Tristan Thompson

Kyrie gets 46, but Cavaliers barely beat Lakers, 125-120

Most of the basketball world booed when the Cleveland Cavaliers rested their three best players on Saturday.

Turns out the Big Three needed every bit of that conserved energy one day later to hold off the last-place Los Angeles Lakers.

Kyrie Irving scored 46 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cavaliers had to rally from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to edge the Lakers, 125-120 on Sunday night.

Kevin Love had 21 points and 15 rebounds as the Cavaliers survived a surprising challenge from a 20-win opponent to clinch a playoff spot. With a 43-point fourth quarter, Cleveland made sure the Lakers didn't put an unsightly dent on its hopes of securing the...

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