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NBA   FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH   TOTAL
                       ---  ---  ---  ---   -----
      TORONTO          23   20   19   29    91   
      CLEVELAND        32   25   26   21    104     FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   TOR - JALEN ROSE 21, MORRIS PETERSON 16, MILT 
                      PALACIO 14
                CLE - ZYDRUNAS ILGAUSKAS 23, JEFF MCINNIS 17, 
                      TWO PLAYERS WITH 15

HIGH REBOUND:   TOR - LOREN WOODS 9, DONYELL MARSHALL 6, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 4
                CLE - ROBERT TRAYLOR 13, LEBRON JAMES 8, 
                      ZYDRUNAS ILGAUSKAS 7

HIGH ASSISTS:   TOR - MILT PALACIO 9, DONYELL MARSHALL 4, 
                      MORRIS PETERSON 3
                CLE - LEBRON JAMES 11, JEFF MCINNIS 6, ERIC 
                      SNOW 5

         ATT:   17,036

Box Score

TORONTO (91) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp M Peterson 35 7-17 2-2 0-1 3 1 16 C Bosh 23 2-8 2-4 2-4 0 2 6 R Araujo 7 0-0 1-2 1-2 0 4 1 R Alston 8 2-4 0-0 0-1 2 0 5 J Rose 39 7-15 6-8 1-4 1 1 21 L Woods 21 3-6 1-2 5-9 2 2 7 M Palacio 40 7-15 0-1 0-3 9 1 14 D Marshall 34 2-6 0-0 1-6 4 4 6 M Bonner 25 6-10 0-0 0-3 0 0 13 A Williams 8 0-2 2-2 1-2 0 0 2 E Williams DNP - COACH'S DECISION L Murray DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-83 14-21 11-35 21 15 91 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.434, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 5-12, .417 (M Peterson 0-1, R Alston 1-1, J Rose 1-2, D Marshall 2-5, M Bonner 1-3). Team Rebounds: 10. Blocked Shots:3 (L Woods, M Bonner, C Bosh). Turnovers:13 (R Alston 3, C Bosh 3, J Rose 2, M Palacio 2, R Araujo 2, D Marshall). Steals: 11 (D Marshall 3, M Palacio 2, L Woods 2, J Rose, C Bosh, M Peterson, R Alston). CLEVELAND (104) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp L James 36 6-14 3-4 1-8 11 1 15 D Gooden 19 4-5 0-0 0-6 1 4 8 Z Ilgauskas 35 8-14 7-9 1-7 0 1 23 J McInnis 34 8-12 0-0 0-2 6 0 17 A Pavlovic 21 2-5 0-0 0-2 2 5 5 R Traylor 29 7-8 1-4 6-13 4 5 15 I Newble 16 2-5 0-0 0-0 1 0 4 L Harris 23 5-10 0-0 0-2 0 2 11 E Snow 14 1-2 0-0 0-2 5 1 2 J Moiso 13 2-3 0-0 1-3 1 2 4 S Williams DNP - COACH'S DECISION D Diop DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 45-78 11-17 9-45 31 21 104 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.577, FT-.647. 3-Point Goals: 3-11, .273 (L James 0-3, Z Ilgauskas 0-1, J McInnis 1-2, A Pavlovic 1-2, L Harris 1-3). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots:6 (Z Ilgauskas 3, E Snow, J Moiso, D Gooden). Turnovers:18 (Z Ilgauskas 4, D Gooden 3, E Snow 2, J McInnis 2, L Harris 2, L James 2, R Traylor, A Pavlovic, I Newble). Steals: 7 (L James 3, J McInnis, J Moiso, I Newble, A Pavlovic). ------------------------------------------- TORONTO 23 20 19 29 - 91 CLEVELAND 32 25 26 21 - 104 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,036. T: 1:59. Officials: Gary Zielinski, Ken Mauer, Violet Palmer.


Extended Box

TORONTO (91) AT CLEVELAND (104) TORONTO REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === M PETERSON F 35 7-17 2-2 0 1 1 3 1 1 0 16 C BOSH F 23 2-8 2-4 2 2 4 0 2 1 3 6 R ARAUJO C 7 0-0 1-2 1 1 2 0 4 0 2 1 R ALSTON G 8 2-4 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 1 3 5 J ROSE G 39 7-15 6-8 1 3 4 1 1 1 2 21 L WOODS 21 3-6 1-2 5 4 9 2 2 2 0 7 M PALACIO 40 7-15 0-1 0 3 3 9 1 2 2 14 D MARSHALL 34 2-6 0-0 1 5 6 4 4 3 1 6 M BONNER 25 6-10 0-0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 13 A WILLIAMS 8 0-2 2-2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 E WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION L MURRAY DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 36-83 14-21 11 24 35 21 15 11 13 91 (.434) (.667) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 13 (17 PTS) CLEVELAND REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === L JAMES F 36 6-14 3-4 1 7 8 11 1 3 2 15 D GOODEN F 19 4-5 0-0 0 6 6 1 4 0 3 8 Z ILGAUSKAS C 35 8-14 7-9 1 6 7 0 1 0 4 23 J MCINNIS G 34 8-12 0-0 0 2 2 6 0 1 2 17 A PAVLOVIC G 21 2-5 0-0 0 2 2 2 5 1 1 5 R TRAYLOR 29 7-8 1-4 6 7 13 4 5 0 1 15 I NEWBLE 16 2-5 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4 L HARRIS 23 5-10 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 11 E SNOW 14 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 5 1 0 2 2 J MOISO 13 2-3 0-0 1 2 3 1 2 1 0 4 S WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION D DIOP DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 45-78 11-17 9 36 45 31 21 7 18 104 (.577) (.647) TEAM REBS: 3 TOTAL TO: 18 (18 PTS) TORONTO 23 20 19 29 - 91 CLEVELAND 32 25 26 21 - 104 BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO - L WOODS, M BONNER, C BOSH. CLEVELAND - Z ILGAUSKAS 3, E SNOW, J MOISO, D GOODEN. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 5-12 (.417), M PETERSON 0-1, R ALSTON 1- 1, J ROSE 1-2, D MARSHALL 2-5, M BONNER 1-3. CLEVELAND 3-11 (.273), L JAMES 0-3, Z ILGAUSKAS 0-1, J MCINNIS 1-2, A PAVLOVIC 1-2, L HARRIS 1- 3. TECHNICAL FOULS: NONE. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: GARY ZIELINSKI, KEN MAUER, VIOLET PALMER. A - 17,036. T - 1:59.


Game Story

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- After their newest All-Star set the pace in the first quarter, the Cleveland Cavaliers let their bench lead them to victory. Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 13 of his 23 points in the opening period and reserve Robert Traylor had a season-high 15 points and career-best 13 rebounds as the Cavaliers cruised to a 104-91 triumph over the Toronto Raptors. Named to his second All-Star team as a reserve earlier in the day, Ilgauskas once again stormed out of the gate against Toronto, scoring three points during Cleveland's game-opening 7-0 run and adding six down the stretch to help the Cavaliers to a 32-23 lead after one quarter. "We're getting off to slow starts," said Toronto coach Sam Mitchell, whose team has trailed after one period 11 straight times. "You can't do it at home and you definitely can't do it on the road. Our guys are still playing hard and they're still playing together and they're still fighting. We've just got to find better starts and play better." Ilgauskas, who also represented the Eastern Conference in the 2003 All-Star Game, scored 12 points in the first quarter against Toronto in a 105-97 victory on December 4. "It feels great," Ilgauskas said. "It is a great honor, not only for me but for my team. This acknowledges everyone. Two guys going from Cleveland - so I'm going to go in there to enjoy myself." Cleveland coach Paul Silas turned to his bench in the second period and was not disappointed as Traylor scored eight points and Lucious Harris added seven, helping build a 57-43 halftime advantage. "The second unit came up very nicely there in the second quarter," Silas said. "It didn't have to wear (the starters) out. This is very important." Traylor also handed out a career-high four assists. "I felt like coming out of college, I can score the basketball, I want to score the basketball, and when you want to score, sometimes you forget to do the little things," said Traylor, who is averaging nine points and nine rebounds in his last six games. "I think at some point in time in my career, I kind of lost focus on doing the little things that got me here, and now I'm just getting back to doing it." "Leadership, rebounding and scoring. The scoring is not always there, but the defense is there every night from him," Cleveland superstar LeBron James said. "He doesn't care about scoring, but tonight he showed what he can do offensively." James, who scored just four points in the first 12 minutes, was scoreless in just two minutes during the second quarter. Cleveland maintained a double-digit lead throughout the third quarter and built it to as many as 24 points with 9:19 remaining. The Raptors used a 10-0 run to pull within 96-85 with 3:44 to go, but the Cavaliers scored eight of the game's next 10 points to prevent Toronto from gaining another comeback win. Last week, the Raptors rallied from 19- and 22-point deficits to record victories over Indiana and Washington, respectively. They nearly came back from 25 points down Sunday against Dallas. "It got kind of scary there in the fourth quarter," Silas said. "We know the way they came back against Washington, from down 22 points," James said. "We had that in the back of our head. they tried to make a run late in the fourth, but we withheld and got a win." The win raised the Cavaliers' home record to a conference-best 18-4. Just two seasons ago, Cleveland went 17-65. "I watched a bunch of those games my 12th-grade year," James said. "They weren't pretty. Last year, I made an impact, and this year, we're making a bigger impact." Jeff McInnis scored 17 points and James chipped in 15 and 11 assists for the Cavaliers, who improved to 2-0 on their five-game homestand. Jalen Rose scored 21 points, Morris Peterson added 16 and Milt Palacio 14 and nine assists for Toronto, which fell to 1-24 when allowing 100 or more points. Raptors guard Rafer Alston played just eight minutes in the first half, scoring five points, and was not on the bench following the break. "Rafer is struggling with some basketball things and I wasn't planning on playing him in the second half," Mitchell said. "And that's it. It's just some things that he and I have to work out. Rafer is determined in his way and I'm determined in my way." There were unconfirmed reports that Alston and Mitchell had a confrontation at halftime, with Alston leaving the arena. "I'm not going to comment about anything except what happened out there during the game," Rose said. "I'm pretty sure we're going to have enough people with a big enough mouth to eventually leak the story about what happened, but I'm not going to be the person and today is not going to be the day."


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