James among Cavs stars to get rest

Updated: April 15, 2009, 6:04 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- The Cavaliers have chosen reward over risk.

All-Stars LeBron James and Mo Williams and veterans Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Joe Smith will not play Wednesday night against Philadelphia to rest for the playoffs, despite Cleveland attempting to match the 1985-86 Boston Celtics' NBA record of 40 home wins in one season.

Cavs coach Mike Brown said the decision was easy because his team has much bigger goals and he doesn't want to jeopardize its chances of winning an NBA title by ...

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