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O.J. Mayo

James, Love lead Cavaliers past Bucks, 115-100

The Cleveland Cavaliers are apparently good listeners.

After LeBron James and coach David Blatt questioned their toughness following two straight losses, the Cavaliers looked more like the best team in the Eastern Conference on Thursday night.

James scored 27 points, and Kevin Love added 22 points and 15 rebounds in a 115-100 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

"This is how we need to play," James said. "There's no ifs ands or buts. I think we answered the call on what we talked about. We're just trying to get better."

Blatt gave credit to the players.

"It's not about what I said, it's about what they did," Blatt said. "I...