Cavaliers bury Clippers 114-90 behind 3-pointers

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LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives down the court during the second half against the Memphis Grizzlies at Quicken Loans Arena on March 7, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Grizzlies defeated the Cavaliers 106-103. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES— LeBron James scored 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers buried the Los Angeles Clippers with 3-pointers in a 114-90 victory Sunday, tying their season high with 18 from long range.

J.R. Smith and Kyrie Irving added 17 points each, and Channing Frye had 15 on a season-high-tying five 3-pointers for the Eastern Conference leaders.

The Cavaliers won their third straight and improved to 7-2 against the Clippers at Staples Center since the 2006-07 season. Cleveland is 20-6 against the West, including 10-4 on the road.

J.J. Redick scored 19 points, and Chris Paul added 17 points and 10 assists for the Clippers. They outscored the Cavs 17-7 to start the game, but James tied it on a 3-pointer, and Tristan Thompson’s hook gave the Cavs the lead for good by the end of the quarter.

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