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NBA: How can Cavs lose?


Irving fires 39, LeBron posts triple-double.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Kyrie Irving scored 19 of his season-high 39 points in the fourth quarter and LeBron James had a triple-double in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 112-108 NBA victory over Philadelphia on Sunday.

James had 26 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists, and Kevin Love added 25 points and 11 rebounds, The defending champion Cavaliers have won four straight to improve to 13-2.

Joel Embiid had 22 points and nine rebounds for the 76ers, who have lost three straight.

Glenn Robinson III and Myles Turner each scored 17 points as Indiana handed the Los Angeles Clippers consecutive losses for the first time this season.

Al Jefferson added 16 points and eight rebounds to help Indiana win two straight for the second time this season.

Blake Griffin had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Clippers. They dropped to 14-4.

KINGS 122, NETS 105
DeMarcus Cousins had 37 points and 11 rebounds while Rudy Gay added 22 points, eight rebounds and eight assists as Sacramento routed Brooklyn.

Darren Collison added 18 points for the Kings in their first win in Brooklyn.

Sean Kilpatrick scored 22 points, Brook Lopez had 17 and Bojan Bogdanovic added 13 for the Nets, who have lost seven straight games.

The Kings’ Matt Barnes was ejected for a flagrant foul 2 on Kilpatrick with 9:34 left.

Wilson Chandler scored 25 points and Jameer Nelson added 21 as Denver held off Phoenix.

Eric Bledsoe led Phoenix with a career-high 35 points. Devin Booker added 30.

The Nuggets led by 20 at the half but Booker and Bledsoe led a rally that cut the lead to three early in the fourth quarter. Denver gained a slightly larger cushion from there before the Suns cut it to four in the final minute but they got no closer.

Booker scored 25 points in the second half, Bledsoe 21.

John Henson scored 20 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 18 points and nine rebounds to help Milwaukee beat Orlando.

Michael Beasley had 13 points to help the Bucks beat the Magic for the second time in a week.

Evan Fournier led Orlando with 27 points and seven assists. Serge Ibaka scored 19 points, and Nikola Vucevic added 17 points and 16 rebounds.