KYRIE IRVING scored 23 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped the Denver Nuggets' seven-game winning streak with a 98-88 victory last night.
Tristan Thompson had a career-high 21 rebounds and 17 points for the Cavaliers, who won back-to-back games for the first time this season.
"We came out aggressive on both ends of the floor and that's what coach [Mike] Brown has been preaching," Irving said. "It's paying dividends. It starts with the way we practice and carries over into games."
The Nuggets were playing the third game of six-game road trip and lost for the first time since Nov. 18. The trip began with a 14-point win in Toronto on Sunday and a 24-point victory in Brooklyn on Tuesday.
Randy Foye led Denver with 16 points, while J.J. Hickson had 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Anderson Varejao scored a season-high 18 points and had 13 rebounds for Cleveland, which recorded its largest margin of victory this season. Andrew Bynum had 14 points and seven rebounds in 20 minutes.
* At Mexico City, the game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves was postponed because of smoky conditions inside the arena caused by a generator malfunction. The game will be made up in Minnesota at a later date.
* At Atlanta, Kyle Korver scored a season-high 23 points and tied the NBA record for consecutive games with a three-pointer in the Hawks' 107-97 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Korver, returning from a bruised rib that sidelined him the last four games, tied Dana Barros' 18-year-old record by hitting a three-pointer in his 89th straight game.
* At Houston, Eric Bledsoe had 20 points and seven assists to lead Phoenix to a 97-88 win over the Rockets. PJ Tucker added 18 points on 8-for-13 shooting with six rebounds.
* At Milwaukee, Andre Drummond had 24 points and 19 rebounds to lead the Detroit Pistons over the Bucks, 105-98.
* At New Orleans, Dirk Nowitzki scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Pelicans, 100-97.
* At Salt Lake City, Paul George scored 19 points and the Indiana Pacers returned to their defensive ways in beating the Utah Jazz, 95-86.
* At Portland, LaMarcus Aldridge had a season-high 38 points and added 13 rebounds and the Trail Blazers snapped Oklahoma City's eight-game winning streak with a 111-104 victory over the Thunder.
* The Charlotte Bobcats said Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will be sidelined 4 to 6 weeks with a broken left hand.
* Police cited Bucks center Larry Sanders for disorderly conduct and assault and battery in a fight last month at a downtown Milwaukee nightclub. The two charges are municipal citations. Sanders is expected to be out for 6 weeks after surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb suffered in the fight.
* Former NBA player Keon Clark was sentenced to 8 years in prison in a plea agreement with prosecutors on weapons and driving under the influence charges. Clark pleaded guilty to two charges in two separate cases and was given 4 years for each count. He previously faced weapon, drug and traffic-related charges.