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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Cavs vs. Celtics, Game 67

CAVS (52-15) 104, BOSTON CELTICS (41-24) 93
at Quicken Loans Arena

WHAT HAPPENED: Cavs forward LeBron James was 2 of 4 from the field for six points in the first half. In the second half, he was his dominating self, as he was 7 of 17 from the field for 24 points.

In all, he had a game-high 30 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, two steals and three blocks.

The teams have a 2-1 edge in the season series. The rivals split the season series in 2008-09, 2-2.

Forward Antawn Jamison was very good on his return from a one-game absence with stiffness in his left knee. He had 15 points, a game-high 12 rebounds and two blocks. His only negatives were that he was 1 of 7 from the 3-point line and 2 of 8 from the free-throw line.

Why is this guy shooting 43 percent from the foul line?

The Cavs clobbered the Celtics the last time they played, on Feb. 25, in Boston, 108-88.

The Celtics are one of the best road teams in the NBA at 22-12.

NOTES: The Cavs' 27 second-chance points were a season high.

-- The Cavs had just eight turnovers, one off their season low.

-- Guard Mo Williams is averaging 17.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists in his last three games. He's shooting 45 percent from the 3-point line in that span (9 of 20).

SF LeBron James (6-8, 250) vs. Paul Pierce (6-7, 235)
PF Antawn Jamison (6-9, 235) vs. Kevin Garnett (6-11, 253)
C J.J. Hickson (6-9, 242) vs. Kendrick Perkins (6-10, 265)
SG Anthony Parker (6-6, 210) vs. Ray Allen (6-6, 205)
PG Mo Williams (6-1, 190) vs. Rajon Rondo (6-1, 186)
Cavs - C Shaquille O'Neal, G Sebastian Telfair.
Celtics - F Marcus Landry, F Brian Scalabrine.
Dan Crawford, Sean Corbin, Tommy Nunez


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