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Green leads Celtics past Cavaliers as James sits

Apr 2, 2007 - 12:51 AM BOSTON (Ticker) -- Gerald Green and the Boston Celtics finally caught a break in what has been a rough season.

Green scored 18 of his 25 points in the second half as the Celtics held on for a 98-96 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who played without superstar LeBron James.

Al Jefferson scored 18 points and Ryan Gomes added 17 for Boston, which improved to just 3-23 without Paul Pierce. The star swingman sat out with a sore left elbow, which also sidelined him earlier this season.

With the score tied, Boston's Delonte West drove to the basket and was tripped by Anderson Varejao in the lane with 1.9 seconds left. West, who scored 11 points, made both free throws.

Cleveland's Damon Jones missed a wide open 3-pointer from the right corner at the buzzer.

James sat out with tendinitis in his right knee and is day to day. In his absence, Larry Hughes scored 24 points, making 12-of-12 free throws.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 14 points for the Cavaliers (44-30), who are one-half game ahead of Chicago (44-31) for second place in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland fell four games behind Detroit for the top spot.








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