10 May 2009

Cleveland and Denver win in NBA play-offs

6:06 pm on 10 May 2009

NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James scored 47 points to put Cleveland on the verge of their second sweep of the playoffs on Saturday with a 97-82 victory over Atlanta.

The triumph gives Cavaliers a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semi-final series, which Cleveland reached with a four-game sweep of Detroit.

In the Western Conference, Carmelo Anthony sank a controversial three-pointer with one second remaining to give Denver a 106-105 victory over Dallas and a 3-0 lead in their second-round series.