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Cavaliers Beat the Bobcats (94-74)

Lebron James coming off his lowest scoring game so far this season scored 25 points and he wasn’t needed in the fourth quarter. This is the fifth time in the past two weeks where Lebron wasn’t needed in the fourth quarter.

The winning streak is now eight and in each the Cavs have won by at least 12 points, tying an NBA record for consecutive victories by a dozen points or more.The last team who did this was the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls. That team went 72-10 and went on to win the NBA Championship.

Charlotte had won four of its past five home games and had the firepower to beat the Cavs. The Cavaliers had 12 points lead six minutes into the game and kept the lead.

“We’re not going out there trying to blow everyone out,” James said. “We’re just getting big leads and keeping them.”

James was the primary defender against Gerald Wallace on Saturday. Wallace came in averaging 16 points, and he managed a single point.

Ben Wallace blocked three shots and had eight rebounds in 20 minutes.

Ilgauskas blocked five shots and grabbed 11 rebounds in 21 minutes. He sat out the fourth quarter and remain four rebounds shy of supplanting Brad Daugherty (5,227) as Cleveland’s career leader.

“Teams are having a hard time scoring on us, on the road and at home,” Ilgauskas said. “Get a lot of steals, contest all the shots, limit them to one shot and off to the races. We’ve been playing good basketball.”

Daniel Gibson has had his best games of the season against the Bobcats. In their first meeting on October 30, Gibson scored 25 points on 10-for-14 shooting. Last night he had 22-points on a 9-13 shooting (3-4 from the three points line) in 31 minutes.

The Cavaliers, now 17-3 and off to the best start in franchise history, return to The Q for a Tuesday night matchup with the Raptors.

NBA highlights From December 6th

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Cavaliers Blow Out Thunder

Lebron James played a career low 17 minutes- adding 14 points and three blocks. Zydrunas Ilgauskas led the team with 17 points in just 13 minutes during the Cavaliers dismantiling of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Cavaliers started the game with 13 points lead and coasted home from there. By half time, they were up by 34-points, the biggest lead in franchise history.

“We want to come out and win every game,” asserted James. “Right now we are playing the best basketball we’e played in a long time. We have to continue this hunger and showcase our talent every time we go out.”

J.J. Hickson played career-high 31 minutes and finished with a career-high 14 points and game-high four blocked shots off the bench.

The Cavaliers’ 12-3 start – including a perfect 8-0 record at home – is the best start in franchise history. They passed the 1976-77 and 1988-89 teams that began the season 11-3 before dropping their fourth game.

“Most teams go through some sort of hot streak during the course of a season, but the depth of domination the Cavaliers are displaying these days is getting historic.” The Cavaliers beat reporter Brian Windhorst said.

“It’s not just that they are winning or that they are blowing team after team out, but they are excelling in nearly every phase of the game.”

“It just goes to show how well equipped this team is, how focused we are night in and night out,” Mo Williams said. “Even the rookies have come in and played really well.”

NBA highlights for November 26th:

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Lebron’s 41 too much for Bulls (106-97)

For the second straight game in four days, Lebron James dropped 41 points on Chicago and led the Cavaliers to beat the Bulls 106-97.

Lebron scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter to start a 15-0 run as the Cavaliers turned a three-point deficit into an 89-77 lead. He dropped three three-pointers in the fourth quarter, two of them after Chicago cut it to two in the closing minutes. He scored 16 of his 41 points in the fourth.

“The fourth quarter is where I make my name,” said James. “I may not be able to do it every night but did it tonight. With the new guys and the bench we have, I’m comfortable coming out for a spell. Tonight I even asked to come out. Then, when I come back in with six minutes left, I can go at it strong for the rest of the game.”

“When you come into somebody’s building and make big shots like that to quiet the crowd, those bring smiles to my face,” said James, “That’s just how I’ve been playing lately. I’ve just been trying to keep a smile on my face and dominate at the same time.”

Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 16 points, Ben Wallace finished with seven points, going 3-of-4 from the floor with four boards.

“Even though we’ve seen him do some of this stuff over and over again, some of the stuff just catches you off guard,” Ben Wallace said. “You’re not really expecting it.”

Mo Williams had 11 points and a team-high seven assists. Anderson Varejao added another 13 points

Kirk Hinrich will miss up to three months with a thumb injury.

The Cavaliers play the next three at The Q – beginning with a Tuesday matchup with Milwaukee.

NBA highlights From November 8th

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