Thursday, March 02, 2006


The Cavs spent most of the second half fighting themselves, blowing a 25-point lead against Chicago, the team that currently has the ninth spot in the East.
The stiffened up, blew the entire lead, fell behind and came so very, very close to losing their sixth in a row.
But, in the end, Flip Murray did what LeBron James and Anderson Varejao couldn't: he came up huge when his team needed him most.
LeBron had a hand, firing a heads-up pass to Murray sitting in the corner in three-point territory. Murray took the ball and drained a wide-open three with 3.9 seconds remaining, turning a two-point deficit into a 92-91 lead.
When Andres Nocioni heaved up a short three as time expired, the Cavs escaped with a one-point win.
They are now 33-26 with a Sunday home rematch with Chicago followed by back-to-backs with Toronto. Hopefully a week from now they are are once again 10 games over .500.

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