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Kyrie Irving scores 31 as Cavaliers defeat Thunder

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Kyrie Irving put up 31 points and added 9 assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, 114-104. Cleveland (23-36) has now won seven of their last 10 games.

Irving finished 10-19 from the field (4-7 on 3-pointers) and 7-7 from the free throw line, in a quality performance offensively. He added 5 rebounds and 4 steals as well. Other key players for Cleveland included Spencer Hawes with 19 points and 7 rebounds, and Tristan Thompson with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Kevin Durant had another quality performance for Oklahoma City in the loss, scoring 28 points on 10-16 shooting (4-9 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 4-6 from the free throw line. He also added 10 rebounds and 9 assists. Russell Westbrook chipped in 24 points and 9 assists and Serge Ibaka finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds.

Oklahoma City (43-15) has now dropped their last three consecutive games.

Coming up next, the Cavaliers battle the Utah Jazz, who are 20-36 on the year. The Thunder match up against the Memphis Grizzlies, currently 32-24 this season. The Cavaliers are 1-0 versus Utah this season. The Thunder have won two of their last three games against Memphis.


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