13 straight win

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CLEVE­LAND — The play is called "Chicago," named af­ter a game-win­ning shot LeBron James made in the play­offs to beat the Bulls.

It worked like a charm again in Cleve­land.

James drained a 3-pointer with 15 sec­onds left and fin­ished with 32 points as the Cava­liers tied a fran­chise record with their 13th straight win, 101-95 over the Sacra­mento Kings on Wed­nes­day night.

James, who changed his sneak­ers three times, also had 11 re­bounds and nine as­sists, help­ing the Cavs rally from a 14-point deficit in the third quar­ter to re­main un­beaten since Nov. 11. His de­ci­sive 3-pointer in the fi­nal minute over JaKarr Samp­son came af­ter James went to the bench dur­ing a time­out and told coach Ty­ronn Lue to run a play for him.

"Was go­ing to run a dif­fer­ent play and then Bron said, 'I want Chicago.' So I said, 'OK,'" Lue said. "We got it to him and he made a big shot."

Af­ter catch­ing the in­bounds pass, James took a drib­ble to his left and then stepped be­hind the line and knocked down his fifth 3-pointer. AP

THE KING. Cleve­land Cava­liers' LeBron James (23) drives to the bas­ket against Sacra­mento Kings' Buddy Hield (24), from the Ba­hamas, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wed­nes­day, Dec. 6, 2017, in Cleve­land.

AP Photo/Tony De­jak

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