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Irving, James power Cavs to 11th straight win

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CLEVELAND, February 3 – Kyrie Irving scored 24 points while LeBron James contributed 18 points and 11 assists in sparking the Cleveland Cavaliers to their 11th NBA victory in a row, beating Philadelphia 97-84 Monday.

The Cavaliers captured their seventh home triumph in the win streak and avenged a 95-92 loss at Philadelphia last month which came when James was sidelined to rest a sore back and aching knees.

Kevin Love grabbed 15 rebounds for Cleveland while Aussie guard Irving matched a game high with five assists and pulled down five rebounds.

Aussie reserve guard Matthew Dellavedova and J.R. Smith each added 12 points for the Cavaliers, who improved to 30-20, hot on the heels of Central division leader Chicago (30-19).

The Cavaliers are only two wins shy of matching the longest win streak in franchise history, set during the 2009-2010 season before James departed Cleveland to spent four seasons in Miami until his return last July.

Cleveland can match a club-best 13-game win streak by beating the visiting Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday and winning Friday at Indiana. A potential 14th win in a row could come Sunday when the Los Angeles Lakers visit the Cavaliers.

The 76ers, averaging an NBA low 89.6 points a game coming into the contest, suffered their seventh consecutive road defeat and fell to 10-39, the worst record in the Eastern Conference and second-worst in the NBA.

Robert Covington and reserve Jerami Grant each scored 18 points to lead Philadelphia.

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  1. Gichira Peter

    February 7, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Can someone let me know what the difference there is between President Obama and President George W. Bush Jnr? The more things change, the more they remain the same. What a let down!!! 

  2. Gichira Peter

    February 7, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Mr. President, your new sanctions on Iran are pretentious. They are not about Iran’s Nuclear investment but your country’s interest in the gulf oil. The entire story sounds very familiar if one recalls what transpired in Iraq before the American Invasion and killing of Sadam Hussein. Now can someone who ares let me know what the difference there is between President Obama and President George W. Bush Jnr? Isn’t this a thing of change that remain the same? What a let down!!!

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