James, Love lead Cavs past Hawks for 10th win in a row

first_imgAtlanta Hawks forward DeAndre’ Bembry, left, defends against Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)ATLANTA — LeBron James had yet another double-double, took command of a challenging defensive assignment and stuck around to see the end of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 10th straight victory, 121-114 over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night.James had 24 points and 12 assists, and Kevin Love had 25 points and 16 rebounds to help Cleveland hold off Atlanta to extend the NBA’s longest active winning streak. It was James’ 14th double-double in 22 games.ADVERTISEMENT James had frequent exchanges with the officials but avoided serious confrontations following his first ejection in 1,082 career games Tuesday night in a home victory over Miami.Dennis Schroder, who led Atlanta with 27 points, blew past Cavaliers guard Jose Calderon to score on three straight layups to give Atlanta a 67-58 lead late in the first half. James took over primary defensive duties on Schroder to close the half and continued covering the super-quick guard in the second half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Cavaliers, who lost 117-115 at home to the Hawks on Nov. 4, ended a streak of three straight losses in the series.Cleveland trailed 67-63 at halftime despite making 8 of 17 3-pointers. The Cavaliers finished with 18 3s, giving them 11 straight games with 10 or more long-range shots. MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The Cavaliers took the lead by outscoring the Hawks 36-23 in the third quarter. Love had 12 points while making three 3s in the period.Cleveland stretched its lead to double figures for the first time at 90-79 on a 3-pointer by James. The Cavaliers led 99-90 entering the final period.A basket by Ersan Ilyasova cut Cleveland’s lead to 111-108. Cleveland’s Jeff Green and Atlanta’s Kent Bazemore traded jams before two free throws by Ilyasova cut the deficit to 113-112.The Cavaliers survived the crisis when James sank a 3-pointer over Bazemore and Dwyane Wade added a short floater.Ilyasova had 22 points while making four 3-pointers. Marco Belinelli had 18 points and rookie John Collins had 13.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT Amid troubled World Cup sales, FIFA set to hit $5.66B target Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Cavaliers: G Isaiah Thomas (hip) participated in pregame shooting but is not yet ready for full-speed drills. … Wade had 19 points. Jae Crowder had 15 points and Green had 12.Hawks: G Isaiah Taylor returned after missing five games with a right retinal tear. Coach Mike Budenholzer said Taylor “had a good practice” after being cleared on Wednesday and would be Schroder’s top backup barring more problems. … F Luke Babbitt (lower back) started and scored eight points after missing three games.SURGERY FOR SHUMPERTCavaliers guard Iman Shumpert was set to have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday morning in Cleveland after he was reevaluated by team physicians Dr. Richard Parker and Dr. James Rosneck. Shumpert is averaging 4.8 points and 3.1 rebounds in 13 games.UP NEXTCavaliers: Host Memphis on Saturday night.Hawks: At Brooklyn on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img

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