MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – Larry Hughes and Zydrunas Ilgauskas each scored 14 points and Damon Jones added 12 to help the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 91-82 preseason victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night.

Sasha Pavlovic added 10 points for Cleveland (1-1), which never trailed after taking the lead with 4:45 left in the second quarter. Anderson Varejao had six points and 11 rebounds.

Wally Szczerbiak led the Celtics (1-2) with 21 points, 13 in the first quarter. He finished 7-of-8 from the field with two 3-pointers and was 5-for-5 from the free throw line.

Sebastian Telfair added 16 points for Boston, including a perfect 10-of-10 at the free throw line. Ryan Gomes had 12 points and three steals.

Celtics star Paul Pierce finished with two points, leaving the game with 7 minutes to play in the third quarter with a bruised left hip.

The Cavaliers were without LeBron James, who was given the night off by coach Mike Brown.

Keyed by Szczerbiak, the Celtics led 27-23 after one quarter but went cold in the second, managing just 10 points on 5-of-19 shooting.

Cleveland pulled even at 35 with 5:22 to go in the second quarter on a layup by Donyell Marshall. Hughes followed with a foul shot and 3-pointer for a four-point lead and the Cavaliers didn’t trail the rest of the way.

C’s get ex-first-rounder

Luke Jackson, a swing man who was the 10th pick in the 2004 draft, was traded Friday from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Boston Celtics for center Dwayne Jones.

In two seasons since leaving Oregon, the 6-foot-7 Jackson has averaged 2.7 points and 7.8 minutes in 46 games. He missed 32 games last season with a broken left wrist.

Jones averaged 1 point and 2.2 rebounds in 6.2 minutes in 14 games for Boston as a rookie last season.

He signed with Minnesota as an undrafted free agent out of Saint Joseph’s and was traded in a deal that also brought forward Wally Szczerbiak to the Celtics.

Boston also received an undisclosed amount of cash as part of the deal for Jackson.


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