CLEVELAND (ninety two.three The Fan) – Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 29 factors and 10 assists, LeBron James netted his twenty first double-double of the season, and the Cavaliers outlasted the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder on Sunday afternoon, 107-ninety one.
Irving has now scored no less than 26 factors in 5 of the previous six video games for the Cavs.
James, en path to his 25-level, 14-rebound efficiency in Sunday’s recreation, additionally turned the primary participant in Cavs historical past to surpass the 20,000-level mark for the franchise.
Tristan Thompson added 19 factors and 12 rebounds for Cleveland (32-14).
Each groups acquired off to a sluggish begin, with Oklahoma Metropolis main by three on the finish of the primary quarter.
Nevertheless, a 15-2 run by Cleveland to shut out the half gave the Cavaliers a thirteen-level benefit on the finish of the second interval.
The Cavs expanded the result in 15 within the third quarter, however Oklahoma Metropolis started the fourth quarter on a ten-2 run to chop it to a seven-level recreation. The Cavaliers, nevertheless, managed to carry off the Thunder’s late rally, outscoring their opponent 25-sixteen the remainder of the best way.
Cleveland All-Star ahead Kevin Love missed the second half of the sport after experiencing again spasms on the finish of the second quarter. Love, who battled again points earlier this season, completed zero-for-four with one level and eight rebounds in 12 minutes.
Oklahoma Metropolis (28-20) was led by Russell Westbrook, who completed with 20 factors, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, his twenty fourth triple-double of the season.