Saturday night’s game against the Philadelphia Sixers was one of the most exciting games this year. That is if you didn’t turn it off at halftime. While both teams kept on scoring, it seemed as though nothing was going to stop the trio, Iverson, Webber and Korver. But remember, we have the King, along with what is becoming, the next best thing, Larry Hughes. Both, along with Damon Jones four free throws down the stretch, helped seal a come from behind Cleveland Cavaliers 123-120 victory.
“LeBron is amazing,” said Cavaliers coach Mike Brown. “We didn’t do anything tricky down the stretch. We put the ball in his hands and he helped win the game for us. This guy is making me look like I can coach.” James had 36 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his first triple-double of the season, “It’s one of the biggest wins I’ve had in my three years here,” James said. “I wanted to give us an opportunity to try to win. It doesn’t matter how many points were down, we just kept saying, ‘Win the ballgame, by any means necessary.”’
Larry Hughes scored a season-high 37 points, including five 3-pointers, and Drew Gooden added 16 for the Cavaliers, who won their seventh straight. Allen Iverson led Philadelphia with 37 points, and Chris Webber added 26 points and 11 rebounds.
Note: The Sixers’ 66 points in the first half tied the team’s season-high for points in a half, and the Cavaliers set a season-high with 66 points in the second half. Iverson and Webber both recorded double doubles for the second time this season. Iverson had 12 assists.
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