Monday 26 September 2016

Five-star Cleveland win again under Tyronn Lue

Published 02/02/2016 | 08:29

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots the ball in front of Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Cavaliers won 111-106 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots the ball in front of Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Cavaliers won 111-106 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers made it five NBA wins in a row under new coach Tyronn Lue as they beat the Indianapolis Pacers 111-106 in overtime.

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Kyrie Irving scored 25 points and LeBron James added 24 as the Cavaliers needed an extra period to win in Indiana for the first time since 2010.

Lue said in his post-match press conference: "This is a great win for us considering we haven't won here for six years. The guys stuck together."

Russell Westbrook inspired the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 114-98 victory over the Washington Wizards.

Westbrook scored a seventh triple-double of the season, with 17 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, as the Thunder made it 11 wins out of 12.

Bradley Beal scored 17 points for the Wizards who were without coach Randy Wittman following a family bereavement.

The San Antonio Spurs' home dominance continued as they remain unbeaten on their own patch with a 107-92 success over the Orlando Magic.

LaMarcus Alridge produced a season's best 28 points to inspire a 26th successive victory in front of their own fans.

The Memphis Grizzlies' impressive form continued as they earned a 10th win in 12 games following a 110-95 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, but the Toronto Raptors' 11-game winning streak was snapped as they were beaten 112-93 against the Denver Nuggets.

The Utah Jazz won an overtime period 12-3 against the Chicago Bulls to seal a 105-96 success and the Sacramento Kings enjoyed a 111-104 win at home to the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Detroit Pistons edged past the Brooklyn Nets 105-100 while Jeff Teague's 32 points inspired the Atlanta Hawks in a 112-97 win against the Dallas Mavericks.

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