LeBron tops Durant in Cavaliers' win over Thunder

LeBron James scores 34 points and has seven rebounds as Cleveland Cavaliers edge out the Oklahoma City Thunder.

    This was only battle this season between the two most recent MVP award winners [David Richard/Usa Today Sports]
    This was only battle this season between the two most recent MVP award winners [David Richard/Usa Today Sports]

    LeBron James overcame Kevin Durant in the only battle this season between the two most recent MVP award winners, and the Cleveland Cavaliers won their sixth straight with a 108-98 victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

    James had 34 points and seven rebounds, and Kevin Love had 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Cavs, who look a different team since a pair of trades in recent weeks reshaped the roster.

    Durant, a forward, had 32 points and nine assists for the Thunder (22-22), who closed a five-game trip through the Eastern Conference with a pair of losses.

    Elsewhere, Paul Millsap and Al Horford combined for 39 points to help the Atlanta Hawks extend a franchise-record winning streak to 16 games with a 112-110 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

    Klay Thompson followed up his record-setting performance with a 31-point game to lead the Golden State Warriors to a hard-earned 114-111  victory over the Boston Celtics.

    Anthony Davis scored a team-high 28 points, made a critical interception of an inbounds pass and two fouls shots with 9.4 seconds left to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 109-106 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.

    Other results:

    Heat 96, Bulls 84

    Clippers 120, Suns 100

    Spurs 101, Bucks 95

    Pacers 106, Magic 99

    Raptors 114, Pistons 110

    Wizards 117, Nuggets 115 (OT)

    Rockets 99, Lakers 87

    SOURCE: Reuters


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