George M. Thomas of the Akron Beacon Journal reports:

After Friday night’s Denver folly, LeBron James looked like he wanted to set the tone against the Portland Trail Blazers by himself.

The Cavaliers star scored 31 points in the first half Sunday and went on to lead all scorers with 41 points, adding 10 rebounds and eight assists at the Rose Garden. Shaquille O’Neal had 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Mo Williams added 16.

Portland shooting guard Brandon Roy made his presence felt with 19 second half points on the way to finishing with 34.

Trail Blazers forward Martell Webster added some timely 3-pointers. Toward the end of the third quarter, Webster hit on two key 3-pointers to make it a four-point game after the Cavs had led by as much as 17.