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Sport James' triple-double leads Cavaliers past lowly Suns

07:13  14 march  2018
07:13  14 march  2018 Source:   ap.org

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PHOENIX (AP) — LeBron James earned his 69th career triple - double , and 14th this season, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a wire-to-wire 129-107 win over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time).

Cavaliers : Have beaten the Suns six straight times, longest streak in series history. … Cleveland is 2-2 so far on a six-game trip. … James has one other triple - double against Suns . … The Cavs have scored at least 110 points in seven of last eight road games.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) gets fouled by Phoenix Suns guard Shaquille Harrison in the first half during an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)© The Associated Press Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) gets fouled by Phoenix Suns guard Shaquille Harrison in the first half during an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

PHOENIX — LeBron James earned his 69th career triple-double, and 14th this season, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a wire-to-wire 129-107 win over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.

James, averaging a triple-double over his last 15 games, had 28 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists for his second triple-double in 10 days.

BOX SCORE: CAVALIERS 129, SUNS 107

Kyle Korver added 22 points on 6-of-7 shooting — making 5 of 6 3s — for the Cavaliers, who bounced back from a couple of losses in Los Angeles to the Clippers and Lakers with a dominating victory. Jordan Clarkson scored 23 for the Cavs, including 6 of 10 3s.

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PHOENIX (AP) After a couple of tough losses in Los Angeles, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers went to the desert and took care of Phoenix. The Suns offered little resistance. In a performance that seemed almost effortless against an outmatched opponent

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) gets fouled by Phoenix Suns guard Shaquille Harrison in the first half during an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Phoenix. James has one other triple - double against Suns .

T.J. Warren and Josh Jackson scored 19 apiece and Devin Booker added 17 for the Suns, losers of six straight and 21 of their last 23. Phoenix became the first team to lose 50 games this season.

Cleveland led from the opening basket. The Cavs scored nine straight to go up 23-8 on Larry Nance Jr.'s dunk, and Phoenix never got the lead to single digits again.

The Suns shot just 26 percent, including 1 of 9 on 3-pointers, and trailed 38-18 after one quarter.

Korver scored five as the Cavaliers opened an early 13-2 lead. A technical foul against the Suns' Marquese Chriss started a 7-0 run to end the first quarter for Cleveland. Clarkson's 3-pointer capped the spurt and made it a 20-point lead after one quarter.

J.R. Smith's 3-pointer gave the Cavs their largest lead of the half, 59-37, with 3:55 left in the half. Jackson's two free throws cut the lead to 59-47 before Cleveland ended the half with a 9-3 run to lead 68-52 at the break.

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PHOENIX (AP) After a couple of tough losses in Los Angeles, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers went to the desert and took care of Phoenix. The Suns offered little resistance.

LeBron James gets 69th career triple - double as Cleveland Cavaliers cruise by lowly Phoenix Suns 129-107. To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. James ' triple - double leads Cavaliers past lowly Suns .

The Cavs, who made 17 of 35 3-pointers, led by as many as 27 in the second half, the highlight of which was a breakaway, one-handed windmill dunk by James after a Phoenix turnover in the third quarter.

TIP-INS:

Cavaliers: Have beaten the Suns six straight times. .... Korver ranks second in the NBA with 149 3s off the bench. ... James had two rocket cross-court passes to Korver for 3-pointers in the first half. ... Cleveland is 2-2 so far on a six-game trip. ... Nance scored only four to see an end to his career-best string of seven consecutive double-digit scoring games. ... Korver entered the game shooting .433 from 3-point range, fifth-best in NBA.

Suns: The Suns made 6 of 31 3s. ... Booker failed to score at least 30 for only the second time in eight games. ... Booker's 22 30-point games this season are fourth-most in the NBA. ... Phoenix last beat Cleveland on Jan. 13, 2015.

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YahooSports. LeBron James explains what was going through his head in infamous Game 1 video clip. James ' triple - double leads Cavaliers past lowly Suns . James has one other triple - double against Suns . The Cavs have scored at least 110 points in seven of last eight road games.

TIP-INS: Cavaliers : Have beaten the Suns six straight times, longest streak in series history. Cleveland is 2-2 so far on a six-game trip. James has one other triple - double against Suns .

Suns: At Utah on Thursday night.

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