The game featured 16 lead changes and 11 ties, with the Clippers (26-14) leading by as many as nine points and the Cavaliers (20-21) leading by as many as 10.
The Cavaliers, who trailed by three points, 95-92, entering the fourth quarter, took control of the game in the fourth behind
James, who was playing in his third game back after missing eight because of knee and back soreness, finished with 32 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. In his first two games back, he scored 33 and 36 points, respectively. Irving had 37 points and five assists.
The Cavaliers, who beat the Lakers on Thursday night, outshot the Clippers, 55% to 47.3%.
Austin Rivers made history Friday when he played in his first game as a Clipper, becoming the first
Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 34 points and 10 rebounds, including an array of how-did-you-just-make-that shots and dunks.
The Clippers entered Friday's game having won six of their last eight, including an impressive 100-94 victory over the