Tony Parker scored 22 points, dished out 7 assists and had 3 rebounds. Tim Duncan added 13 points, 9 boards and 1 block, all in the first half. And the San Antonio Spurs beat the Cavaliers 105-98.
LeBron James who isn't quite over the flu, scored 22 points in his return to the Cleveland lineup after staying home sick for the last game. Though not completely healthy, James said he still felt pretty good after going 7 of 14 from the field and grabbed 6 rebounds.
He and two teammates was tested positive this week for Influenza A. James spent two days this week just lying in bed.
"I'm down probably 20 percent of what I know I'm capable of playing at," James said.
Mo Williams scored 15 points and had 6 assists for Cleveland, while Shaquille O'Neal finished with 8 points and 13 rebounds.
Spurs center Antonio McDyess had a solid game with 8 points and 4 boards, George Hill was again impressive scoring 13 points, handing out 3 assists, grabbing 2 rebounds without a single turnover.
It's noteworthy that 11 of his 13 points came from the free throw line indicating that he attacked the rim and attracted contact with regularity.
DeJuan Blair had 7 points and 2 boards in just 10 minutes of action. While Malik Hairston added 11. Richard Jefferson and Manu Ginobili didn't play for the Spurs.
Jamario Moon scored 12 points and Russell Robinson had 11 for Cleveland.
Both teams used this game to have a longer look at their new additions, the Spurs gave Bogans and McDyess a little more playing time. While the Cavs gave more minutes to Shaq, Anthony Parker and Jamario Moon. So it's not a clear indication on who has the upper hand when the regular season starts. But still, it feels good to get the win...