Cavaliers edge Bucks, stretch win streak to four

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LeBron James (L) and Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrate after James scored during the second half against the Milwaukee Bucks, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on December 2, 2014 (AFP Photo/Jason Miller)
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Cleveland (AFP) - Kyrie Irving scored 28 points and Kevin Love added 27 to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to their fourth consecutive NBA victory, a 111-108 triumph over Milwaukee.

Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James on Tuesday joined his "Big Three" partners with 26 points and a game-high 10 assists while Love grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds as the Cavaliers improved to 9-7.

Brandon Knight led the Bucks with 27 points while Jabari Parker added 22 as Milwaukee fell to 10-9.

Since James dubbed the Cavaliers "fragile," the team has not lost a game and outscored foes by a combined 73 points during their win streak.

Deadlocked at 89-89 in the fourth quarter, Irving had a 3-point play and James followed with a layup for a 94-89 Cleveland edge.

The Cavaliers stretched the margin as large as 103-95 before Milwaukee rallied within 104-101 on a Giannis Antetokounmpo layup with 26 seconds to play. James hit seven of eight free throws down the stretch to keep the Bucks at bay to the finish.