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Tuesday, 29 May 2007 21:53
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 SCOREBOARD
Wednesday, May 30
Utah at San Antonio (9 p.m. EDT). The Spurs are one win away from the NBA Finals for the third time in five years.

STARS
Tuesday
-LeBron James and Daniel Gibson, Cavaliers. James scored 25 points and added 11 assists, and Gibson scored a season-high 21 in Cleveland's 91-87 win over Detroit.

HISTORY IN THE MAKING
LeBron James scored 13 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter to lead Cleveland to a 91-87 victory over Detroit on Tuesday night. The series is now tied 2-2. Only the 1976 and 1992 Cavaliers won two games in a conference finals.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Chauncey Billups scored 23 points but Detroit lost to Cleveland 91-87 on Tuesday night.

STREAKS
LeBron James scored 25 points in Cleveland's 91-87 win over Detroit. The Cavs are 10-0 in the postseason when James scores more than 20 points.

BUSTED
Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss was arrested early Tuesday for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol. The 74-year-old Buss was taken into custody shortly before 1 a.m. after he drove his gold Mercedes-Benz station wagon the wrong way on a street in an unincorporated section of Carlsbad that has double yellow lines. Buss was released around 10:30 a.m.

HIRED
The Portland Trail Blazers hired Tom Penn as assistant general manager on Tuesday. Penn has been assistant general manager and legal counsel to the Memphis Grizzlies since 2000. He will assist general manager Kevin Pritchard with player personnel decisions, as well salary cap and collective bargaining issues.

IN THE CARDS
Greg Oden signed a three-year contract worth at least $3 million Tuesday to become a spokesman for Topps Co. Kevin Durant, the freshman who starred at Texas, beat Oden in the card contract race when he signed with Upper Deck earlier this month.

SURGERY
Los Angeles Lakers center Kwame Brown underwent reconstructive surgery on his left ankle Tuesday and might not be ready for the start of training camp in October. Brown is expected to be out for four months. The 25-year-old Brown averaged 8.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and a career-best 1.2 blocked shots in 41 games last season.

SPEAKING
``I told my teammates, 'Get me to the fourth and it's close, and I'll try my best to win.''' - Cleveland's LeBron James after the Cavaliers 91-87 win over Detroit on Tuesday night. James scored 13 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter to help Cleveland tie the series up at 2.
 

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