Cavs Edge Sixers Behind King James

West hits key threes late, Iguodala doesn't; Philly returns to .500
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Mar 30, 2008 10:35 PM CDT
Philadelphia 76ers' Andre Iguodala, top center, puts up a shot against Cleveland Cavaliers' Joe Smith, bottom, and Zydrunas Ilgauskas, right, from Lithuania.   (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
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(Newser) – Philadelphia forward Andre Iguodala's would-be equalizer clanked off the rim at the buzzer, sealing a late comeback for Cleveland, 91-88, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. LeBron James rebounded from a poor performance in Detroit with 26 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists, and point guard Delonte West had two clutch three-pointers, the latter tying the game at 88.

The 76ers raced to an 11-point lead early with their customary fast-break game, but the Cavaliers clawed to within five at halftime and a tie game entering the fourth quarter. "It was a tough loss, but I liked the way we played," said coach Maurice Cheeks, whose team fell back to .500. Iguodala led his team with 19 points.