James shines, Cavaliers roll
By Zac Jackson
Sunday, March 14, 2010
The Cavaliers are widening the gap between themselves and the Celtics, and You Know Who is leading the way.
LeBron James had plenty of help Sunday, but he was his typically dominant self as the Cavaliers blitzed the Celtics, 104-93, in a nationally-televised game at Quicken Loans Arena.
James went for 30 points, 24 in the second half, leading five Cavaliers in double figures. Anderson Varejao scored 15 of his 17 in the first half, Mo Williams made four three-pointers on his way to 15 points, and Antwan Jamison scored 15 and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds.
The Cavaliers never trailed en route to winning for the ninth time in their last 10 games and improving to 28-9 against teams with winning records. The Celtics, losers of three of their last four, are now a game behind third-place Atlanta in the Eastern Conference standings.
And if the Celtics are going to circle the wagons over the next four weeks or so, they