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Cavaliers upset Thunder’s run

Associated Press / March 10, 2012
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Antawn Jamison scored 21 points and Kyrie Irving orchestrated a decisive run in the final three minutes and Cleveland snapped Oklahoma City’s 14-game home winning streak Friday night.

The Cavaliers scored their first consecutive road wins of the season by turning the normally fast-breaking Thunder into a half-court team. Oklahoma City converted only three transition baskets until trying to make a dramatic comeback in the final minute.

Neither team led by more than 5 until the final minute, when the Cavaliers were putting the finishing touches on a 12-0 run spearheaded by Irving. He drove for a pair of layups to put Cleveland ahead and then found Jamison wide open under the basket for a layup to make it 90-85.

Kevin Durant tried to lead Oklahoma City back, but missed on a pair of 3-point attempts. He finished with 23 points and Russell Westbrook scored 19 for the Thunder.

Bucks 119, Knicks 114 - Ersan Ilyasova scored 26 points, including a critical putback in the final minute, and Milwaukee held on to beat visiting New York.

Amare Stoudemire had 27 points and 11 rebounds for the Knicks, who have lost four straight and seven of their past 10. Carmelo Anthony had 22 points, while Jeremy Lin had 20 points and 13 assists, with 4 steals and 5 turnovers.

76ers 104, Jazz 91 - Lou Williams and Thaddeus Young scored 21 points each, lifting host Philadelphia past Utah.

Evan Turner had 16 points and 12 rebounds, Jrue Holiday also scored 16 points, and Andre Iguodala added 10 points, 10 assists, and 7 rebounds for the Sixers, who followed Wednesday’s 32-point victory over the Celtics with another impressive performance.

Kings 110, Mavericks 97 - Tyreke Evans and Marcus Thornton each scored 17 points to help host Sacramento end a 10-game losing streak against Dallas.

Rookie Isaiah Thomas added 14 points, including three 3-pointers in the third quarter, for the Kings, who last beat Dallas on Jan. 11, 1999.

Jason Terry scored 23 points to lead the Mavericks, who have lost six straight road games. Dallas has lost seven of nine games overall to fall into seventh place in the Western Conference.

Clippers 120, Spurs 108 - Chris Paul had 36 points and 11 assists, Mo Williams scored a season-high 33, and Los Angeles ended a 17-game losing streak at San Antonio.

Pistons 86, Hawks 85 - Tayshaun Prince made a driving lefthanded shot with 24.3 seconds remaining, and Detroit held on to beat visiting Atlanta.

Nets 83, Bobcats 74 - Kris Humphries had 20 points and 15 rebounds and visiting New Jersey overcame an injury to Deron Williams (calf) to defeat Charlotte.

Lakers 105, Timberwolves 102 - Kobe Bryant scored 34 points and Andrew Bynum added 26 points and 10 rebounds to lift Los Angeles over host Minnesota, which was missing Kevin Love because of back spasms.

Nuggets 110, Hornets 97 - Arron Afflalo scored 28 points, Al Harrington had 20, and host Denver pulled away to win for the fifth time in six games.

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