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LeBron James scored 29 points and Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love added 21 apiece Saturday night as the hosts Cleveland Cavaliers ran roughshod over the San Antonio Spurs in a 117-103 victory, their fourth straight win. 

New coach Tyronn Lue lost his debut to Chicago a week ago after replacing the fired David Blatt. Afterward, he said he wanted the Cavaliers to run more but lamented that they were not in good enough shape to play that style. 

But Cleveland (34-12) has not lost since, averaging 115 points. James, Irving and Love all scored at least 20 points in the same game for the first time this season in Friday's win over Detroit and did it again to San Antonio, the NBA's best defensive team which was without injured anchor Tim Duncan. 

Love dominated the first half with 18 points, James scored 16 points in the third quarter and Irving controlled the final period as the Cavs avenged a 99-95 loss at San Antonio on Jan. 14. 

Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points for the Spurs (39-8), who have lost two of three since a 13-game winning streak. 


Golden State Warriors 108, Philadelphia 76ers 105: The league-leading Warriors blew a 24-point lead to the league-worst 76ers before Harrison Barnes sank a three-pointer with 0.2 seconds left. Klay Thompson scored 32 points and Stephen Curry added 23 as visiting Golden State won its sixth straight game. 

In other games, the host Toronto Raptors edged the Detroit Pistons, 111-107; the New Orleans Pelicans trimmed the visiting Brooklyn Nets, 105-103; the host Indiana Pacers squeaked past the Denver Nuggets, 109-105 in overtime; the Memphis Grizzlies fought off the visiting Sacramento Kings, 121-117; and the Washington Wizards got past the host Houston Rockets, 123-122. 

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