LeBron James has triple-double as Cavaliers arrest three-game slide with win over Magic
Cleveland forward LeBron James tries to control the ball Orlando guard Evan Fournier tris to hold him down. AP

LEBRON James came up with a triple-double as the Cleveland Cavaliers arrested a three-game slide with a 116-104 victory over the Magic on Saturday in Orlando (Sunday, Manila time).

The Cavaliers, who had lost five of their previous seven games, improved their win-loss record to 43-21, three clear of the Washington Wizards in the Eastern Conference.

James came up with 24 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds, his 51st career triple-double.

Kyrie Irving had 22 points on 9 of 22 shooting, while Iman Shumpert had 15 points, making 5 of 7 field goal attempts.

JR Smith came off the bench to play 21 minutes and deliver 11 points for Cleveland.

The Magic absorbed their second straight loss and 43rd in 67 games.

Nikola Vucevic had a huge double-double of 20 points and 16 rebounds, while Aaron Gordon scored 16 for Orlando.



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