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Cleveland wins big after losing big man

Cavaliers rout Bulls, 117-92, after learning center Zydrunas Ilgauskas will miss a month because of an ankle injury.

January 03, 2009|ASSOCIATED PRESS

CLEVELAND — One big loss was enough for the Cleveland Cavaliers, still perfect at home.

Anderson Varejao scored a career-high 26 points, LeBron James had a triple-double and the Cavaliers stayed unbeaten on their floor with a 117-92 win Friday night over the Chicago Bulls after learning center Zydrunas Ilgauskas will miss a month with a fractured bone in his left ankle.

James finished with 16 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds as the Cavaliers improved to 17-0 at Quicken Loans Arena.

Cleveland also got a season-high 13 points from Ben Wallace.

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