Cavs edge out Thunder 104-100 in key mid-season game

Michael Hebb, Sports Editor

The Oklahoma City Thunder traveled to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers to compete in a well-fought game Thursday, December 18. The Cavs, however, edged out Kevin Durant and the Thunder 104-100.

LeBron James played a total of 40 minutes for the Cavs and was close to putting up a triple-double. He scored 33 points, dished out 11 assists, and snatched up 9 rebounds. However, he turned the ball over 7 times and missed 15 of his 27 shot attempts.

Also, LeBron crashed into a fan on the sideline who turned out to be pro golfer Jason Day’s wife. On a play in the middle of the game, he stumbled into her, and she landed on her neck. She was escorted off on a stretcher and was just released from the hospital today.

Other stars on the Cavs last night were Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, and Matthew Dellavedova. Love had 11 points, 5 assists, and 7 rebounds. Thompson came off of the bench to put up 14 points and grab 15 rebounds, 11 of which were offensive. Dellavedova stayed in the game for a very long 39 minutes and dished out 10 assists and scored 11 points.

Kevin Durant, for the Thunder, played a game-high 41 minutes to put up 25 points. Also, Russell Westbrook got a double-double to help the Thunder stay close to the Cavs. He put up 27 points and assisted 10 times. Serge Ibaka played for 38 minutes and was able to grab 9 rebounds along with scoring 23 points.

This was a potential Finals matchup as both the Cavs and Thunder are playing well this year. Hopefully, more close games such as this one will be played very soon for fans to enjoy.

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