mo Williams vs. Aaron Brooks
Cavs - F Leon Powe, G Danny Green, G Coby Karl.
Rockets - G/F Chase Budinger, F Joey Dorsey, C Yao Ming.
Mike Callahan, Marc Davis, Phil Robinson


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