With LeBron James nursing a head cold, two starters out with injuries and his team dragging from a late night of travel from chilled-to-the-bone Chicago, Cavaliers coach Mike Brown had to try something new. He may have to try it again. James shook off one of his worst games this season and a blow to his shooting arm to flirt with a triple-double, and the Cavaliers, using a small lineup that had James playing center for a long stretch, extended their home winning streak to 20 by beating the New Orleans Hornets 92-78 on Friday night. “I think the small lineup may have put them in a position they didn’t want to be in or expect,” James said. Asked how he liked playing center, James just shook his head. “Y’all know I’ll do anything for my team,” he said. “But that will have to be an every once in a while type thing.” Note: James has led the Cavs in scoring, rebounding and assists in three straight games – a franchise first. He’s also the first NBA player to do it since Kobe Bryant last season. Photos from Cavs’ last four games after the break.
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