New Look Suits Cavs Well In Blowout

Wallace, three others make Cleveland debut, top Memphis 109-89
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2008 10:57 PM CST
New Look Suits Cavs Well In Blowout
Cleveland Cavaliers' Wally Szczerbiak (10) defends Memphis Grizzlies' Juan Carlos Navarro during the fourth quarter of their game Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in Cleveland. Cleveland beat the Memphis 109-89. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)   (Associated Press)

Three days after a blockbuster trade sent Ben Wallace and three others to Cleveland, the players made their official debut against the Memphis Grizzlies.  And what a debut it was, as the Cavs trounced the Grizzlies, 109-89.  LeBron James and Zydrunas Ilgauskas combined for 47 points, while Wallace added another 12 with 10 rebounds in his first start for the team.

  "It was good to see all those guys play well," James said. "It was exciting to be on the floor with them."  Cavs coach Mike Brown will likely switch up the lineup as the team, with its new additions, gets used to playing together, reports the AP. Hakim Warrick led the lowly Grizzlies, now 14-42, with 21 points.  (Read more basketball stories.)

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