Cavaliers Hold Off Woeful Heat

Cleveland one win away from home court advantage in first playoff round
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2008 9:32 PM CDT
Miami Heat's Daequan Cook (14) runs Cleveland Cavaliers defender Devin Brown, center, in to a screen from Joel Anthony (50) during the second quarter on Sunday, April 13, 2008, in Cleveland.    (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
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(Newser) – Daniel Gibson made a 3-pointer and three straight free throws early in the fourth quarter to give Cleveland some cushion while LeBron James rested, and the Cavaliers moved closer to the East's No. 4 seed with an 84-76 win over the Miami Heat on Sunday. It was the Cavs’ first sweep of the season series against Miami since the 1989-90 season.

Delonte West scored 18 points, Zydrunas Ilgauskas had 14 and 14 rebounds and James finished with 13 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for the Cavaliers, who didn't play well again but had enough to hold off the pathetic Heat. Cleveland needs to win one of its final two to secure home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs against Washington.