Third straight triple-double by LeBron James powers Cavaliers past Wizards
LeBron James posts his 61st career triple double. AP

LEBRON James posted his third straight triple-double as the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame the Wizards, 106-99, on Sunday in Washington (Monday, Manila time).

The Cavaliers notched their fifth straight win and 23rd win in 31 outings.

James had 20 points, 15 assists and 12 rebounds as he matched his longest triple-double streak of three in 2009, when he claimed his first MVP award.

Kevin Love came up with 25 points and Jeff Green came off the bench to deliver 15.

After a tight battle in three quarters, the Cavaliers outscored the Wizards in the fourth, 23-16.

The Wizards absorbed their 14th loss in 30 games.

Bradley Beal scored 27, while John Wall added 15 for Washington.

After a tight battle in three quarters, the Cavaliers outscored the Wizards in the fourth, 23-16.

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