Cavs vs. Kings, Game 74
at Quicken Loans Arena
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
WHAT HAPPENED: The fans came out to show their love for Zydrunas Ilgauskas. It was an unbelievable display, a defining moment of the 2009-10 season.
LeBron James led all scorers with 34 points. Sixteen of them came in the third quarter.
The Kings were playing with just eight healthy bodies by the end of the game. Guard Tyreke Evans, a leading candidate to win the Rookie of the Year award, was sidelined with a concussion. He's averaging 20.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.6 assists.
Of course, the Cavs' bench was a bit depleted. Forward/center Anderson Varejao was out with a pulled hamstring. He's a candidate for Sixth Man of the Year for a reason. He is a valuable member of the team that provides energy off the bench.
NOTES: Sunday's win secures the second most wins in franchise history. Only last year's 66-win team is better. The Cavs need to win all eight to tie last year's mark.
-- The Cavs finished 23-7 vs. the West, 14-1 at home.
-- They were 10-0 vs. the Pacific Division. That has never happened except for the lockout season.
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS
SF LeBron James (6-8, 250) vs. Dominic McGuire (6-9, 220)
PF Antawn Jamison (6-9, 235) vs. Carl Landry (6-9, 248)
C J.J. Hickson (6-9, 242) vs. Jason Thompson (6-11, 250)
SG Anthony Parker (6-6, 210) vs. Donte Greene (6-11, 226)
PG Mo Williams (6-1, 190) vs. Beno Udrih (6-3, 205)
Cavs - C Shaquille O'Neal, G Sebastian Telfair, F/C Anderson Varejao.
Kings - G Tyreke Evans, G Francisco Garcia
Ken Mauer, Tony Brown, Gary Zielinski