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Irving scores 32 as Cavaliers beat Rockets to stay unbeaten

(Source: WOIO) (Source: WOIO)

By STEVE HERRICK
Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 32 points and the reigning NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers remained undefeated, beating the Houston Rockets 128-120 on Tuesday night.

Kevin Love scored 24 points while LeBron James added 19 points and 13 rebounds as Cleveland placed six players in double figures. The Cavaliers are 4-0 for the first time in 16 years.

James Harden scored a season-high 41 points and had 15 assists for Houston.

Ryan Anderson's 3-pointer cut Cleveland's lead to 114-112 with 2:18 to play, but 3-pointers by James and J.R. Smith and another 3 by Irving with 34 seconds left pushed the margin to 125-116.

The game's tip-off was moved up an hour to 6 p.m. because the Indians and Cubs were playing Game 6 of the World Series across the street at Progressive Field.

Smith scored 15 points for Cleveland while Mike Dunleavy and Channing Frye had 11 apiece.

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