CLEVELAND (AP) – LeBron James scored 20 of his 28 points in the second half, and Cleveland had seven other players in double figures as the Cavaliers shook off a slow start for a 120-103 win over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night.
The Cavs were down 18 points in the first quarter but regrouped and stopped Boston’s winning streak at five games.
Kyrie Irving added 21 points and Iman Shumpert busted out of a shooting slump to add 12 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for Cleveland, which moved 2 1/2 games ahead of Toronto for the best record in the Eastern Conference. James also had 11 rebounds and eight assists.
Isaiah Thomas led the Celtics with 27 points and Jared Sullinger had 17 with 13 rebounds.
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