Irving, James lift Cavaliers over 76ers

WASHINGTON — Kyrie Irving scored 19 of his season-high 39 points in the fourth quarter and LeBron James had a triple-double with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 112-108 on Sunday.

“Could you not like everything? Kyrie understands what needs to be done in order for us to win. He showcased that today,” James said of Irving’s fourth quarter performance after game.

Kevin Love finished with 25 points and 11 rebounds for Cleveland, who win their fourth straight game.

Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 22 points. Embiid also had nine rebounds, four assists and three blocks for the Philadelphia, who have now lost three straight games. PNA/Xinhua-northboundasia.com