CLEVELAND - Sasha Pavlovic scored a career-high 24 points filling in for the injured LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers rolled without their superstar, pounding the Golden State Warriors 124-97 on Tuesday night.
James missed his second game in a less than a week with a sprained right big toe, an injury that isn't going to improve without rest. Cleveland's medical staff advised James to take night off and there's a chance he could miss a few more games.
The Cavaliers didn't need James against the Warriors, scoring a season-high in points with their most balanced attack in nearly 13 years. They improved to 8-2 in games the All-Star forward has missed because of injuries during his career.
Donyell Marshall added 15 points, Zydrunas Ilgauskas 14 with 10 rebounds and Cleveland snapped a three-game losing streak at home while getting eight players in double figures for the first time since April 22, 1994.