LeBron leads Cavs past Spurs

James' 27 gives Cleveland 4 straight regular-season wins over San Antonio
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Jan 18, 2008 12:23 AM CST
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives between San Antonio Spurs defenders guard Manu Ginobili (20), of Argentina, and guard Ime Udoka (5) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers collected a little bit of payback Thursday night against the San Antonio Spurs. James scored 27 points to lead the Cavs to a 90-88 win over the Spurs, who swept them last season the NBA finals. The win was the fourth straight regular-season victory for the Cavaliers over the Spurs.

James led the fourth-quarter charge, but it was Boobie Gibson's 3-pointer with 80 seconds left that erased an 86-85 lead for the Spurs. "My dad always said you're supposed to take care of business during the last four minutes," Gibson said. Tim Duncan tied it when he scored moments later, but James hit a spinning shot to put Cleveland up for good.