CLEVELAND (AP) -LeBron James scored 30 points and Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 16 as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Washington Wizards 116-86 Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in their opening-round playoff series.
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.
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