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James triple-double leads Cavs over Kings

CLEVELAND, OH - FEBRUARY 8: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers goes to the basket against Marco Belinelli #3 of the Sacramento Kings on February 8, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, OH – FEBRUARY 8: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers goes to the basket against Marco Belinelli #3 of the Sacramento Kings on February 8, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, February 9th – Cleveland superstar LeBron James posted his 40th career triple-double — and his first this season — to lead the Cavaliers to a 120-100 NBA win over the reeling Sacramento Kings.

James had 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists and teammate Kyrie Irving added 32 points and 12 assists to pile on the misery for the Kings, who have lost four straight and eight of their last nine.

Sacramento coach George Karl reportedly could be fired before next weekend’s All-Star break.Cleveland were in control throughout, stretching a 16-point halftime lead to as many as 24 in the third quarter.

James capped his triple-double with his 10th rebound in the final minute of the third period.He said he didn’t realize until the end of the quarter that he had achieved the triple-double.

“I just go out and continue to play the game,” James said. “If it happens, it happens. If it don’t, it doesn’t.

“The only concern is how we can close out quarters and win the ball game.”

It was another encouraging performance from Irving, still returning to full strength after missing the first two months of the season as he continued to recover from the knee injury he suffered in the first game of last season’s NBA Finals.

“I think we are just starting to settle into our roles every game out,” Irving said. “Last few games felt really good.”

Cavs forward Kevin Love, back from a one-game absence with a bruised thigh, scored 11 points and surpassed 9,000 for his career in the first half.

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“We were happy that we were able to maintain the lead,” Love said of a Cavaliers team that has sometimes struggled to finish off wins. “We were able to maintain and keep enough distance there.”

– Overtime drama –

The Portland Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers all notched overtime victories.

Portland point guard Damian Lillard scored a game-high 33 points in the Trail Blazers’ 112-106 win over the Grizzlies in Memphis. He made 10 of the Trail Blazers’ 14 free throws — including two late in an overtime in which Portland outscored Memphis 10-4.

Portland trailed 102-100 with 7.6 seconds left in the fourth quarter and attempted three shots — the last an equalizing tip-in by Allen Crabbe with one-tenth of a second left.

In Atlanta, the host Hawks led the Magic by 20 in the first quarter but Orlando battled back, erasing an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit to triumph 117-110 in overtime with the aid of 28 points and 12 rebounds from center Nikola Vucevic.

The Clippers rallied for a 98-92 overtime triumph over the lowly 76ers in Philadelphia.

Jamal Crawford and J.J. Redick scored 23 points each and center DeAndre Jordan scored four of his 12 points in the extra session.

Point guard Chris Paul added 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds for Los Angeles, who trailed by 19 points in the first half and by eight with six minutes left in regulation.

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– Johnson lifts Nets –

It came down to the wire in Brooklyn, where Nets forward Joe Johnson hit the game-winning three-pointer with one-tenth of a second remaining to give the hosts a 105-104 triumph over the Denver Nuggets.

The Nets had wasted a 16-point lead before pulling out the dramatic victory.

The Indiana Pacers also held on for a win, 89-87 over the Los Angeles Lakers in Indianapolis.

Paul George scored seven of his 21 points in the final one minute and 11 seconds as the Pacers thwarted a Lakers rally.

The Lakers trailed by as many as 17 in the third quarter and were down 75-68 before Kobe Bryant led a rally that put the visitors up 84-80.

George scored the next six points with three free throws and a three-point play as the Pacers held on.


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  1. brian makori

    December 21, 2012 at 11:05 am

    i lyk it

    • Aristotle

      December 21, 2012 at 11:20 am

      you shud be wiping a tear….wanyonyi will never forgive uk!

  2. Benson Gerald

    December 21, 2012 at 11:05 am

    for they came to pick you up, and they shall have the right to drop you back! and the movie continues

    • mohamednurdeen yussuf

      December 21, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      Good for he was droped ,before it was late,I urge mheshimiwa to join and support mr Peter Kenneth Kenyan fouth president.welcome musakhuru.

  3. Aristotle

    December 21, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Where will Wanyonyi burry his head?

    • Kwessi Pratt

      December 22, 2012 at 8:28 am

      @Aristotle: He is yet to come to terms with enormity of the matter. He still thinks somehow, good luck will come back smiling to him. He has no idea that train left station long long long time ago!!!!


    December 21, 2012 at 11:30 am

    very ironical in their Tuesday image when they signed the pre-election pact.they huggged each other in frenzy of exitement but now? where eill he burry his head?

  5. Herman M. Mugalla

    December 21, 2012 at 11:31 am

    MM was willing and prepared to ride on Uk’s popularity and now he is doomed. Let him go to Mululu and rest till 2017. This way he will save his face.

  6. Dominic M Ogeto

    December 21, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Let the people decide. No more boardroom deals…

  7. Kwessi Pratt

    December 21, 2012 at 11:58 am

    These are results of thinking that being given a lift amounts to owning the car! That naivety will forever haunt brother Mudavadi. Infact, his political judgement CANT rise to the challenge of being head of state. He should even seek asylum in a foreign country to heal the shame and indignity of being a seemingly very low thinker! No wonder he couldnt get anywhere with brother VP Kalonzo Musyoka, the decent man of Kenyan politics! How Mudavadi imagined that he could superpass the wisdom of the likes PM Raila and VP Kalonzo Musyoka is hard to discern. PM Raila literally campaigned for president Kibaki in 2002, only for Kibaki to jettison him two years later. In 2007, VP Kalonzo’s votes were even “added” to president’s tally! And then that was also coupled by what footballers would easily call “Kalonzo’s hand of God!” But still brother VP was rewarded with contemptuous deliberate indignity of “having no numbers!” That his supposed “little numbers” made all the difference in 2007 didnt matter at all! All the above in mind, Mudavadi should have formed a better judgement if he was ever a serious leader. His ability to be willingly lied to is shockingly surprising. Nevertheless, when he took off from Odm, the unnecessary long time he wasted to join another party, reduced him to a toothless bulldog. Then came alliance forming. Yet again, another world of time was spent for alot of nothing. Obviously, his misleaders were telling him to be patient, while they themselves were never sure of their empty schemes! Mudavadi should now pack up and leave the political scene forever and ever……… Amen!!!!!

  8. Willy

    December 21, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Where is the bull fighter?

    • Kwabubi John

      December 21, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      Leave him alone! The Doctor who can “cause” bulls to fight this time used live human beings! This time the humans saw devils, pengine hata ng’ombe huona kamakombe. Mkiona yeye, mtoroke!

  9. Joseph Ombasa

    December 21, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Bonny khalalwe plz bring DPM Musalia back to ODM, they can wipe off his tears!!

    • Kwabubi John

      December 21, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      They took him away when he was Messi, now he is Messy and they are still taking round, Please Khalwale, khwenya our prodigal son as soon as possible!

  10. doreen

    December 21, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    “Coalition member William Ruto said it had been mutually agreed that Mudavadi leaves the group to campaign on his own”……….i bet he has a choice what if he joins the CORD team on satuarday?

    • Fredrick Mwendwa

      December 21, 2012 at 1:02 pm

      the better for him.

    • Kwessi Pratt

      December 21, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      @doreen: It was one insulting way of telling him to go out there and get his own votes if he can! Dull judgement has its utterly crippling rewards!!!!

    • mohamednurdeen yussuf

      December 21, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      I strongly believe CORD & MUDAVADI are not heading anywhere.

      • bobcat

        December 21, 2012 at 3:58 pm

        Keep believing, its good for you.

  11. TIPTIP

    December 21, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    I beg to wonder a loud! How can one choose nightmares for political ambition. Mudavadi literally drives borrowed car in the neighborhood and still believes he can rally to presidency. Car owners will never allow him to enter into negotiation with UNFRIENDLY parties. He has been given another chance to do round in the neighborhood before he can get matching orders.Ooh LORD give him Wisdom.

  12. nemesis

    December 21, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    And to show you how tribal we are you will hear that Wakikuyu have done this to Waluhya yet it was a deal between individuals. Generations of kids will be told this fake story for years.

    • Kwabubi John

      December 21, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      Maybe you are a prophet, or are you saying it yourself?

  13. ken wafula

    December 21, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    uhuru and ruto are not tribal,that why there have dcd 2 wrk 2gthr,bt mm is tribal thnk God he hv been kick out of jubilee

  14. mohamednurdeen yussuf

    December 21, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Bravo for northerners ho have defected to Jubilee Alliance/URP,we are behind you Mheshimiwa B kEROW and his colligues wellcome brother.

  15. jabini

    December 21, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I bet you before the rooster crows THRICE, Mudavadi will be back to ODM-CORD.

  16. Kwabubi John

    December 21, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Even if maDVD had left ODM, he still has somewhere to go rest his head since he did not burn down the party. Maybe he should consider “stopping feeding on swine-food” and going back as soon as possible.

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