LeBron James has near triple-double, Cavs hold off Magic

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first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours TIP INSCavaliers: Kyle Korver tied Paul Pierce for fourth-place on the career 3-pointers list with 2,143. Cleveland has won nine straight times in Orlando. … James played in his 1,100 game in his 15-year career. … Cleveland is 22-0 when tied or leading starting the fourth quarter.Magic: Jonathon Simmons back injury forced the Magic to change their starting lineup for the 16th time this season. … Payton got into a shouting match with Thomas in the first half and both players were given a technical. SG Evan Fournier had his string of consecutive free throws end at 21 since returning from an ankle injury six games ago.UP NEXTCavaliers: Continue five-game trip at Minnesota on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Magic: At Dallas on Tuesday night to start a three-game trip.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Filipino bobsled team takes first crack at big-time meet; eyes 2022 Winter Games Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Aaron Gordon led Orlando with 30 points, Elfrid Payton had 20 points and five assists, Evan Fournier had 18 points, and Mario Hezonja added 16 points and 10 rebounds in his seventh start of the season. The Magic have lost four straight.Down 107-87 to start the fourth quarter, the Magic cut the deficit to five on Hezonja’s 3-pointer with 2:39 left. Payton’s layup in traffic made it 128-125 with 40 seconds to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkOn Cleveland’s next possession, Thomas shot an air-ball from the free-throw line, but Wade grabbed the ball in stride and made the layup to give the Cavs a 130-125 lead with 17.8 seconds left.Cleveland missed three of four free throws in the final seconds, but the Magic couldn’t take advantage and lost for the 13th time in their last 14 games. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots over Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)ORLANDO, Fla. — LeBron James had 33 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists to just miss a triple-double in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 131-127 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night.Kevin Love added 27 points, and Isaiah Thomas had 19 points and four assists in his first start since returning from a hip injury that delayed his Cavaliers debut. Dwayne Wade added 16 points.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img

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