Cavaliers shake of sluggish start to keep Bulls winless
Dwyane Wade comes off the bench to score 11 and five other Cavaliers also finished in double figures. AP

THE Cavaliers overcame a flat start to post a 119-112 victory on Tuesday in Cleveland (Wednesday, Manila time).

LeBron James scored 34 points and made 13 assists for the Cavaliers, who trailed by double digits early and were not able to get a taste of the lead until the third quarter.

Robin Lopez hit a jumper to put the Bulls ahead 14-4 and the visiting team got ahead 32-19 after back-to-back baskets by former Cavalier Kay Felder.

A Jae Crowder triple off a James assist tied the game at 72 and sparked a 12-0 run.

The Bulls managed to retake the lead at the end of the third, 92-91, on a Quincy Pondexter layup but the Cavaliers took over in the fourth to post their third win in four outings.

Justin Holiday scored 25 for Chicago, which remained winless in three tries.

Kevin Love had 20 points, while Jeff Green had 16 points off the bench.

Jae Crowder scored 11, which was matched by reserves Kyle Korver and Dwyade Wade.


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