Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James sits on the bench during the fourth quarter against the Dallas Mavericks, in an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, in Cleveland. James was held to 10 points in the Mavericks 92-74 win. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The road to the NBA finals in the East has to go through Cleveland.
LeBron James had 27 points and 10 assists, Wally Szczerbiak scored a season-high 18 and the Cavaliers beat the struggling Philadelphia 76ers 102-92 Friday night to clinch the No. 1 playoff seed and home-court advantage in the conference.
No team has played better at home this season than the Cavs. They're 38-1 at Quicken Loans Arena, with the only loss coming against the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 8. Cleveland (64-15) entered with a half-game lead over the Lakers for the best record in the league.
Andre Iguodala led Philadelphia with 26. The Sixers (40-39) have lost four straight since clinching a playoff berth. They came in one game behind Miami for fifth place in the East.