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CLEVELAND -- LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers got a late scare, but their winning streak over the Orlando Magic remained intact.James scored 23 points, Kyrie Irving added 20 and Cleveland beat Orlando for the 15th straight time, 105-99 on Saturday night.Cleveland built a 22-point lead late in the third quarter, but the Magic steadily got back in the game and trailed 88-85 with 4 minutes to play.J.R. Smith took over, hitting three 3-pointers and scoring 11 points in the quarter as the NBA champion Cavaliers improved to 3-0. They havent lost to the Magic since Nov. 23, 2012, in Orlando.Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue was unhappy the Cavaliers didnt put the game away earlier against an 0-3 team.I thought we let our guard down because of their record, and not playing them as a good team, he said. Theyre struggling right now but they have a good team and we didnt respect that.Smith, who missed most of training camp in a contract dispute, made 3-pointers on consecutive possessions and Cleveland forced a shot-clock violation. James followed with two 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 Smiths 3-pointer from the corner pushed the lead to six.J.R. was able to knock a few down in the fourth quarter when we needed it the most, James said.We leave J.R. Smith open, and hes the only person you cant leave open out there, Orlando center Bismack Biyombo said.Smith scored 16 points and Kevin Love had 19 for the Cavaliers. Evan Fournier scored 22 points while Ibaka added 19 for Orlando.James put together a personal highlight reel in the first half. He converted a four-point play in the second quarter, hitting a 3-pointer while being fouled in front of Clevelands bench with the shot clock winding down then made the free throw.James drove past Fournier and dunked over Nikola Vucevic despite getting hit in the face in the first quarter. He also motored down the lane for a dunk at the first-half buzzer.TIP-INSMagic: G Jodie Meeks (fractured right foot) has not played in a preseason or regular-season game. He was acquired in a June 29 trade with Detroit.Cavaliers: Rookie G Kay Felder made his NBA debut and scored his first points on a drive to the basket. ... C Channing Frye is away from the team because of the death of his mother. He also missed Fridays game in Toronto.ADVANCE ANALYSISMagic coach Frank Vogel saw plenty of the Cavaliers while he was on the Pacers bench.Theyve grown into what everyone thought they would be when they were put together, he said. Obviously, they won the championship, and now Cleveland looks like a finished product.BACKUP PLANLue has been using Iman Shumpert at backup point guard, but doesnt want to overload the veteran.Its a hard position to play, Lue said. I know he can guard point guards defensively. As far trying to get him to learn the whole playbook, thats not fair. Thats not going to happen. Hes going to make some mistakes. We just have to live with it for right now.BASEBALL FEVERHighlights of Game 4 of the World Series between the Indians and Cubs were shown on the arena scoreboard. The crowd cheered on several occasions as the Indians built the lead to go ahead 3-1 in the series.I looked too, Lue said. Im guilty of that.Several thousand fans attended a watch party across the street at Progressive Field.UP NEXTMagic: They play in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, still searching for their first win of the season.Cavaliers: They host Houston on Tuesday night, seeking their first win over the Rockets at Quicken Loans Arena since March 11, 2012. Cheap World Cup Jerseys . It was Kerbers third final of the year after losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in Monterrey in April and to Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic in Tokyo two weeks ago. The 10th-ranked German improved her record in finals to 3-5. Cheap Soccer Jerseys China . There was no hesitation from the 40th-ranked Pospisil, from Vernon, B.C., who admitted that he cut back on his training sessions over the last few days to conserve energy as the long ATP season finishes next week at the Paris Masters. http://www.cheapjerseyssoccerauthentic.com/ . Louis. To which I would say two things: 1. Where there is smoke, there is or perhaps has been a little fire. Or, in other words, the two teams would appear to have at least spoken. And spoken is defined as one calling the other to inquire, no more, no less. Soccer Jerseys China . Jeff Green scored 13 points and Kris Humphries 12 for the Celtics, who nearly blew an 18-point, second-half lead. Sullingers 20-20 was the first by a Celtics player since Kevin Garnetts first game in Boston in 2007. Garnett was dealt -- along with Paul Pierce -- to Brooklyn during the off-season. Soccer Jerseys Wholesale .5 seconds to play in the game, Kevin Love never stopped believing that they would come out of there with a win. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Beyond the rehab, Andrew Bogut would need to clear one final hurdle to play in the Olympics.Mark Cuban, his new boss.Cuban has been opposed to NBA players competing in the Olympics, but the Dallas Mavericks owner gave Bogut the clearance he needed to play for Australia after injuring his left knee in the NBA Finals.And Cuban is pulling for his new center, who scored 18 points to lead the Aussies to an 87-66 victory over France on Saturday in the opening game of the tournament.We obviously were nervous and Im still not a fan of NBA players in the Olympics, but Andrew was going to have to go through a process to get back on the court anyway, Cuban wrote Sunday in an email to The Associated Press. Our staff has communicated with him and we knew he would be cautious in his approach to returning.Bogut sustained bone bruises in Game 5 while playing for Golden State. Players need a release from their NBA teams to compete internationally if they have a pre-existing injury, and Bogut said he was a little worried he might not get it from the Mavs, who acquireed him last month in a trade.ddddddddddddut he said Cuban and the team have been first class in their dealings with him.They were very, very nervous obviously because my prognosis was six to eight weeks and this is right on six weeks right now, but I was open with them and honest, Bogut said. I said, `Look, if I know Im not ready and the knees swelling up, Im pulling the pin. And they said fine, we trust you.Bogut said he even received an email from Cuban before the Olympic opener.I told him make sure he has his green and gold jersey on watching the game and he threw a couple of other words I cant repeat and said lets go, Bogut said. So its been a good relationship by email so far.Cuban is on a family vacation and doesnt have one with him, but plans to don a rugby jersey in support when he returns.But with or without it, Ill be watching and cheering him on, Cuban said.---Follow Brian Mahoney on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Briancmahoney ' ' '

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