Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/10

Game 1: Monday, October 10th

Cavaliers 116

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Wizards 94

(0-1, 0-1 home)

    7:00 PM ET, October 10, 2005

    Verizon Center, Washington, DC

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    CLE 30 28 30 28116
    WSH 41 18 17 1894


    WASHINGTON (AP) -- LeBron James and Drew Gooden scored 16 points each to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 116-94 victory over the Washington Wizards in their preseason opener Monday night.

    Reserve forward Awvee Storey had 14 points and six rebounds to lead the Wizards. He shot 6-for-7 from the field in 22 minutes.

    Antawn Jamison and Antonio Daniels scored 13 points apiece, and Gilbert Arenas added 12 points and six rebounds in 26 minutes for Washington.

    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 former team.

    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 18.

    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 injury.

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