DENVER — Kevin Love had 19 factors and 15 rebounds to steer the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 113-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night time.
Collin Sexton completed with 25 factors and Tristan Thompson had 18 factors and 13 rebounds for Cleveland, which held off a livid Denver rally to win its second straight.
The Nuggets trailed by as many as 17 and had been down 14 to begin the fourth earlier than outscoring the Cavaliers 25-10, led by Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic, earlier than Cleveland recovered.
Held in test for 3 quarters, Murray had 14 factors within the interval whereas Jokic scored 10 within the fourth and hit a Three-pointer that gave Denver its first lead of the sport at 96-95.
Cleveland didn’t wilt, getting Three-pointers from Sexton and Cedi Osman and a floater by Darius Garland to present the Cavaliers a 103-98 led with 2:55 left.
Garland completed with 18 factors and eight assists.
The Nuggets had an opportunity to tie however Murray missed a Three-pointer. Will Barton, who had 18 factors and 9 rebounds, break up a pair of free throws and Garland hit a 13-footer.
Love made it 109-101 with a pair of free throws with 42 seconds left.
Osman completed with 11 factors and 12 rebounds.
Dante Exum (flu) missed his third straight sport however joined the crew in Denver.
Garland has scored in double figures within the final eight video games, whereas. Thompson has a double-double in 19 video games, which leads the crew.
The Nuggets held a second of silence earlier than the opening tip for former NBA Commissioner David Stern, who died on New 12 months’s Day at age 77. In addition they performed a video tribute to him throughout the first timeout of the sport. This was Denver’s first house sport since Stern’s passing.
The Cavs play on the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night time.