In tuneup be­fore War­riors, Korver helps Cavs top Kings

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Kyrie Irv­ing scored 26 points, Kyle Korver added 18 in his most pro­duc­tive game since join­ing Cleve­land last week and the Cava­liers tuned up for their NBA Fi­nals re­match by beat­ing the host Sacra­mento Kings 120-108 on Fri­day night.

LeBron James had 16 points and 15 as­sists, Kevin Love added 15 points and 18 re­bounds and Cleve­land snapped a two-game los­ing streak be­fore tak­ing on Golden State on Mon­day in its first game at Or­a­cle Arena since win­ning the NBA ti­tle there in June.

DeMar­cus Cousins had 26 points and a sea­son­high 11 as­sists and Rudy Gay scored 23 points for the Kings, who fell to 1-4 on their seven-game home­s­tand.

The Cavs sent for­ward Mike Dun­leavy, guard Mo Wil­liams, cash and a pro­tected fu­ture firstround draft pick to the Hawks last week for Korver, a 14-year vet­eran whose deep range and abil­ity to come off screens chal­lenge de­fenses.

Korver shot just 2for-10 with no three­p­oint­ers in his first two games af­ter the trade but came up big Fri­day, es­pe­cially af­ter Sacra­mento had cut a 24-point lead to eight to open the fourth quar­ter.

Korver re­sponded with a three-pointer and an­swered again a few min­utes later af­ter Cleve­land’s lead was cut to six with his fourth three of the game. He shot 7-for-10 for the game, mak­ing 4 of 6 three-point shots. Magic 115, Trail Blaz­ers 109: Nikola Vuce­vic scored a sea­son-high 30 points as vis­it­ing Or­lando snapped a four-game los­ing streak. Vuce­vic went 13-of-18 from the floor and grabbed 10 re­bounds. For Port­land, Damian Lil­lard scored 34 points and C.J. McCol­lum had 26. T’wolves 96, Thun­der 86: Karl-An­thony Towns had 29 points and 17 re­bounds and Ricky Ru­bio added 14 points and 14 as­sists to help host Min­nesota win its third straight game, a first this sea­son for the Tim­ber­wolves. Rus­sell West­brook had 21 points, 12 as­sists and 11 re­bounds for his 19th triple-dou­ble of the sea­son. But he also had 10 turnovers in Ok­la­homa City’s first loss in four games. Griz­zlies 110, Rock­ets 105: Tony Allen scored a sea­son­high 22 points, Mike Con­ley added 17 and vis­it­ing Mem­phis over­came a 15-point, thirdquar­ter deficit. James Harden had 27 points and nine as­sists for the Rock­ets, who lost con­sec­u­tive games for the first time this sea­son. 76ers 102, Hor­nets 93:

Joel Em­biid scored 24 points, blocked three shots and led host Philadel­phia to its third straight vic­tory. Celtics 103, Hawks 101:

Isa­iah Thomas scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quar­ter, Al Hor­ford made a tri­umphant re­turn and vis­it­ing Bos­ton snapped At­lanta’s se­v­engame win­ning streak. Hor­ford, a fan fa­vorite in nine sea­sons in At­lanta, was booed through­out the night af­ter leav­ing the team as a free agent last sum­mer. He had 10 points, six re­bounds and six as­sists. Rap­tors 132, Nets 113:

DeMar DeRozan scored 28 points, Kyle Lowry added 20 and Toronto had its high­est-scor­ing game of the sea­son and handed vis­it­ing Brook­lyn its ninth straight loss. Jazz 110, Pis­tons 77:

Rod­ney Hood scored a sea­son-high 27 points and host Utah rolled over Detroit. In­con­sis­tent this sea­son, Hood went 7-for-8 from three-point range. Bucks 116, Heat 108:

Jabari Parker had 24 points and Gian­nis An­te­tok­oun­mpo added 19 to help host Mil­wau­kee beat Mi­ami. An­te­tok­oun­mpo also had eight re­bounds and six as­sists af­ter be­ing lim­ited by ill­ness through­out the week.

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