Cavaliers use fourth-quarter surge to beat slumping Pacers
Cleveland forward Tristan Thompson posts a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds in 37 minutes of action. AP  

THE Cavaliers held the Indiana Pacers scoreless for almost four minutes in the fourth quarter en route to a 113-104 victory on Wednesday in Cleveland (Thursday, Manila time).

Kyrie Irving and Kyle Korver led the way in the huge fourth-quarter run and the Cavaliers went on to notch their third straight win.

Cleveland scored nine unanswered points for a 106-89 lead and recorded their 39th win in 55 games.

LeBron James led the Cavaliers with 31 points, going 12 for 17 including 4 for 5 from beyond the arc.

Irving shot 7 for 17 and finished with 26 points, while Korver came off the bench to deliver 22 points, going 6 for 8 from the 3-point line.

Tristan Thompson had a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds.

The Pacers absorbed their fifth straight loss and 27th in 56 games.

Glenn Robinson scored 19 points, while Jeff Teague had 15 points and 11 assists for Indiana.

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