Monday April 13, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers clinched the NBA's best record and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs Monday night behind LeBron James' 37 points in a 117-109 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
Getting the home-court edge was especially important because Cleveland has a 39-1 record at home, the best in the league. Mo Williams scored 18 points and Zydrunas Ilgauskas had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Cleveland, which won its fifth straight.
Danny Granger scored 38 points, rookie Brandon Rush scored 27 and Troy Murphy had 17 points and 13 rebounds for Indiana.
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