No LeBron? No Problem?

Without All Star starter, LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers had no problem taking care of the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night at home. Sasha Pavlovic poured in a team high 24 points to lead the Cavs to a 124-97 blowout victory over the Warriors.

LeBron missed his second game this week, with a sprained big toe, an injury that will not improve without proper rest. According to the Cavs medical staff, LeBron will most likely sit a few more games before returning.

The Cavs are now 8-2 career when LeBron misses.

CLEVELAND - JANUARY 30:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers watches the game from the bench against the Golden State Warriors on January 30, 2007 at The Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)CLEVELAND - JANUARY 28, 2007:  January 28, 2007 at The Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2007 NBAE  (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

LeBron comes back, can”t cool down Suns

The Phoenix Suns behind Steve Nash’s 23 points and 15 assists won their 17th straight game on Sunday, beating the Cleveland Cavs, who have no lost 6 of their last 8 games.

LeBron James poured in 30 points and Drew Gooden added 19, who were within 4 going into the fourth quarter, but that was not enough for the Cavs, who have dropped to third place in the Central.

LeBron and the Cavs now will face the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday in Cleveland.

CLEVELAND - JANUARY 28:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers moves in fast for the dunk against the Phoenix Suns on January 28, 2007 at The Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2007 NBAE  (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

Cavs lose 5th of 6

Despite LeBron’s 39 points, and 10 rebounds, the Cavs fell at home 118-115 to the Philadelphia 76ers. Andre Iguodala poured in 34 points for the Sixers. Kyle Korver hit 2 free throw’s with 2.1 seconds to go, to put the Sixers up three. That was when LeBron then missed a three pointer long, in his attempt to send it to a third overtime.

These two teams will battle in a rematch in Phily on Friday!

CLEVELAND - JANUARY 24:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives around Rodney Carney #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers January 24, 2007 at The Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bad first half causes Cavs to fall

The Magic jumped off to a 26-20 first quarter lead, and then extended it to 54-38 at the half, and that proved to be far too much for the Cavs on Monday night.

The Cavs did win the second half 41-36, but fell 90-79 at home.

Our guy LeBron played 43 minutes, scoring only 18 points, on a disappointing 6-13 from the free throw line.

This loss drops the Cavs to 24-17 and a tie for first place in the Central with the Pistons. The Magic improved to 23-19.

The Cavs will now face the Sixers in their next two games. Wednesday night at home, and then in Phily on Friday.

CLEVELAND, OH - JANUARY 22:   Lebron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts during a game on January 22, 2007 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2007 NBAE  (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Cavs find a way to win; head home

LeBron’s 32 points led the Cavs to a road victory in overtime over the Warriors, and sent the Cavs home on a winning streak. After trailing 62-44 at halftime, the Cavs outscored the Warriors 29-23 in the third, and 25-13 in the fourth, then going on to win the overtime 8-6 to bring home a 106-104 overtime win.

Now the Cavs come home to face the Magic and Sixers at home before traveling to Phily, then ending the month with the Suns and Warriors.

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 20: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after a play against the Golden State Warriors on January 20, 2007 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

LeBron and Cavs fall in Seattle

The Cavs were slowed down by the Seattle SuperSonics zone defense on Tuesday night.  Seattle’s zone defense that coach Bob Hill says “he does not like to use, but will have to due to their small interior play”, stifled the Cavs, as the SuperSonics won the ball game 101-96.

The Cavs were led in scoring by Mr. LeBron James, who had 30, including 13 of 15 from the free throw line. LeBron was unable to get going in the fourth quarter as he missed all four of his shot attempts.

LeBron’s teammate Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 24 points, on 10-18 shooting, while pulling down 11 rebounds for the Cavs.

The Cavs will now face the Blazers tonight(Wednesday) in Portland, before traveling to Denver and Golden State before finally coming home to greet the Magic and 76ers.

The Cavs still lead the Pistons by a game and a half in the Central, and boast the NBA’s 7th best winning percentage.

LeBron scores 28, Cavs win

Behind LeBron’s 28 points, the Cavs won their 6th game in their last 7 games 104-92 over the LA Clippers.

James was 10-for-23 from the field, two nights after attempting a season-high 28 shots in a 109-90 loss at Phoenix. The two-time All-Star, playing to the celebrity-sprinkled sellout crowd of 20,027 throughout the game, brought many of them to their feet with an exaggerated slam dunk that trimmed the Clippers’ lead to 44-42 with 2:55 left in the half.

LeBron and the Cavs will now travel to Seattle.

LeBron and Co. win 5th straight

LeBron James led the Cavs with 34points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists, in 43 minutes for a 108-98 win in Sacramento to increase the Cavs winning streak to 5 in a row.

At one point the Cavs were down 17 points, and our boy LeBron led the Cavs on a 42-12 run to turn the 17 point lead into a commanding lead. Now LeBron and the Cavs head to Phoenix for a huge matchup Thursday night with the Suns!

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