Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Cavaliers 109, Hornets 87

LeBron James made four straight 3-pointers in less than two minutes and the rout was on. ``It was amazing,'' Cavaliers forward Donyell Marshall said. ``We were just like the fans, we wanted him to keep shooting, too.''

James made five straight 3-pointers -- four in a row during a 1:44 span over Hornets forward Bostjan Nachbar -- and scored 24 in the first half as the Cavs built a 21-point lead and buzzed the Hornets, who won their opener on Tuesday over Sacramento.

The Hornets were led by Speedy Claxton's 16 points. J.R. Smith added 15 and rookie Chris Paul had 13.

Up Next: @ Houston, Saturday.