Gooden also grabbed eight rebounds for the Cavaliers, who got
eight points and six rebounds from offseason acquisition Donyell
Marshall. Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 10 points, and Larry Hughes
added nine points, three rebounds and three assists against his
James was 7-for-11 from the field in 25 minutes, as the
Cavaliers shot 50.7 percent in coach Mike Brown's debut. The
Wizards shot 43.2 percent and committed 25 turnovers to Cleveland's
Reserve guard Damon Jones scored five points as the Cavaliers
took control with an 11-0 run late in the third quarter.
The Wizards led by as many as 13 points before ending the first
quarter with a 41-30 edge. Cleveland pulled even on a tip-in by
Gooden late in the first half.
Washington led 59-58 at halftime.
Wizards forward Caron Butler missed the game with a groin