Luke Babbitt

LeBron James lifts Cavaliers to 11th consecutive win

LeBron James lifts Cavaliers to 11th consecutive win

Cleveland’s winning streak was in unexpected jeopardy Saturday night before LeBron James took over.

James scored 34 points, including seven in the final 1:22, as the host Cavaliers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 116-111 for their 11th straight victory.

“When it's winning time in the fourth quarter, my teammates want me to step up and do what I do best,” James said.

The loss was the 11th straight for Memphis, including three since David Fizdale was fired Monday and replaced by interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff, but the Grizzlies nearly ended their streak in shocking fashion.

Memphis trailed 91-72 late in the third quarter, but rallied all the way to a tie at 109 on...

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