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NBA GAME OF THE DAY

Cavaliers win 12th straight and their 60th this season

LeBron James leads a 102-74 rout of Dallas that earns Cleveland another franchise record.

March 30, 2009|Associated Press

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers turned 60 and didn't mind one bit.

LeBron James had 24 points, 12 assists and six rebounds as the Cavaliers made more history with a 102-74 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, extending their winning streak to a franchise-record 12 in a row.

The Cavaliers, who earlier this week surpassed the club record for victories in a season, became the first NBA team this season to reach the 60-win plateau. They trailed, 35-20, in the first quarter and 49-47 at halftime, but then outscored Dallas, 30-11, in the third quarter and 55-25 in the second half to improve to a league-best 35-1 at home.

Cleveland, two games ahead of the Lakers in the race for best overall record and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, is the 61st team to win 60 games in the regular season.

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