CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving scored 15 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter, including several key late baskets, to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 95-90 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.
Irving scored 11 points in the final 2:33 on four layups and three free throws to give Cleveland back-to-back wins at home for the first time this season.
Irving shot 16 for 24 – setting a career high for field goals made – and fell one point short of his career-best scoring total, set at New York on Dec. 15.
Rajon Rondo led Boston with 17 points while Kevin Garnett scored 16.
PISTONS 105, MAGIC 90
In Auburn Hills, Mich., Jason Maxiell, Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe combined for 38 points and 28 rebounds for Detroit.
Brandon Knight led Detroit with 18 points, while Monroe scored 16 and Drummond and Maxiell each had 11 points and 11 rebounds.
BUCKS 110, 76ERS 102
In Milwaukee, Ersan Ilyasova had 27 points and 16 rebounds, Brandon Jennings scored 25 points and the Bucks beat Philadelphia.
Evan Turner scored 23 points to lead the 76ers.