There was no way the Cavs were gonna win this game! Kidd was awesome. Vince Carter showed he's still at least Lebron's match when takin' it to the rim.
Cleveland 108, New Jersey 102
By DAVID PORTER, Associated Press Writer
April 8, 2006
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- LeBron James scored 18 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter to lead Cleveland to a 108-102 victory Saturday, ending New Jersey's 14-game winning streak and leaving the Nets one win shy of a franchise record.
Vince Carter scored 33 points for New Jersey (46-29) but missed three jumpers and a foul shot in the final minute. New Jersey was trying to become the first team since the Los Angeles Lakers in 1999-00 to win at least 15 games in a row. The Lakers won 19 from Feb. 4 through March 13, 2000.
One game after scoring 21 fourth-quarter points in a loss to New York on Wednesday, James took over again in the final period. His two free throws with 21 seconds left gave the Cavaliers a 105-102 lead, and Carter missed a 3-pointer on New Jersey's next possession.Cleveland scored 12 of the game's final 13 points, with New Jersey's only score coming on a free throw by Carter.
And the Cavs actually hit most of their throws in the 4th quarter. But everytime Cleveland pulled to even throughout the second half, New Jersey would push back in front by 6 or 8 points.
That's where it was with about 2 mins remaining and the wine and gold needing to put something big together. That's when the Cavs simply became the better Team,
with a freak at the helm!
I've gotta believe there's gonna be some serious ballin' in C-Town ..
.. for quite a few years to come.