NBA: Cleveland 114, Milwaukee 111 (OT)

Dec. 20, 2013 at 11:34 PM
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CLEVELAND, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Kyrie Irving made four free throws in the final 22 seconds of overtime Friday, allowing Cleveland to hang on for a 114-111 win over Milwaukee.

Irving scored 39 points and his layup miss was tipped in by Tristan Thompson with two seconds to go in the fourth period, creating a 96-96 tie.

Cleveland improved its home record to 8-4 and handed the lowly Bucks their fifth straight loss. Milwaukee has an NBA-low five wins.

Irving's two free throws with 22 seconds left in overtime put the Cavaliers in front by four, but O.J. Mayo hit a 3-pointer for the Bucks to cut their deficit to one.

Irving again made two foul shots with 10 seconds left and Mayo once more was called on to attempt a long-range shot in hopes of creating a second overtime. This time Mayo missed an open try, leaving him with a team-high 20 points.

Jarrett Jack pitched in 17 points for Cleveland while C.J. Miles had 15.

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