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PHILADELPHIA -- The Cavaliers have so many ways to beat teams, and this time it was Kyrie Irvings turn to win a game. Air Force 1 Store .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, leading Cleveland to a 112-108 comeback victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday.Kevin Love chipped in 25 points and 11 rebounds to help the defending champions (13-2) improve to their fourth straight win.When you have great players, it can come from any of us at any given moment, Irving said. When one of us gets it going, we always continue to go to that person. It can be anybodys night. Were always trusting each other. That fourth quarter was just for me to be aggressive.Joel Embiid led seven players in double figures with 22 points for the 76ers, who have lost three straight. Embiid also had nine rebounds, four assists and three blocks.When those guys are on like that, its really hard to beat them, Embiid said.The Cavaliers never led through the first three quarters, but Irving got hot early in the fourth to put Cleveland in front. He gave Cleveland its first lead on a layup 2:38 into the period and had 10 of the first 13 Cavaliers fourth-quarter points on a variety of jumpers and drives. His layup with 7:51 left gave Cleveland its biggest lead to that point, 90-86.Asked what he liked about Irvings fourth quarter, James said, Could you not like everything?Whoever has the hot hand, we want to continue to get it to him, James said. Kyrie understands what needs to be done in order for us to win. He showcased that today.Cleveland trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half. The Cavaliers got as close as 72-70 on James Jones 3-pointer with 3:53 left in the third quarter. But the 76ers scored nine of the next 10 points, capped by Dario Sarics 3-pointer that made it 81-71. James had four and Love two as the Cavaliers ran off the final six points of the quarter to enter the final period down 81-77.STITCHED UPLove was limited to 28 minutes after receiving five stitches for a cut over his right eye suffered early in the first quarter.SLOW STARTThe Cavs missed their first 14 shots, but Philadelphia couldnt take full advantage and led just 10-2 before James driving layup with 6:50 left in the first quarter resulted in Clevelands first field goal.VERBAL EXCHANGEJames and Embiid got into a verbal altercation late in the first quarter. Richard Jefferson was whistled for a foul on Embiids drive, and James questioned the call. Embiid went toward James direction, but officials stepped between the players. The incident drew a rise in the crowd.James provided a couple of first-half highlights, dunking with 6:03 left in the first quarter and then following a missed free throw with a dunk with 1:17 to go in the first half. He has three triple-doubles this season.OFF NIGHTJ.R. Smith went 0 for 11 from the field, including 0 for 7 from 3-point range.As a shooter youre not going to make every shot, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said. Defensively, he was great like hes been all year. His shots are going to fall. When they do, well be really tough to stop.MORE MINUTES?Embiid was limited to 25 minutes, eight of which came in the fourth quarter, as part of his minutes restriction that is part of his rehab plan after missing the last two seasons with a foot injury.You come up with some really hard decisions that maybe dont favor me or us or whatever, 76ers coach Brett Brown said. But for the long term lens that we all have, we have to be responsible with Joel Embiid. Winning a game in the middle of November in 2016 sometimes that takes a back seat.Embiid didnt play in Fridays 105-89 loss to the Bulls and wont play Monday night at Toronto, marking the sixth game he will miss this season.IT MUST BE THE SHOESJames was excited about many Ohio State players wearing his shoes in Saturdays Ohio State-Michigan football game, a game in which the Cavaliers attended as a team.They looked good in those shoes, James said. It was a proud moment for me. I dont get too happy about a lot of things, but I was happy about that.TIP-INSCavaliers: Channing Frye (personal) was not with the team. Fryes father died Thursday. ... Cleveland beat Philadelphia 102-101 on Nov. 5. ... James 3-pointer with 5:01 left in the second period was his 1,000th as a member of the Cavaliers. ... Cleveland has made at least 10 3-pointers in every game this season.76ers: Jerryd Bayless (left wrist) didnt play. Bayless missed the first 13 games of the season with a left wrist injury.UP NEXTCavaliers: At Milwaukee on Tuesday night.76ers: At Toronto on Monday night. Stan Smith Sneakers Wholesale . -- Matt Rupert scored once in regulation and again in the shootout as the London Knights extended their win streak to nine games by defeating the Owen Sound Attack 4-3 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. Air Max Tn Plus Sale . 1, meaning problems for the doping controls at both major international sports events next year. The World Anti-Doping Agency provisionally suspended the Moscow Antidoping Center on Sunday, saying its operations must improve or a six-month ban on the facilitys accreditation will be imposed. http://www.cheapshoesstorewholesale.com/ . The Browns coaching search remains incomplete.CHICAGO -- Adam Dunn has been insisting all season he feels great, even while he was piling up strikeouts at the beginning of the year. Its not so hard to believe him right now. Dunn hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Chicago White Sox handed Jon Lester his first loss with a 6-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. "It was hard to sit here and keep saying over and over and over how good I felt, with no results," Dunn said. "Hopefully these results keep coming and people start believing me that I wasnt lying to them." Alejandro De Aza and Alexei Ramirez added consecutive RBI doubles in the second as Chicago took advantage of an ineffective Lester (6-1) to earn its fifth win in seven games in the opener of an eight-game homestand. The White Sox scored each of their runs with two outs. "The first innings good, but you know for me, that next inning when you get a couple doubles and you score like that, thats a good sign," manager Robin Ventura said. Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a two-run homer for the Red Sox, who had won five in a row. Saltalamacchia made a bid for a second two-run shot, but Dayan Viciedo brought in his drive on the warning track in left-centre with the White Sox clinging to a 6-4 lead in the seventh. Boston right fielder Shane Victorino was running the bases in the sixth when his left hamstring started to bother him, and he was replaced in the field in the bottom of the inning. He also missed games on Friday and Saturday with a back injury. "He felt the left hamstring grab him, little bit of a spasm," manager John Farrell said. "Given what hes been dealing with, low back, I wasnt going to take any chances in that situation." Farrell said Victorino was day to day, and the team would proceed cautiously. Lester was trying to become the first left-handed starter to win his first seven decisions for Boston since Roger Moret in 1973. But he was shaky in the first couple of innings while falling to 4-5 in 10 career games against the White Sox to go along with a 5.43 ERA, his highest against any AL team. "Chicago, for some reason, I dont feel like Ive ever pitched well here for whatever reason," Lester said. "It is what it is, and it always goes back down to executing pitches at the right time, and I didnt execute the pitch in the first inning. That changed the whole momentum of the game." Lester retired his first two batters before running into trouble. Alex Rios singled to extend his hitting streak to 15 games and Paul Konerko walked before Dunn drove a 2-0 pitch to right for his fifth homer in seven games and No. 11 on the year. Cheap Yeezy 350 Fake. Dunn also walked before Viciedo singled home Ramirez to make it 6-2 in the fifth. The burly slugger is batting .360 with 13 RBIs in his last seven games, raising his average 39 points to .172 for the year. "When hes right, he can do a lot of damage," Ventura said. "His pitch selection is good. I dont know mechanically exactly what it is but when a guy knows hes in the right position to hit and hes more confident, it comes down to pitch selection." Lester retired the side in order in the sixth, and that was it for him. He allowed five earned runs and seven hits, walked three and struck out two. While Lester struggled, Dylan Axelrod (2-3) pitched six effective innings to win his second straight start. The right-hander, who could lose his spot in the rotation when John Danks comes off the disabled list, gave up two runs and four hits. "Its easy to have a lead and pitch to contact and just let the defence work," he said. Axelrod acknowledged that he thinks about his role with Danks almost back from August shoulder surgery, but Ventura said theres still a bit to go before a decision has to be made. "Johns going to throw next couple of days, and then well find out exactly, go from there," Ventura said. "But again, its not going to be easy for anybody. Well make that decision when we get there." Matt Thornton yielded Will Middlebrooks two-run double in the seventh and Jesse Crain extended his scoreless streak to 17 innings before Addison Reed finished for his 15th save in 16 chances. With one out and a runner on first in the ninth, Middlebrooks hit a drive that De Aza caught at the wall in centre field. Konerko then made a diving stop on Stephen Drews grounder and flipped the ball to Reed covering first to end the game. The White Sox improved to 9-9 at home on the first night of a stretch of 17 of 23 games in Chicago that includes two against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. If the White Sox (20-23) can turn around their sluggish play at U.S. Cellular Field, it could be a chance to make up some ground in the bunched AL Central. NOTES: The Red Sox activated closer Andrew Bailey from the 15-day disabled list. He had been out since April 29 with right biceps inflammation. ... Chicago 2B Gordon Beckham, placed on the disabled list April 12 with a broken bone in his left wrist, played shortstop in a rehab game with Triple-A Charlotte on Monday night. Ventura said Beckham could return to the team by the end of the week. ... LHPs Felix Doubront (3-1, 6.03 ERA) of the Red Sox and Jose Quintana (2-1, 3.97) of the White Sox are slated to pitch Tuesday. ' ' ' 

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