Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NBA: James Gets Stitches, Sews Up Win

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NBA: James Gets Stitches, Sews Up Win

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LeBron James shook off a blow to the face and scored 23 points in the fourth quarter including 18 straight for Cleveland as the Cavaliers won their sixth straight, 119-109 over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

James needed stitches in the third quarter to close a gash above his lip that drew blood. He punched back at the Nets in the fourth and finished with 33 points.

Kevin Love and Dwyane Wade added 18 points apiece for Cleveland.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 20 and Joe Harris 18 for the Nets, who could do nothing in the final 12 minutes to stop James.

NOTEBOOK

Antetokounmpo sits out * Milwaukee star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was held out of the Bucks' lineup Wednesday night against the Phoenix Suns because of right knee soreness.

Antetokounmpo, second in the NBA in scoring at 29.7 points per game, sat out for the first time this season. …

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