LeBron James, Kyrie Irving lead Cavaliers past Magic, 105-99

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 23 points, Kyrie Irving added 20 and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Orlando Magic for the 15th straight time, 105-99 on Saturday night.

Kevin Love scored 19 points to help the NBA champion Cavaliers improve to 3-0. They haven’t lost to the Magic since Nov. 23, 2012 in Orlando.

Evan Fournier scored 22 points for Orlando. The Magic cut a 22-point deficit to three at 88-85 with 4 minutes to play, but J.R. Smith hit three 3-pointers and scored 11 in the fourth quarter.

Smith made 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions and Cleveland forced a shot-clock violation. James followed with a pair of baskets, including a left-handed finish at the rim.

Serge Ibaka converted a three-point play and hit a free throw, cutting the lead to 98-95 with 45 seconds left, but Smith’s 3-pointer from the corner pushed the lead to six.

More Cavs coverage here.