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LeBron Goes for 10,000, Celts Go For 44th Win

LeBron James became the youngest player to ever reach 10,000 points at 23 years and 59 days, but his 26 points on this night were not enough in a 92-87 victory for the Celtics. James failed to score 30 points for the first time in his last 10 games against the C’s. Boston improved to 2-2 against Cleveland this season.

Former Celtics and new Cavs acquisitions Delonte West and Wally Szczerbiak both played well despite the loss. West started at point guard (note: he is not a true PG) and had 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists in 36 minutes. Wally finished with 12 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists off the bench.

The prize from the recent trade to Cleveland, Ben Wallace, got into early foul trouble and never got off ont he right foot. He finshed 6 points and 6 rebounds in 25 minutes of play. Playing alongside Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Big Ben looks like he’ll be a nice defensive complement to the offensive-minded Ilgauskas. They’re both still oafy in my mind.

The Celtics had a hot shot all night in outshooting the Cavs 52.3%-38.3%. Most of the time, if you shoot with that much more efficiency, it’s going to help your chances. Ray Allen was scorching from beyond the arc, hitting 3-of-5 to total a team-high 22 points. Kevin Garnett added 18 points (8-14), 11 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals.

Brand new addition P.J. Brown was in attendance last night and told CSN’s Greg Dickerson that he didn’t know when he’d join the team for in-game action. Also in the star-studded crowd was former Patriots CB Ty Law, who speculated that he’d like to join the Pats again. That’d be nice…

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