Twelve Straight 4th Quarter Free Throws From Z Seal Fourth Straight Win
Behind clutch foul shooting, and another strong fourth quarter defensive performance, the Cavaliers held off the Indiana Pacers 93-89 to run their winning streak to four games.
The game featured another strong performance from LeBron James, who ended with 30 points on 12-23 shooting, 7 rebounds, and 9 assists. The win was also keyed by a strong effort from the foul line by Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Z was 15-16 from the line on the night, including 12-12 in the fourth quarter. Ilgauskas was at the line in several key situations late, coming through each and every time. Ilgauskas finished with 27 points and 6 rebounds.
The win snapped a seven game losing streak for the Cavaliers at Conseco Fieldhouse, and also ran the Pacers losing streak to five straight games. The Pacers were without Jermaine O'Neal, Jammal Tinsley, and Jeff Foster. Also, newly acquired Peja Stojakovic was with the team, but did not suit up.
Without O'Neal and Foster, the Pacers were powerless to stop Ilgauskas once he got position down low, and were often forced to resort to fouling.
The Cavs return home to host the Phoenix Suns on Sunday in a nationally televised game at The Q.