In order to become the second seed in the Eastern Conference for the NBA playoffs, the Cavaliers need to two things to happen: they had to beat Milwaukee, and Chicago had to lose. That's exactly what happened. The Cavs knew they had to beat the Bucks, and came through with a 109-95 win. LeBron scored 24 and had 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Pavlovic had 21 points, Marshall had 14 and Houghes scored 13. The "wild thing" Anderson Varejao had a good game, grabbing 12 rebounds and scoring 9, and Z scored 10 points as well.
Cleveland finishes the regular season 50-32, which clinches the 2nd seed in the playoffs over the 49-33 Bulls who blew their opportunity to clinch the spot with their loss in New Jersey.
Cleveland will host the Washington Wizards in the first round of the playoffs, for the second straight year.