James' Triple-Double helps Cavs soar past Pelicans 118-111
CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James recorded a triple-double with 32 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and Kyrie Irving scored 27 of his 32 in the second half, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 118-111 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night.
Kevin Love added 22 points for the Cavs, who played just their second home game this season.
James and Irving dominated in the second half, combining for 46 points - 30 in the third quarter when the Cavs overcame 9-point deficit. Love, too, was huge after halftime, making four 3-pointers.
Anthony Davis scored 27 with 14 rebounds for the Pelicans, who beat defending NBA champion San Antonio on Saturday night and gave the Cavaliers all they could handle. Ryan Anderson added 32 - 23 in the first half for New Orleans.