NO MERCY. King James posts another triple-double, his 4th in the last 5 games that he played. File photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP
LOS ANGELES, USA – LeBron James posted his 4th triple-double in 5 games with 20 points, 12 rebounds, and 15 assists as the streaking Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Washington Wizards 106-99 on Sunday, December 17.
Kevin Love scored a team-high 25 points, while Jeff Green had 15 points for the Cavaliers who have won 18 of 19, including the past 5 NBA games.
The Eastern Conference giants engaged in a hard-fought battle as the teams were tied at the end of the second and third quarters.
James's 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter put the Cavaliers in front for good and sparked an 8-0 run.
Green's 3-point play capped the surge as Cleveland led 95-89 with 6:55 remaining.
Bradley Beal scored 27 points for the Wizards, who had won two in a row.
John Wall had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Washington made 12 3-pointers but finished 9-of-16 on free throws. – Rappler.com