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[February 27, 2014]
Cavaliers 114, Thunder 104: Kyrie
Irving erupted for 31 points, nine assists and four steals as Cleveland
sent Oklahoma City to its first three-game home losing streak in nearly
Irving shot 10-of-19 from the field while knocking down four
3-pointers for the Cavaliers, who halted a three-game skid. Jarrett
Jack had 21 points while Spencer Hawes added 19 and Luol Deng 13.
Kevin Durant's 28 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists led the
Thunder, who hadn't dropped three straight at home since March
18-April 7, 2009 - their first season in Oklahoma City. Russell
Westbrook added 24 points and nine assists while Serge Ibaka had 16
points and 13 rebounds.
Cleveland came out firing in a back-and-forth opening half, getting
14 points from Irving to counter 15 from Durant as the Thunder led
52-51. Oklahoma City opened it up early in the third quarter - going
ahead by double digits on an Ibaka jumper - but the Cavaliers
stormed back, putting together a pair of short runs to pull within a
point before settling for a 76-72 deficit entering the fourth.
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The Thunder led by as many as seven before Cleveland used a 12-4 run
fueled by a pair of Irving 3-pointers to surge ahead by five. A
Durant 3-pointer with 4:35 left gave Oklahoma City a 97-95 lead, but
Jack put the Cavaliers ahead for good with a 3 on the ensuing
possession and Irving added the deciding 3-pointer moments later
after Durant's long-range attempt missed.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Nine different players had a turnover for the
Thunder, who finished with 20. ... The Cavaliers connected on
23-of-24 free throws. Oklahoma City was just 13-for-17. ... The
Thunder wrap up their six-game homestand with tilts against Memphis,
Charlotte and Philadelphia.
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