PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Larry Hughes scored 22 points and LeBron James had 18 to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 98-to-92 win over the 76ers last night in Philadelphia.
The win keeps the Cavaliers' hopes alive for the second seed in the N-B-A Eastern Conference.
The Cavaliers could move up to Number Two in the East if they beat Milwaukee tonight and New Jersey beats Chicago.
But the surging Bulls have won three straight and eight of ten.
James added six assists in an all-around solid game in a well-balanced Cavaliers attack that had six players score in double figures. Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 14 points.
Willie Green scored 24 points and Joe Smith had 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Sixers.