14 Apr 2009

Cavs pound Pacers to secure best record in NBA

3:47 pm on 14 April 2009

The Cleveland Cavaliers have locked up the best record in American basketball this season and home-court advantage throughout the NBA playoffs with a victory over the Indiana Pacers.

LeBron James scored 37 points to lead the Cavaliers to a 117-109 victory in Indianapolis.

Home-court advantage is especially valuable to the Cavaliers, who have 39-1 record on their home floor after their 31-point victory over the reigning champions Boston, who won a record 40 home games in 1986.