The Associated Press is Smoking Crack

by December 24, 2006

By Jake Appleman 

From Saturday night’s Magic-Cavs game report (ESPN version):

Zydrunas Ilgauskas added a season-high 22 points and Drew Gooden had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Cleveland, which has been inconsistent most of the season. In their previous four games, the Caves had scored 106 points, 74, 111 and 71.

“I never thought about us losing three games in a row,” James said. “I thought about us possibly losing and not playing again until Wednesday and spending Christmas with a loss. You want to spend the holiday on a good note.”

Dwight Howard led the Magic with 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Grant Hill finished with 15 points.

Goodness, who spent 1 1/2 seasons with Orlando before being traded to Cleveland, scored just two points in the first half. But he scored 12 in the third period, including 10 in a 14-4 spurt that put the Caves up 60-54.

Spread that yuletide, SON!

Feel free to get creative in the comments.