Celtics Sneak Past Cavs

The Boston Celtics didn't have to deal with LeBron James in an 80-70 win over Cleveland.

The NBA scoring leader missed his second straight game with a sprained finger, five days after he torched the Celtics for 38 points in the Cavaliers' overtime win. Without James, the Cavs shot under 33 percent in Boston, and didn't have a single player score more than 12 points.

Ray Allen had a game-high 20 points for the Celtics, who won their third in a row to improve their league-leading record to 14-and-2. Rajon Rondo added 12 points for the Celts, who got little production from Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.

Pierce and Garnett combined for 16 points on 4-of-19 shooting.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas had a team-high 12 points for the Cavaliers, who've lost three straight since beating the Celtics last Tuesday.

This program aired on December 3, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.


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