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  • Irving, Cavs stun Thunder

  • OKLAHOMA CITY — Kyrie Irving scored 14 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Oklahoma City 114-104 Wednesday night, giving the Thunder their third straight loss since the All-Star break.
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  • OKLAHOMA CITY — Kyrie Irving scored 14 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Oklahoma City 114-104 Wednesday night, giving the Thunder their third straight loss since the All-Star break.
    Jarrett Jack scored 21 points, Spencer Hawes had 19 and Tristan Thompson added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who snapped a three-game losing streak.
    Cleveland shot 14 for 21 from the field in the fourth quarter against the Western Conference-leading Thunder.
    Kevin Durant had 28 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, Russell Westbrook had 24 points and nine assists, and Serge Ibaka added 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Thunder. Oklahoma City is 0-3 since Westbrook returned from his latest knee surgery.
    Spurs 120, Pistons 110
    At San Antonio, Marco Belinelli had 20 points to lead eight San Antonio players in double figures, and the Spurs worked through a lethargic start to beat Detroit.
    Kawhi Leonard had 15 points in his return from a 14-game absence due to a broken finger.
    Kyle Singler scored 15 points on 7 of 8 shooting to go with his five rebounds for Detroit.
    Clippers 101, Rockets 93
    At Los Angeles, Blake Griffin had 23 points and 16 rebounds and reserve Darren Collison scored seven of his 19 points in the final 2:09 to lift Los Angeles past Houston.
    The Clippers won for the sixth time in eight games, converting 20 Houston turnovers into 30 points. DeAndre Jordan had 13 points and 10 rebounds for his 30th double-double. His previous career high was 12 last season.
    Bulls 103, Warriors 83
    At Chicago, Taj Gibson scored 21 points, Carlos Boozer added 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Chicago used a big third-quarter run to win for the seventh time in eight games by pounding Golden State.
    Mavericks 108, Pelicans 89
    At Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki shook off an early shoulder issue to finish with 18 points in Dallas' victory and New Orleans All-Star Anthony Davis was knocked out of the game with a similar problem.
    Nowitzki went to the locker room 31 seconds into the game holding his left shoulder but emerged a short time later and returned to the game.
    Jazz 109, Suns 86
    At Salt Lake City, Gordon Hayward had 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists to lead a balanced offense and Utah cruised to victory over slumping Phoenix.
    Grizzlies 108, Lakers 103
    At Memphis, Tenn., Courtney Lee scored 18 points, Marc Gasol had 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Memphis weathered Los Angeles' late 3-point shooting display.
    Celtics 115, Hawks 104
    At Boston, Jerryd Bayless scored a season-high 29 points in a rare start, and Rajon Rondo added 22 points and 11 assists to help Boston break a five-game losing streak with a victory over slumping Atlanta.
    Magic 101, 76ers 90
    At Philadelphia, Jameer Nelson scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and Nik Vucevic had 21 points and 13 rebounds to help Orlando snap a 16-game road losing streak.
    Nelson added 12 assists for the Magic, who last won on the road at Chicago on Dec. 16. Victor Oladipo added 17 points, and Maurice Harkless and Tobias Harris scored 13 apiece.
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