NBA: Cleveland 108, Houston 83

Dec. 27, 2009 at 10:45 PM
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CLEVELAND, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Cleveland bolted from a slim halftime lead with a 32-15 third quarter Sunday on the way to a 108-83 victory over the Houston Rockets.

The Cavaliers led 51-48 at the break and 83-63 entering the fourth quarter.

LeBron James led the win with 29 points, six assists and five rebounds.

James scored the first eight points in the third-quarter surge.

Mo Williams scored 20 points, Shaquille O'Neal had 13 and Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 12 for the Cavaliers, who have won four in a row.

Aaron Brooks led Houston with 23 points.

Trevor Ariza and Carl Landry, the only other players in double figures, scored 11 points apiece for the Rockets, who had won four of five.

Cleveland shot 47.3 percent from the field to Houston's 32.9 percent.

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