Paul Pierce had 18 points and seven rebounds for Boston in its
The Cavaliers played without All-Star guard LeBron James, who
was not in uniform as a precaution after he strained his left
pectoral muscle on Monday night in Cleveland's 116-94 victory over
the Washington Wizards.
James experienced pain Monday and team physician Dr. Richard
Parker advised him to sit out the game. James is listed as
Cleveland trailed 20-6 about four minutes into the game, but the
Cavaliers outscored Boston 39-21 the remainder of the first half
and 26-20 in the third quarter.