Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Cavaliers use 3s to swamp Clippers

LOS ANGELES — There's something about playing the Clippers that brings out a casual lack of concern in the Cavaliers.

LeBron James scored 27 and Cleveland buried the Clippers with 3-pointers in a 114-90 victory Sunday, tying its season high with 18 from long range.

The Cavaliers are 7-2 against the Clippers since the 2006-07 season. They were coming off a 12-point win over the Lakers three days earlier in which they made 16 3-pointers.

"We came out and took care of business," James said. "We're getting into form right now."

Reserve Channing Frye had 15 on a season-high-tying five 3-pointers for the Eastern Conference leaders. Frye also had five 3s against the Lakers.

"Channing coming out and making those 3s kind of became contagious," Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said.

The Clippers fell to 22-12 at home. "We should have more pride," said DeAndre Jordan, who had 11 points and 11 rebounds. "There was no fight once they punched back."

Game highlights: Derrick Favors had 28 points and 14 rebounds for the Jazz, which beat the host Kings 108-99. DeMarcus Cousins had 31 points and 10 rebounds in his return from a one-game ban levied by the Kings, who have lost five straight. He was disciplined for a tirade directed at coach George Karl in Thursday's loss to Cleveland that continued postgame. … The Pacers scored a season low in a 104-75 loss to the host Hawks. … Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds, his fourth triple double in the past 11 games, and the Bucks beat the host Nets 109-100.

Around the league: Clippers forward Branden Dawson was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse. Dawson, who was recalled from the Clippers' D-League team in Erie, Pa., on Saturday, was taken into custody around 7:30 a.m. Sunday at a residence in the Playa Vista area, Los Angeles Police Officer Rosario Herrera said. He was released on $50,000 bail about six hours later. No details were released. The team had no comment. He wasn't with the Clippers for Sunday's game. … Pau Gasol, the Bulls' second-leading scorer and leading rebounder, is out at least two games because of a swollen right knee.

Cavs 114, Clippers 90

CLEVELAND (114): James 9-15 6-7 27, Love 5-11 2-4 12, Mozgov 1-4 0-0 2, Irving 7-17 1-1 17, Smith 6-9 0-0 17, Thompson 3-6 4-6 10, Shumpert 2-4 0-0 4, Dellavedova 2-5 1-2 7, Frye 5-8 0-0 15, Jefferson 0-2 0-0 0, McRae 0-1 0-0 0, Jones 1-1 0-0 3, Kaun 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 41-84 14-20 114.

L.A. CLIPPERS (90): Mbah a Moute 1-5 0-0 2, Green 2-10 3-5 7, Jordan 4-4 3-4 11, Paul 5-11 4-4 17, Redick 7-11 3-3 19, Crawford 3-11 0-0 8, Johnson 4-13 1-1 11, Rivers 4-7 2-2 11, Aldrich 2-4 0-0 4, Prigioni 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 32-79 16-19 90.

Cleveland 21 37 33 23— 114

L.A. Clippers 19 22 27 22— 90

3-Point GoalsCleveland 18-37 (Frye 5-7, Smith 5-8, James 3-4, Dellavedova 2-2, Irving 2-7, Jones 1-1, Jefferson 0-2, Shumpert 0-2, Love 0-4), L.A. Clippers 10-32 (Paul 3-6, Redick 2-5, Crawford 2-6, Johnson 2-6, Rivers 1-2, Mbah a Moute 0-1, Prigioni 0-2, Green 0-4). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsCleveland 56 (Thompson 11), L.A. Clippers 43 (Jordan 11). AssistsCleveland 23 (James, Irving 5), L.A. Clippers 23 (Paul 10). Total FoulsCleveland 19, L.A. Clippers 23. TechnicalsL.A. Clippers Coach Rivers.

Jazz 108, Kings 99

UTAH (108): Hayward 9-19 5-5 27, Favors 10-16 8-10 28, Gobert 0-3 0-2 0, Mack 5-11 0-0 14, Hood 6-10 0-0 12, Johnson 2-3 0-0 6, Booker 3-10 4-4 10, Neto 1-2 1-1 3, Ingles 0-2 0-0 0, Lyles 1-3 0-0 3, Burke 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 39-82 18-22 108.

SACRAMENTO (99): Gay 3-9 0-0 6, Acy 1-2 0-0 2, Cousins 10-23 8-11 31, Rondo 3-9 0-0 7, Collison 5-9 4-4 14, Cauley-Stein 4-6 2-6 10, Belinelli 0-1 0-0 0, Casspi 8-12 0-0 20, Koufos 2-6 0-0 4, Curry 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 38-81 14-21 99.

Utah 36 25 23 24— 108

Sacramento 18 27 24 30— 99

3-Point GoalsUtah 12-28 (Mack 4-6, Hayward 4-9, Johnson 2-2, Burke 1-2, Lyles 1-2, Hood 0-1, Ingles 0-1, Neto 0-1, Booker 0-4), Sacramento 9-21 (Casspi 4-4, Cousins 3-6, Curry 1-2, Rondo 1-4, Gay 0-1, Collison 0-4). Fouled OutGobert. ReboundsUtah 55 (Favors 14), Sacramento 42 (Cousins 10). AssistsUtah 26 (Mack 8), Sacramento 25 (Rondo 9). Total FoulsUtah 22, Sacramento 20.

Hawks 104, Pacers 75

INDIANA (75): George 3-15 0-0 7, Turner 9-17 1-2 19, Mahinmi 4-5 0-0 8, G.Hill 2-8 1-1 5, Ellis 4-9 1-2 10, Stuckey 1-3 0-0 2, Allen 0-1 1-2 1, J.Hill 2-6 0-0 4, Miles 3-9 0-0 8, S.Hill 1-4 0-0 2, Young 1-6 0-0 2, Robinson III 3-4 0-0 7. Totals 33-87 4-7 75.

ATLANTA (104): Bazemore 3-5 0-0 8, Millsap 7-14 2-2 18, Horford 8-12 0-0 18, Teague 2-5 1-2 6, Korver 5-13 0-0 14, Sefolosha 4-5 2-2 12, Schroder 4-8 0-0 8, Humphries 3-6 0-0 7, Hardaway Jr. 1-5 2-2 5, Scott 0-5 2-2 2, Hinrich 0-2 0-0 0, Muscala 3-5 0-0 6. Totals 40-85 9-10 104.

Indiana 17 21 18 19— 75

Atlanta 30 22 37 15— 104

3-Point GoalsIndiana 5-24 (Miles 2-7, Robinson III 1-2, Ellis 1-2, George 1-5, Turner 0-1, S.Hill 0-1, Young 0-1, Stuckey 0-1, G.Hill 0-4), Atlanta 15-30 (Korver 4-9, Sefolosha 2-2, Bazemore 2-2, Millsap 2-4, Horford 2-4, Humphries 1-1, Teague 1-2, Hardaway Jr. 1-2, Schroder 0-1, Hinrich 0-1, Scott 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsIndiana 45 (Mahinmi 7), Atlanta 58 (Millsap 9). AssistsIndiana 24 (George 6), Atlanta 27 (Teague 9). Total FoulsIndiana 14, Atlanta 13. TechnicalsAtlanta defensive three second.

Bucks 109, Nets 100

MILWAUKEE (109): Antetokounmpo 12-16 4-11 28, Parker 11-17 1-1 23, Monroe 6-13 2-2 14, Bayless 3-8 0-0 9, Middleton 7-15 2-2 19, Plumlee 4-10 4-5 12, Vaughn 0-1 0-0 0, O'Bryant 1-6 0-0 2, Ennis 1-3 0-0 2, Inglis 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 45-89 13-21 109.

BROOKLYN (100): Bogdanovic 4-9 2-4 13, Young 8-15 0-0 17, Lopez 8-12 4-4 20, Sloan 3-6 0-0 7, Brown 2-7 0-0 5, Karasev 2-3 2-2 8, Kilpatrick 8-13 0-0 19, Larkin 2-2 0-0 4, Robinson 1-2 1-1 3, McCullough 1-1 1-2 4, Reed 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-70 10-13 100.

Milwaukee 27 23 28 31— 109

Brooklyn 25 26 28 21— 100

3-Point GoalsMilwaukee 6-14 (Middleton 3-5, Bayless 3-7, Ennis 0-1, Parker 0-1), Brooklyn 12-27 (Kilpatrick 3-6, Bogdanovic 3-7, Karasev 2-3, McCullough 1-1, Young 1-2, Sloan 1-3, Brown 1-5). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsMilwaukee 49 (Antetokounmpo 11), Brooklyn 37 (Young 10). AssistsMilwaukee 27 (Antetokounmpo 14), Brooklyn 25 (Bogdanovic 7). Total FoulsMilwaukee 12, Brooklyn 18. TechnicalsMilwaukee defensive three second 2.

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