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James hits 33 as Cavs down Nets


By Agence France-Presse

LeBron James scored 33 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers rolled to their sixth straight victory with a 119-109 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday.

James made four three-pointers with six rebounds and five assists as the Cavs improved to 11-7 to continue their climb up the Eastern Conference standings.

The two sides had been evenly matched at 77-77 heading into the final quarter before James produced a late scoring burst to tip the game in the Cavs favour.

James scored 23 of his 33 points in the fourth, a run which included 18 straight to break the Nets resistance at Cleveland’s QuickenLoans Arena.

Kevin Love had 18 points with 10 rebounds while Dwyane Wade also weighed win with 18 for the Cavs.

Jae Crowder added 14 points while Kyle Korver came off the bench to chip in with 12 points.

Brooklyn, who fell to 6-11 with the loss, had four players in double digits.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson led the scoring for the Nets with 20 points while Joe Harris had 18 points.