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James has 23 in 4th as Cavs' streak to 6

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(TSX / STATS) -- CLEVELAND -- LeBron James scored 23 points in the fourth quarter, including an 18-point run on his own, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Brooklyn Nets 119-109 on Wednesday night.

James, who left the game early in the third quarter to get stitches for a facial laceration, finished with 33 points, six rebounds and five assists. The Cavs led 100-99 with 4:25 remaining when James stepped to the line for free throws that sparked his 18 consecutive points.

When James was finished -- on a 3-pointer with 55.6 seconds to go -- the Cavs led 118-107 and it was all over.


Assists per game
Rank Name APG
1 J. Harden, Hou9.9
2 R. Westbrook, OKC9.7
3 J. Wall, Was9.1
4 L. James, Cle8.5
5 B. Simmons, Phi7.6
6 J. Teague, Min7.3
7 K. Lowry, Tor7.1
8 D. Schroder, Atl7.1
9 L. Ball, LAL6.9
10 D. Collison, Ind6.8
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Steals Per Game
Rank Name SPG
1 P. George, OKC2.56
2t B. Simmons, Phi2.00
2t K. Dunn, Chi2.00
4 R. Westbrook, OKC1.94
5 J. Butler, Min1.93
6 K. Bazemore, Atl1.88
7 S. Curry, GS1.88
8 R. Rubio, Uta1.82
9 F. Ntilikina, NY1.79
10t D. Cousins, NO1.76
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