Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series starts 1/20

Game 1: Thursday, January 20th
Cavaliers96Final
Kings123
Game 2: Friday, April 1st
Kings128Final
Cavaliers109

Cavaliers 96

(23-15, 9-12 away)

Kings 123

(27-11, 17-4 home)

7:30 PM ET, January 20, 2005

Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA

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CLE 24 26 20 2696
SAC 28 31 31 33123

Top Performers

Cle: L. James 18 Pts, 8 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

Sac: C. Webber 27 Pts, 13 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Blk

Cleveland (23-14) at Sacramento (26-11) 10:30 pm EST

SACRAMENTO, California (Ticker) -- LeBron James will try to provide an encore when his Cleveland Cavaliers face another tough road test Thursday at the Sacramento Kings.

James carried the Cavaliers to a 107-101 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday behind his first career triple-double. The 27-point, 11-rebound, 10-assist effort helped Cleveland improve to 2-2 on its current season-long six-game road trip.

With an assist to center Zydrunas Ilgauskas with 1:19 remaining in the win, James became the youngest player in NBA history - at 20 years, 20 days - to accomplish the feat.

James eclipsed Lamar Odom's old mark of 20 years, 54 days, performed on December 30, 1999 - James' 15th birthday.

Ilgauskas added 21 points and 11 rebounds as the Cavaliers won for the eighth time in 11 games overall and swept the season series with the Trail Blazers for the first time since 1993-94.

With a win Wednesday at ARCO Arena, Cleveland can assure itself no worse than a .500 mark when it returns home Monday. To do so, it will need to break a pair of streaks.

The Kings have won five in a row overall and own a seven-game winning streak against the Cavaliers. Their five-game run coincides with the acquisition of Cuttino Mobley on January 10, although Mobley has not played in each win.

Chris Webber scored 32 points and Mobley added 20 as Sacramento posted a 113-107 overtime victory over Portland on Tuesday. Webber scored eight points in the OT as the Kings overcame a difficult night by sharpshooter Peja Stojakovic, who scored a season-low six points on 3-of-10 shooting.

Stojakovic averaged 29.5 points to help Sacramento sweep the 2003-04 season set.

Mobley is averaging 17.3 points in three games with the Kings while making 7-of-15 (47 percent) from 3-point range. Sacramento has won five straight meetings between the teams at home.

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