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Powe powers Celtics over Cavaliers

Oct 15, 2008 - 2:26 AM PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- Leon Powe scored 17 points to lead five players in double figures as the Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time in five days by posting a 90-86 victory on Tuesday.

Ray Allen scored 15 points and Paul Pierce added 14 for the defending champions, who defeated Cleveland by two points on Friday.

The Cavaliers trailed, 88-86, with under 10 seconds to play when rookie Vernon Hamilton drove the lane with an attempt to tie the contest.

But Powe came over to help, swatting away the scoop shot in the paint. Eddie House made a pair of free throws with two seconds remaining to seal the victory.

Daniel Gibson scored 14 points and rookie Jawad Williams added 13 to lead the Cavaliers, who made 23-of-40 (58 percent) shots from the free throw line.

LeBron James scored 12 points in 18 minutes and sat out the entire second half for Cleveland.