scored 24 points,
added 18 points and 11 assists, and the
staggered to their 11th straight win, 97-84 over the
on Monday night.
The winning streak is Cleveland's longest since reeling off 13 in a row - a franchise record - in 2010, the last season of James' first stint with the club. The Cavs had trouble putting away the young Sixers, who did all they could to stay close but don't have the firepower to keep up with Irving, James and one of the NBA's hottest teams.
Atlanta entered the week on a 19-game win streak.
added 15 rebounds and
made three clutch 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to help the Cavs hold on.
Jerami Grant and Robert Covington scored 18 apiece for the Sixers, who beat the Cavs last month when Cleveland was in disarray.
The Cavs' biggest opponent may have been boredom as they played listlessly for long stretches. Cleveland built a 20-point lead in the third quarter, but the Sixers wouldn't go away, outscoring the Cavs 26-10 to close the period and getting a quick bucket in the fourth to pull to 69-67.
Irving briefly restored order with a pair of 3-pointers to put the Cavs ahead by 10, but the Sixers rallied again and closed to 80-77 on Covington's 3.
Irving, selected the Eastern Conference player of the week earlier in the day, then scored six of Cleveland's next eight points and Dellavedova dropped his second 3 of the period, giving the Cavs a 91-83 lead with 2:36 left. His final 3 made it 96-83, ending any thoughts of a Philadelphia upset.
Things have changed dramatically for the Cavs since the last time they faced the Sixers.
On Jan. 5, Cleveland lost at Philadelphia without Irving and James, who were both out with injuries. The Sixers won 95-92, getting their first home victory, and that night the Cavs traded
to Oklahoma City while getting both
from the New York Knicks.