LOS ANGELES (AP) LeBron James scored 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers buried the Los Angeles Clippers with 3-pointers in a 114-90 victory Sunday, tying their season high with 18 from long range.
J.R. Smith and Kyrie Irving added 17 points each, and Channing Frye had 15 on a season-high-tying five 3-pointers for the Eastern Conference leaders.
The Cavaliers won their third straight and improved to 7-2 against the Clippers at Staples Center since the 2006-07 season. Cleveland is 20-6 against the West, including 10-4 on the road.
J.J. Redick scored 19 points, and Chris Paul added 17 points and 10 assists for the Clippers. They outscored the Cavs 17-7 to start the game, but James tied it on a 3-pointer, and Tristan Thompson's hook gave the Cavs the lead for good by the end of the quarter.