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LeBron James sends Cavs off on road right, leads them to 113-108 win over Nuggets

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So never mind the altitude, or a blown 16-point Lead, or the fact that, again, they were facing a Denver Nuggets team that had just played the night before.

Lebron James piled up 39 points, 10 boards and eight assists, delivering brilliance in the game's final 1:41 when the Cavs needed him most.

Jokic scored 17 in the third quarter, including a 3-pointer with 19.5 seconds left to make it 89-87 Cavs headed into the fourth.

The Nuggets closed the period on an 11-0 run and took their first lead of the game with 8:35 left in the fourth on Plumlee's spin move to the hoop.

The Cavs regained the lead for good when Kyle Korver, Jeff Green (10 points) and George Hill hit consecutive 3s in a 97-second span midway through the period.

James scored 14 of his 22 first-half points in the second quarter -- including the last six for his team -- to put the Cavs up 70-58 heading into halftime.

Smith's six points were six more than he'd scored in either of the Cavs' previous first two halves of games and six more than his total from the entirety of Cleveland's win Monday over Detroit.


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