Basketball

Jamison no help for Cavaliers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Antawn Jamison couldn’t have had a worse debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday against the Charlotte Bobcats.

He missed all 12 of his shot attempts, including two airballs and four shots that were blocked. It wasn’t until he made two free throws – amid cheers from the Bobcats’ crowd – with 40.8 seconds left in the game that he scored his first points as a Cavalier.

Jamison wasn’t the only problem for the Cavaliers in a 110-93 loss to the Bobcats. It was the Bobcats’ third consecutive victory over the Cavs, giving them the season series.

“I just really couldn’t get into a rhythm,” said Jamison, who was acquired from the Washington Wizards in a three-team trade on Wednesday. “It was just one of those nights. It won’t happen again. I promise you that.”

Stephen Jackson scored 29 points for the Bobcats, and Tyrus Thomas grabbed 12 rebounds in his Charlotte debut. Thomas was acquired from the Chicago Bulls on Thursday.

LeBron James had 22 points and nine assists for Cleveland.

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