|Monday's NBA Playoff Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 21 April 2008 19:02|
The 30-point margin of victory was the largest in Cleveland's postseason history. The Cavs were playing in their 112th playoff game.
James scored 14 points in the third quarter when the Cavs opened a 25-point lead over the Wizards, whose defensive scheme coming into their third series in as many years with Cleveland was to slow James by roughing him up with hard, clean fouls.
The Wizards hardly bothered James, who finished with 12 assists and nine rebounds to barely miss his third career postseason triple-double. James went to the bench with 6:12 left in the game.
Wally Szczerbiak added 15 points for the defending Eastern Conference champions.
Washington has lost eight straight playoff games to Cleveland. Game 3 is Thursday night in Washington.
Gilbert Arenas went 2-for-10 from the field and Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison were both 4-of-13 as the Wizards' Big Three combined for 28 points.
Jazz 90, Rockets 84
HOUSTON (AP) - Deron Williams scored 22 points and Mehmet Okur added 16 points and 16 rebounds as Utah beat Houston to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Game 3 is Thursday night in Utah, where the Jazz went 37-4 during the regular season.
Tracy McGrady, a seven-time All-Star who has never advanced past the first round of the playoffs, had 23 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists to just miss his first postseason triple-double. But he went 0-for-4 from the field and scored only one point in the final quarter as the Rockets lost to the Jazz for the eighth time in the last 10 meetings.
McGrady scored 20 points in Game 1, but went 0-for-3 from the field in the fourth quarter of Utah's 93-82 victory.
Bobby Jackson rebounded from a 3-for-15 effort in Game 1 to score 18 points for the Rockets.
Carlos Boozer added 13 points and Williams had five assists for the Jazz, who closed the game on a 14-8 run.