NBA: Cleveland 97, Boston 89

CLEVELAND, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Rookie LeBron James had 24 points and Zydrunas Ilgauskas had 19 points and a 16 rebounds Monday as Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics, 97-89.

NBA: LA Lakers 111, Cleveland 106 (OT)

CLEVELAND, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Shaquille O'Neal scored 37 points and Gary Payton added 30 Wednesday night to lift the Los Angeles Lakers to a 111-106, overtime win over Cleveland.

NBA: Cleveland 85, Detroit 82

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Carlos Boozer had 21 points and 15 rebounds and Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 15 and nine as Cleveland held on Tuesday for an 85-82 victory over Detroit.

NBA: Cleveland 104, Washington 100

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- LeBron James had 19 of his season-high 38 points in the third quarter Sunday as the Cleveland Cavaliers posted a 104-100 win over the Washington Wizards.

NBA: Milwaukee 101, Cleveland 96

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- LeBron James missed all six of his shots and three free throws in the fourth quarter Friday night as Cleveland suffered a 101-95 loss to Milwaukee.

NBA: Cleveland 94, Miami 93

CLEVELAND, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Dejuan Wagner hit the winning shot with 7.4 seconds left Wednesday night and Ira Newble had a block at the buzzer to give Cleveland a 94-93 win over Miami.

NBA: Cleveland 99, Orlando 98

CLEVELAND, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Dajuan Wagner scored 21 points and teenager LeBron James added 16 Monday to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 99-98 victory over the Orlando Magic.

NBA: Cleveland 95, Philaldelphia 87

CLEVELAND, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Eric Williams scored 20 points to lead a balanced attack Saturday as Cleveland built a big lead and held on for a 95-87 victory over Philadelphia.

NBA: Sacramento 95, Cleveland 89

CLEVELAND, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Peja Stojakovic scored 27 of his 37 points in the second half Thursday night as Sacramento opened a six-game road trip by downing Cleveland, 95-89.

Analysis: Another loss for Bryant

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Slowly but surely, star Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has seen his position as an endorser continue to decline.

Cavaliers trade for McInnis

CLEVELAND, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired point guard Jeff McInnis from Portland Wednesday for forward Darius Miles.

NBA: Cleveland 99, Seattle 94

CLEVELAND, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Carlos Boozer matched a career high with 32 points and grabbed 20 rebounds Tuesday as Cleveland defeated Seattle, 99-94, for its third win in four games.

Ilgauskas, Ostertag suspended for fighting

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Cleveland center Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Utah center Greg Ostertag were each suspended one game without pay by the NBA on Monday for fighting.

NBA: Cleveland 102, Utah 96 (OT)

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Carlos Boozer scored 10 of his career-high 32 points in overtime Saturday night as Cleveland topped Utah, in overtime, 102-96.

NBA: Golden State 119, Cleveland 102

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Cliff Robinson hit a career-high seven three-pointers and scored 35 points Thursday night as Golden State downed the Cleveland Cavaliers, 119-102.

NBA: Cleveland 104, Seattle 96

SEATTLE, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- LeBron James had 27 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists Tuesday night as Cleveland beat the Seattle SuperSonics, 104-96.

NBA: LA Lakers 89, Cleveland 79

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Rookie Brian Cook scored 11 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter to boost the L.A. Lakers to an 89-79 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

NBA: Toronto 75, Cleveland 69

TORONTO, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Vince Carter shook off a brutal first three quarters Wednesday night and dominated down the stretch to lead Toronto past Cleveland, 75-69.

NBA: New Jersey 97, Cleveland 82

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Before its largest crowd of the season, New Jersey pulled away for a 97-82 victory over Cleveland Friday night as Jason Kidd scored 26 points.

Dwayne Wade out two weeks

MIAMI, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, who has been making a case for Rookie of the Year, will miss at least two weeks with a bone bruise in his right wrist.

NBA: Indiana 92, Cleveland 89

CLEVELAND, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Ron Artest shook off early foul trouble to score 16 of his 18 points in the second half Tuesday to lift Indiana to a 92-89 victory over Cleveland.

NBA: Cleveland 86, Portland 74

CLEVELAND, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- LeBron James, teenage rookie, continued his recent tear Sunday with 32 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists as Cleveland beat Portland. 86-74.

NBA: Chicago 87, Cleveland 80

CLEVELAND, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Kirk Hinrich made a key defensive play with less than minute remaining Friday night to boost Chicago past Cleveland, 87-80.

NBA: Orlando 113, Cleveland 101 (OT)

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Juwan Howard took over in overtime Thursday to lead Orlando to a 113-101 victory over Cleveland.

NBA: Cleveland 97, New Orleans 86

CLEVELAND, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Eric Williams scored seven straight points Tuesday to give the Cavaliers their first lead with 7:33 left on the way to a 97-86 victory over New Orleans.
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