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NBA: Cleveland 97, Philadelphia 91

Nov. 22, 2009 at 12:16 AM   |   Comments

CLEVELAND, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Cleveland had 32 points and seven rebounds from LeBron James and got past stubborn Philadelphia 97-91 Saturday.

Philadelphia lost its shooting hand in the fourth quarter and Cleveland took the lead for good midway through the final period.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas hit a jumper that broke an 85-85 tie and gave Cleveland a lead it did not relinquish the rest of the way. A pair of buckets by Jamario Moon and a layup by James put Cleveland ahead 93-85 with just under 4 minutes to play.

Ilgauskas finished the night with 13 points. Mo Williams added 18 points and eight rebounds.

The Sixers, who shot 4-for-23 in the final 12 minutes, were led by Lou Williams' 22 points. Thaddeus Young scored 21 and Eldon Brand added 18.

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