Love, Irving sharp as Cavaliers beat Pistons

Detroit Pistons forward Ersan Ilyasova (23) reaches in on Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Love scored 19 of his 29 points in the first half, Kyrie Irving had 28 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers rolled to another high-scoring win, 114-106 over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.

The Cavaliers have won three straight since losing to Chicago in Tyronn Lue’s first game as Cleveland’s coach. Lue wants the Cavs to pick up the pace offensively, and they seem to be responding. Cleveland has scored at least 114 points in each of the past three games.

LeBron James had 20 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, shrugging off a rare missed dunk in the third quarter. He surpassed the 26,000-point mark during that period, becoming the youngest player to do so at 31 years, 30 days.

Andre Drummond had 20 points and eight rebounds for Detroit.

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