LeBron James has done it again, this time against the Utah Jazz. James completed a 3-point play with 28 seconds left in the game to put the Cavaliers up 103-101.
The Cavaliers switched up the starting line up for a change as Mo Williams came off the bench and Shaquille O’Neal was out with a strained shoulder. Cleveland had plenty of offensive production as LeBron James, Mo Williams, and J.J. Hickson all scored 20+ points.
Hickson surpassed his previous career high in points with 20 points Saturday. Hickson’s previous mark came against the Miami Heat on Thursday as he tallied up 18 points. Hickson has started at Power Forward for Cleveland for the past four games.
Once again the Cavaliers started off strong as they jumped out to a 14 point lead at the end of the first quarter. Some inconsistent play from both sides of the ball allowed the Carlos Boozer and Eric Maynor led Utah Jazz to stay in the game. Although Utah didn’t take it’s first lead of the game until there was 1:58 remaining in the game, the Jazz managed to keep the game close.
Cleveland recorded it’s fourth straight win against the Utah Jazz without the services of Shaquille O’Neal and Delonte West. West has missed three straight games due to personal reasons.