EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -LeBron James had 30 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, and Cleveland moved one victory from its first Eastern Conference finals appearance in 15 years by beating New Jersey 87-85 in Game 4 on Monday night
Larry Hughes added 19 points and Zydrunas Ilgauskas had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who can wrap up the best-of-seven series at home Wednesday night.
Vince Carter had 25 points, nine rebounds and nine assists for the Nets, but was 6-for-23 from the field. Jason Kidd wasted his career playoff-high 17-rebound performance by shooting 2-for-13 and scoring five points, while Richard Jefferson had 15 points but was only 3-of-12 from the field.
New Jersey had only three field goals in the fourth quarter. Carter lost the ball out of bounds with 1.9 seconds left and the Nets trailing by two.
Mikki Moore had a career playoff-best 25 points for the Nets, who will try to become the ninth NBA team to erase a 3-1 deficit.
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