MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Larry Hughes and Zydrunas Ilgauskas each
scored 14 points and Damon Jones added 12 to help the Cleveland
Cavaliers to a 91-82 preseason victory over the Boston Celtics on
Wally Szczerbiak led the Celtics (1-2) with 21 points, 13 in the
first quarter. He finished 7-of-8 from the field with two
3-pointers and was 5-for-5 from the free throw line.
Celtics star Paul Pierce finished with two points, leaving the
game with 7 minutes to play in the third quarter with a bruised
The Cavaliers were without LeBron James, who was given the night
off by coach Mike Brown.
Keyed by Szczerbiak, the Celtics led 27-23 after one quarter but
went cold in the second, managing just 10 points on 5-of-19
Cleveland pulled even at 35 with 5:22 to go in the second
quarter on a layup by Donyell Marshall. Hughes followed with a foul
shot and 3-pointer for a four-point lead and the Cavaliers didn't
trail the rest of the way, leading by as many as 16 points late in
the fourth quarter.