Following their relatively easy 98-88 win over Detroit on Thanksgiving Eve, the Cleveland Cavaliers are in their customary spot atop the NBAÆs Central Division with an 11-4 record. LeBron James, the reigning MVP, is also the current Eastern Conference Player of the Week after a four-game stretch in which he averaged 34 points, nine assists and five rebounds. Mo Williams continues to complement JamesÆ scoring, tossing in 17 points a game. Anthony Parker is converting more than half of his three-point attempts. As one might have expected, the team has risen to the challenge of playing without Shaquille OÆNeal, who has been sidelined with a shoulder injury. The Cavs have won five of six without OÆNeal, after going 6-3 to start the season with him. The pleasant surprise in the midst of it ...
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