It took extra time for something good to finally happen to the Cavaliers. It took exactly 58 minutes of playiny time for the Cavaliers to finally win (104-99) after loosing eight of their last nine games.
All that happend with the help of Devin Brown and Zydrunas Ilgauskas who scored Cleveland’s first six points in the second overtime.
“We concentrated so much on LeBron, we forgot about Zydrunas,” Milwaukee coach Larry Krystkowiak said. “When he shoots the ball like that, he’s tough to stop.”
“Every win is good for a team, especially with our struggles lately,” Lebron said. Lebron ledCleveland with 31 points
James became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 9,000 career points. He reached the plateau at 22 years, 352 days. James, who entered the game with 8,997 career points, took the record from Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who was 24 years, 127 days old when he reached 9,000.
“It’s an accomplishment,” he said. “It is the individual hard work I put in during the summer time. It translates into what I do now on the court during the season.”
Reaction from local media:
– Cavs grind out a victory (Akron Beacon Journal)
Double OT win is ugly, but no one will protest
– Cavs drop Bucks in double overtimeÂ (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
The Cavaliers were in need of a spark after lackluster play led to eight losses in their past nine games.
Reaction from Milwaukee media:
– Bucks let opportunities to win slip away (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Another one fell into the “woulda, coulda, shoulda” category Monday at Quicken Loans Arena, where the Bucks were kicking themselves after a 104-99 double-overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.