Cavs end road trip with 93-87 win over Denver
DENVER– The Cleveland Cavaliers split a four-game road trip with a 93-87 win over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday.
LeBron James contributed 34 points with Iman Shumpert offering up 16. The Cavs get a break before playing Orlando at home on Saturday.
The Cavaliers began the excursion with losses at Golden State and Portland before rebounding for a 101-97 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday.
Point guard Kyrie Irving fueled the win over Phoenix with 22 points in 24 minutes in the best of his four appearances since returning from a major knee injury. Irving will sit out against the Nuggets as the Cavaliers are being careful not to overextend him too quickly.
Cleveland averaged just 79.5 points in the two losses to begin the trip but rolled up 60 in the first half against the Suns. Injury-riddled Denver is in the midst of a slump and has lost five of its last six contests.