Saturday, December 12, 2009

Cavaliers rebound after road losses; Sabres hold off Blackhawks, 2-1

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James scored 33 points, Anderson Varejao added a season-high 22, and the Cleveland Cavaliers rebounded from consecutive sloppy road losses with a 104-99 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.

James added seven assists, seven rebounds and a soaring block on a shot by Brandon Roy in the closing seconds for the Cavs, who were back home after losing in Memphis and Houston.
ATLANTA 111, TORONTO 89: Joe Johnson scored 20 for visiting Atlanta.
INDIANA 107, NEW JERSEY 91: Rookie Tyler Hansbrough scored a season-high 21 points for the host Pacers.
HOUSTON 96, PHILADELPHIA 91: Aaron Brooks scored 19 points, and the Rockets handed the host 76ers their 12th straight loss.
OKLAHOMA CITY 102, MEMPHIS 94: Kevin Durant had 32 points and 10 rebounds for the visiting Thunder.
NEW YORK 113, NEW ORLEANS 96: Al Harrington scored 28 for visiting N.Y.
DALLAS 106, MIAMI 93: Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points, and Erick Dampier finished with 20 points and 17 rebounds for the visiting Mavericks.
CHICAGO 96, GOLDEN STATE 91 (OT): Luol Deng scored 21 for the host Bulls.
SAN ANTONIO 104, CHARLOTTE 85: Manu Ginobili scored 22 points for the host Spurs.


BUFFALO 2, CHICAGO 1: Thomas Vanek and Clarke MacArthur scored for the host Sabres.
FLORIDA 4, NEW JERSEY 2: Scott Clemmensen made 26 as the visiting Panthers ended a four-game skid.
EDMONTON 5, ST. LOUIS 3: Gilbert Brule scored twice and the Oilers completed a perfect five-game trip.
Colorado 2, Tampa Bay 1 (SO): Wojtek Wolski scored the only goal in a shoot-out, and Craig Anderson stopped all three Tampa Bay shots. Wolski also scored in regulation.
NOTEBOOK: The Ice Edge Holdings investment group has signed a letter of intent to purchase the Phoenix Coyotes from the NHL with a long-term commitment to keep the team in Arizona. Ice Edge chief executive officer Anthony LeBlanc said "Ice Edge has committed to keep the Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz., for the remaining term of the original lease." There are 26 years left on the Coyotes' lease to play at Arena.


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