OKLAHOMA CITY — (AP) Collin Sexton scored 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers ended a five-game series losing streak to Oklahoma City, beating the Thunder 129-102.
Taurean Prince scored 22 points, Darius Garland added 21 and Kevin Love had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Cleveland. The Cavs broke open a tight game with an 11-0 run to begin the second half.
The Cavaliers (19-32) closed a stretch in which they played seven of eight games away from home with consecutive wins at San Antonio and Oklahoma City, the first time they have won two straight since road wins beating Philadelphia on Feb. 27 and Houston on March 1.
Ty Jerome led the Thunder with a career-high 23 points. OKC trailed by just four at halftime before being out-scored 28-14 in the third quarter.
With 21 games left to play, Cleveland still trails the Chicago Bulls by 3 1/2 games for the Eastern Conference's 10th seed, which would earn them a spot in a play-in tournament for a trip to the NBA playoffs. They'll face the fledgling Toronto Raptors Saturday night back at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
More sports headlines:
- Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is 23rd richest person in the world, according to Forbes 2021 Billionaire list
- St. Vincent-St. Mary's Malaki Branham named 2021 Ohio Mr. Basketball
- Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says new health order could allow for more fans at outdoor sporting events
- Mac Jones, Kyle Pitts, among prospects to attend 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland
- SportsTime Ohio officially rebrands as Bally's Great Lakes