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LeBron, Cavaliers continue to dominate Magic

CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 23, Kyrie Irving added 20 and the Cavaliers beat the Magic for the 15th straight time, 105-99 Saturday night.

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Kevin Love scored 19 for the NBA champions, who haven't lost to the Magic since Nov. 23, 2012 in Orlando.

Evan Fournier scored 22 for Orlando, which cut a 22-point deficit to 88-85 with four minutes left. But J.R. Smith hit three 3-pointers and scored 11 in the fourth quarter.

Smith made 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions, and Cleveland forced a shot clock violation. James followed with two baskets, including a left-handed finish at the rim.

Orlando's Serge Ibaka converted a three-point play and hit a free throw, cutting the lead to 98-95 with 45 seconds left, but Smith's 3-pointer from the corner pushed the lead to six.

Ibaka scored 19 for Orlando.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Kawhi Leonard had 20 points, and the Spurs beat the Pelicans 98-79 in their first home opener in 20 years without Tim Duncan, who retired in the offseason. … Former Sickles High standout John Henson's tip-in at the buzzer gave the host Bucks a 110-108 victory over the Nets. … Doug McDermott had 23 points, Jimmy Butler added 16 on 6-of-9 shooting and Rajon Rondo had 13 assists to lead the host Bulls to a 118-101 rout of the Pacers. … Avery Bradley had 31 points on a career-high eight 3-pointers, and the visiting Celtics defeated the Hornets 104-98. … Kristaps Porzingis scored 21, Carmelo Anthony had 20 and the Knicks used a fast start and strong finish to beat the Grizzlies 111-104 in their home opener. … Paul Millsap scored 17 to lead five players in double figures as the visiting Hawks routed the 76ers 104-72.

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