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NBA: Cleveland 104, Minnesota 87

Oct. 30, 2009 at 10:55 PM

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- LeBron James scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds Friday in helping bring Cleveland its first win of the season -- a 104-87 triumph over Minnesota.

Mo Williams added 20 points for the Cavaliers. Cleveland had dropped its first two games, including a home loss to Boston to open the season. The Cavaliers lost only two home games all last season.

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Zydrunas Ilgauskas chipped in 15 points and Shaquille O'Neal, who's looking to become a sheriff's deputy in the Cleveland area, had six points while enjoying his first win in a Cleveland uniform.

Minnesota was led by Jonny Flynn with 17 points.

Cleveland dominated from the start, opening a seven-point lead after one period and a 10-point advantage at the break. The Cavaliers led by at least 15 throughout the fourth period.

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