Undermanned Cavs take down Thunder on the road

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The Cleveland Cavaliers lost Kyrie Irving in the second quarter to flu-like symptoms, were already without Iman Shumpert and Mo Williams thanks to injuries, and had Matthew Dellavedova playing on a minutes restriction.

Still, the Cavs earned a 115-92 road victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in a showdown of the teams with the third- and fourth-best records in the NBA.

LeBron James scored 25 points, dished out 11 assists, and grabbed seven rebounds, while Kevin Love went for a game-high 29 points and 11 boards. Cleveland also got a lift from Richard Jefferson, who scored 15 off the bench.

Love shot 9-of-18 from the field and 11-for-12 at the free throw line to match his second-best scoring performance of the season.

Russell Westbrook flirted with another triple-double for the Thunder, dropping 20 points with 11 assists and nine rebounds. Kevin Durant scored 26, as the Thunder fell for the third time in five games.

-With files from The Associated Press