LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Zydrunas Ilgauskas hit a turnaround jumper with 2.8 seconds left Wednesday night, and Darius Miles scored 15 points in his debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who posted a 98-96 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Los Angeles dealt Miles to Cleveland for guards Andre Miller and Bryant Stith in the offseason. The 21-year-old forward was upset with the trade, but exacted some revenge in his first game against his former team, collecting 5-of-11 shots and collected five rebounds and three assists.
The 7-3 Ilgauskas lifted the team to victory with 19 points and nine rebounds.
Los Angeles forged a 96-96 tie when Corey Maggette followed in a bad miss by Michael Olowokandi with seven seconds left. After Cleveland called timeout, Ilgauskas received the inbounds pass on the left side of the lane before stepping back and burying a fadeaway jumper over Olowokandi from just inside the free-throw line. The shot capped a strong effort from Ilgauskas, who missed Tuesday's season opener while serving a one-game suspension for a drunk driving incident in September.
Olowokandi, who played despite an abdominal injury, had 18 points and 13 rebounds, but he missed two clutch shots in the final 30 seconds and was beaten on Ilgauskas' game-winning shot.
Ricky Davis had 25 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and Tyrone Hill added 17 points and 13 rebounds for Cleveland, which snapped a four-game losing streak to Los Angeles.
Quentin Richardson and Maggette scored 17 points apiece and Miller added 15 and 14 assists in his debut with the Clippers.
Los Angeles forward Elton Brand started despite a knee injury, but was held scoreless on 0-of-6 shooting in 27 minutes.
The Clippers shot 51 percent (38-of-75) from the
floor, but committed 17 turnovers and were outrebounded, 47-39.