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VIDEO: Kyrie Irving drops 46 points to lead the Cavs past the Lakers

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 19:  Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers passes out of a double team from Julius Randle #30 and D'Angelo Russell #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 125-120 Cavaliers win at Staples Center on March 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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LeBron James and Kyrie Irving combined for 80 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a thrilling 125-120 victory over the struggling Los Angeles Lakers last night and secure their playoff spot.

Kyrie top-scored with 46 points whilst LeBron chipped in with 34 as the Cavs finished with a 43 point fourth quarter, going 21-6 to finish the game to rally back from an 11 point defect to secure the W.

Kevin Love contributed 21 points and 15 rebounds.

For the Lakers, D’Angelo Russell dropped a career-high 40 points, hitting seven threes and dropping six dimes in 41 minutes.

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