Celtics18332220 -- 93Cavaliers27312631 -- 115

LeBron James scored 36 points for the second game in a row, Larry Hughes added 25 and Cleveland stayed the NBA's hottest team with its eighth straight win.

The Cavaliers improved to 6-0 at home, where they're winning by an average of 21 points per game.

Boston

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Pierce 36:1810-242-25-151224LaFrentz 18:211-50-00-1342Blount 34:097-127-81-61321West 23:172-40-00-1335Davis 41:2511-232-51-55227Reed 19:482-52-42-2156Dickau 22:221-33-30-0415Jefferson 13:420-40-21-5030Scalabrine 8:350-10-00-2100Perkins 7:380-00-00-1010Greene 11:341-30-01-6222Gomes 2:510-11-20-0011Totals 24035-8517-2611-44212793

Percentages: FG .412, FT .654. Three-Point Goals: 6-14, .429 (Davis 3-6, Pierce 2-4, West 1-2, LaFrentz 0-2). Blocked Shots: 10 (Blount 2, LaFrentz 2, Perkins, Davis, Jefferson, Reed, West, Greene). Turnovers: 20 (Davis 5, Greene 5, Pierce 3, Blount 2, West 2, Dickau 2, Perkins). Steals: 3 (Pierce 2, Greene). Technical Fouls: Defensive Three Second, 5:47 first; Defensive Three Second, 2:48 first; Defensive Three Second, 4:02 third.

Cleveland

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.James 40:5913-209-110-54436Gooden 31:566-111-14-152013Ilgauskas 32:573-1013-132-70419Snow 31:021-42-20-1914Hughes 41:189-225-63-73225Marshall 20:272-40-00-3116Jones 6:570-30-00-1000Jackson 14:330-30-00-1010Henderson 7:352-22-21-2036Wilks 8:062-60-00-1104Pavlovic 2:350-00-00-0010Hamilton 1:350-02-20-0002Totals 24038-8534-3710-432017115

Percentages: FG .447, FT .919. Three-Point Goals: 5-17, .294 (Hughes 2-4, Marshall 2-4, James 1-3, Jackson 0-1, Wilks 0-2, Jones 0-3). Blocked Shots: 11 (Snow 3, Ilgauskas 2, Hughes 2, James 2, Gooden 2). Turnovers: 8 (Ilgauskas, Hughes, James, Marshall, Gooden, Jackson, Pavlovic, Snow). Steals: 10 (Hughes 3, James 2, Snow 2, Ilgauskas, Jackson, Hamilton).

A: 17,139 (20,562). T: 2:22.