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Irving, James lead Cavs past 76ers

AAP logoAAP 27/11/2016

Kyrie Irving poured in 19 of his season-high 39 points in the fourth quarter as LeBron James added a triple-double to lead Cleveland to a 112-108 comeback NBA victory over Philadelphia.

James came up with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists for his third triple-double of the season while Kevin Love chipped in 25 points and 11 rebounds to help the defending champion Cavs (13-2) register their fourth straight win on Sunday (Monday AEDT).

"When you have great players, it can come from any of us at any given moment," Irving said.

"When one of us gets it going, we always continue to go to that person. It can be anybody's night. We're always trusting each other. That fourth quarter was just for me to be aggressive."

Joel Embiid led seven players in double figures with 22 points for the 76ers, who have lost three straight. Embiid also had nine rebounds, four assists and three blocks.

The Cavaliers never led through the first three quarters, but Irving got hot early in the fourth to put Cleveland in front.

He gave Cleveland its first lead on a layup 2:38 into the period and had 10 of the first 13 Cavaliers fourth-quarter points on a variety of jumpers and drives.

Love was limited to 28 minutes after receiving stitches for a cut over his right eye sustained early in the first quarter.

Cleveland trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half, the Cavs missing their first 14 shots of the game.

Meanwhile, Australia's Matthew Dellavedova had eight points and eight assists to help the Milwaukee Bucks to a 104-96 win over Orlando.

Dellavedova's compatriot Andrew Bogut had five points, 14 rebounds and three assists in Dallas' 91-81 win over New Orleans

Dallas improved to 3-13, still the NBA's worst record while the Pelicans fell to 6-12.

Denver beat the Phoenix Suns 120-114, as Wilson Chandler steered the Nuggets home with 25 points, eight rebounds and two assists.

While DeMarcus Cousins had 37 points and 11 rebounds, Rudy Gay added 22 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in the Sacramento Kings' 122-105 win over Brooklyn Nets.

Indiana slammed the Los Angeles Clippers 91-70 with Glenn Robinson III and Myles Turner each scoring 17 points.

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