NBA: Cavaliers’ earn 10th consecutive victory

Hawks forward DeAndre’ Bembry, left, and Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) battle for a loose ball on Nov. 30.
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LeBron James had yet another double-double, took command of a challenging defensive assignment and stuck around to see the end of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 10th straight victory, 121-114 over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night.

James had 24 points and 12 assists, and Kevin Love had 25 points and 16 rebounds to help Cleveland hold off Atlanta to extend the NBA’s longest active winning streak.

at Denver 111, Chicago 110: Will Barton capped a career-high 37 points with a driving layup with 3.2 seconds left and the Nuggets overcame the loss of Nikola Jokic.


at Boston 108, Philadelphia 97: Kyrie Irving scored 36 points and the Celtics held off the weary and short-handed 76ers.

Milwaukee 103, at Portland 91: The Bucks’ Khris Middleton had 26 points while Eric Bledsoe had 25.

Utah 126, at Clippers 107