James scoring run lights up Knicks

Updated: February 6, 2010, 10:02 PM ET
Associated Press

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CLEVELAND -- LeBron James set a Cavaliers record with 35 points in the first half, including 24 straight, during Cleveland's game against New York on Saturday night.

James, who historically has saved some of his best performances for the Knicks, scored Cleveland's final 16 points of the first quarter and eight straight to start the second. Cleveland scored 44 points in the first quarter -- including 23 from James. He had four 3-pointers in the quarter, all within the final 1:55.

James' scoring streak ended when teammate Jawad Williams hit a 3-pointer with 8:18 remaining in the half to put Cleveland ahead 55-33.

During his only visit to Madison Square Garden this season, James had 19 in the first quarter and the Cavs scored 40 in what became a 100-91 Cleveland victory on Nov. 6.

Walt Wesley previously held Cleveland's record for points in a half with 34.


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