Cavaliers thump Spurs 101-81 to stop slump

The AP reports: Back to basics. Back to winning. The Cleveland Cavaliers didn’t need long to remember what’s made them so good. Locked into attack mode from the start, LeBron James scored 38 points—18 in the first quarter—and Mo Williams and Delonte West added 22 apiece as the NBA’s best home team avoided its first three-game losing streak by beating the San Antonio Spurs 101-81 on Sunday… James, Williams and West shot a combined 33-of-51 for the Cavs, who are the 38th team in league history to win at least 62 games… Tony Parker scored 24 but got no help from Manu Ginobili (four points) or Tim Duncan, who had just six in 27 minutes and didn’t score after the 2:56 mark of the first quarter. Duncan quickly left the arena without speaking to reporters. Drew Gooden had 15 for the Spurs, who are in a six-team scramble for playoff position in the wide-open West.

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