Cavaliers shake off poor start, roll Nets 117-92

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CLEVELAND (AP) — J.R. Smith and Timofey Mozgov scored 17 points apiece, Kyrie Irving had 10 assists and the Cleveland Cavaliers shook off a slow start to win their 14th straight home game, 117-92 over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

LeBron James added 16 points for the Cavaliers, who had seven players score in double figures. Cleveland trailed by 13 in the first quarter before going on a 30-8 run and didn’t look back.

The Cavaliers are 25-6 since Jan. 15, when they were 19-20 and being questioned about whether they were NBA title contenders.

Kevin Love returned after a two-game break to rest his back and finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Deron Williams scored 20 to lead the Nets, who are running out of games as they claw to get into the playoffs.