10th triple for James in Cavs revenge rout of Pistons

first_imgDuterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) drives past Detroit Pistons’ Tobias Harris (34) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Cleveland. APLOS ANGELES, United States — LeBron James scored his 10th triple-double of the season as the Cleveland Cavaliers avenged an earlier loss to the Detroit Pistons with a 128-96 drubbing on Tuesday.James, 32, who has notched four triple-doubles in March alone, brought up his latest with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists before sitting out the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Kyrie Irving led the scoring for the Cavs, who improved to 44-22. Irving was rested for the fourth quarter after helping Cleveland into a 34-point lead at the end of the third, the contest over.Iman Shumpert added 18 points and Richard Jefferson 16 on a night which also saw Lue hand game time to new signing Larry Sanders, who made a two-minute off the bench.“He said he had two minutes,” Lue said. “I really just wanted to introduce him to the crowd and have him get in, give him a chance to have a standing ovation. I thought it was good for him.”Sanders signed as a free agent on Monday, ending a two-year exile from the sport which he stepped away from in 2015 following multiple positive tests for marijuana.Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy wrote off the defeat as a bad day at the office.ADVERTISEMENT ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Victory was sweet for Cleveland, who made up for a surprise 106-101 loss to the Pistons last week.Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue was purring at James’s triple-double, the 52nd of his career over 14 seasons excluding the playoffs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“He hasn’t done anything different,” Lue said. “He’s almost averaging a triple-double. I think he’s averaging 26 (points), nine (assists), and eight (rebounds). That’s almost a triple-double every single night.“Now he just happens to be getting them on the same night, with rebounds and assists. But he’s played the same way, he’s been in a great rhythm these last couple months and playing well.” Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View comments “It was just a bad night,” Van Gundy said. “They were great, we were terrible. That is why you get a lopsided game.” CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Hard part begins as volleyball officials name women’s, men’s pool ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img

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