Lebron took charge in the short absense of Shaquille O'Neal to lead the Cavaliers past the Trailblazers, 104-99. Shaq was poked in the eye by Joel Przybilla in the third quarter and was taken to the Cleveland Clinic immediately. It appears Shaq suffered a bruised eye and will most likely travel with the team to Oklahoma City for their next game.
It truly was the King who took over the game, scoring 33 points and putting a nasty block on Brandon Roy late in the game to close up a win. Before leaving the game, Shaq finished with 14 points in 23 minutes. Anderson Varejao scored a season high 22 points coming off the bench and also grabbed 10 rebounds.
Jamario Moon had a very limited role do to his groin injury. During the fourth quarter, Jamario was kicked in the left groin which was the same section he had been nursing for the past three games. He was taken to the sideline but did return and finished with two points and five rebounds in 17 minutes.
Leading the way for the Trailblazers was Brandon Roy with 23 points, six assists, and three steals. Followed by him was Andre Miller with 20 points and six rebounds.
The Cavaliers are in Oklahoma City on Sunday to take on the surprisingly 12-9 Thunder. Oklahoma City is on a two game win streak with wins coming against Golden State and Memphis.
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