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Irving, Thompson lead Cavaliers past Bobcats

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CLEVELAND (AP)

Kyrie Irving scored 20 points and fellow rookie Tristan Thompson added 16, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 115-101 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night.

Cleveland continued its strong 3-point shooting, making 10 of 21 from behind the arc. The Cavaliers made 16 of 26 attempts from 3-point range Sunday, falling one short of the team record in a 98-82 home win over New Jersey. Back-to-back 3s by Daniel Gibson gave the Cavaliers a 103-86 lead midway through the fourth quarter.

Antawn Jamison added 19 points for Cleveland.

Charlotte has lost four straight since opening with a 96-95 home win over Milwaukee on Dec. 26. D.J. Augustin scored a season-high 26 points for the Bobcats.

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