LeBron powers Cavaliers’ win vs Bucks

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LeBron James No.23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks during the first half against the Brooklyn Nets at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. AFP PHOTO

LeBron James No.23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks during the first half against the Brooklyn Nets at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. AFP PHOTO

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.

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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.

AFP

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