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Cavs make 3-game losing streak disappear against Magic

The Cavs made their three-game losing streak disappear with a 116-104 win over the Magic.

The Cavaliers made their three-game losing streak disappear against the Magic in Orlando with a 116-104 win at the Amway Center.

The Cavs have defeated the Magic 16-straight times. With the win, the Cavs improved to 43-21, while the Magic fall to 24-43. 

The Cavs had seven players in double figures, led by LeBron James (23), Kyrie Irving (22), Iman Shumpert (15), Tristan Thompson (14), Channing Frye (12), J.R. Smith (11) and Deron Williams (10). James had his ninth triple-double of the season with 13 assists and 12 rebounds.

Tip Ins

Mr. Triple-Double: LeBron James had his ninth triple-double of the season, which is a career best with 24 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds. 

First Half Double-Double: It took Tristan Thompson just the first half to record a double-double as he had 10 points and 10 rebounds in the first half and finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Thompson was 6-of-9 from the field. It was Thompson's 19th double-double of the season.

Shump: Iman Shumpert scored 10 of the Cavs first 12 points and finished with 15 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Shumpert hit a trey with 2:00 to play to give the Cavs a 114-102 lead. Shumpert was 3-of-4 from long distance.

Three-Ball: The Cavaliers shot 38.5 percent from behind the three-point arc on 15-of-39. They were 6-of-15 on 3's in the first half. Orlando was 0-of-7 in the first half and finished shooting just 19 percent from three-point range on just 4-of-21 shooting. Iman Shumpert led with 3-of-4, while J. R. Smith was 3-of-7.

J.R. Time: J.R. Smith hit back-to-back three-point shots in the third quarter and finished 3-of-7 from behind the arc and had 11 points in 20:39.  In his first game back against Detroit, Smith was just 1-of-9 from the field. 

Dishing It Out: The Cavs had 30 assists, while having just nine turnovers. LeBron James had 13 assists and Kyrie Irving added 7.

No Korver: Kyle Korver missed his second-straight game with knee soreness and he might miss a week of time.

Sanders Watch: There are reports that the Cavs will sign C Larry Sanders when the team finishes their three-game road trip, as soon as Monday.

Next Up: The Cavs conclude their three-game road trip with a Sunday night game against James Harden and the Rockets in Houston at 9:00 pm.


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