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    LeBron James comes up clutch as Cavs survive scare vs Kings to stretch win streak to 13

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    Dec 7, 2017
    LeBron James capped the Cavs comeback with two clutch baskets. AP

    LEBRON James came through with two huge baskets down the stretch as the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied from 12 points down to beat the Sacramento Kings, 101-95, extending their win run to 13 on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).

    After a strong third quarter start gave the Kings a 12-point lead, 62-48, the Cavaliers clawed back to cut the lead down to five entering the fourth period. Kyle Korver then scored nine quick points to bring Cleveland back on top, 82-79, with 10:37 to play and set the stage for the see-saw battle up until the final buzzer.

    With the game tied at 95 into the last two minutes, James broke the deadlock and the Cavs forced a shot-clock violation on the other end. James then dealt the dagger with a booming triple that put Cleveland ahead by five, 100-95, with only 15 ticks left.

    George Hill missed on a three in the next play and Korver sealed the final score with a split at the stripe.

    James was one assist shy from a triple-double with 32 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists to lead the Cavs (18-7). Kevin Love finished with 18 markers and 13 boards, while Jeff Green and Korver scored 17 and 15, respectively, off the bench.

    Zach Randolph led the Kings (7-17) with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Buddy Hield fired 17 off the bench. 

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    LeBron James capped the Cavs comeback with two clutch baskets. AP
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