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â€œWe’ve got so much confidence, we’re riding on an all-time high right now,â€ James said after the game â€œThis is the most fun I’ve had in my two and half years.â€
Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 20 of his 22 points in the first half, James added 16 and the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to their fifth straight easy win at home, 102-84 over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.
With their sixth consecutive victory, the Cavs improved to 7-2, matching the second-best start in franchise history. Only Cleveland’s 1976-77 squad, which started 8-0, has opened better.
Drew Gooden added 15 points, Damon Jones made five 3-pointers, Larry Hughes had 12 points and Jackson had the night’s nicest pass for the Cavs, who are 5-0 at Quicken Loans Arena, winning each game by an average 20 points.
Orlando Magic heading into the game, led the NBA in defense and were second in rebounding. The Cavs not only scored 102, 15 above Orlando’s defensive average, they also out rebounded them 54-40.
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