MILWAUKEE: LeBron James scored 28 points, pulled down 10 rebounds, passed out six assists and made five steals on Sunday (Monday in Manila) to spark the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 108-90 NBA victory at Milwaukee.
J.R. Smith added 23 points and Kyrie Irving contributed 20 points and seven assists for the Cavaliers, who won their third game in a row and seventh in eight starts to stand 46-26 on the season, second in the Eastern Conference.
Michael Carter-Williams scored a team-high 19 points for Milwaukee, but the Bucks slid to 34-36 with their sixth loss in a row.
Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo each had 15 points for the Bucks.
Down 53-44 at half-time, the Cavaliers made a 14-6 run sparked by Irving to pull close. James scored six points in a row late in the quarter and Iman Shumpert’s jumper put Cleveland ahead 75-73 entering the fourth quarter.
James scored seven points in a run of 10 in a row by the Cavs to seize an 87-76 edge to seal Milwaukee’s fate.