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Miami Heat defeat Cleveland Cavaliers 124-107 despite 25 points from Kevin Love, Collin Sexton

Cleveland has lost six in a row overall and eight of its last nine at home.

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Kendrick Nunn scored 22 points and Duncan Robinson had 20, helping the Miami Heat move into a tie for sixth place in the Eastern Conference with a 124-107 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.

The Heat opened the third with a 19-8 run that featured three Robinson 3-pointers, extending their lead to 86-68. Cleveland never got closer than 13 points the rest of the way after there were 16 lead changes in the first two quarters.

Kevin Love, who did not attempt a shot in 22 minutes Friday against Washington, scored 16 points in the first half and tied his season high with 25 for Cleveland. He shot 9 of 14 and was 7 of 10 on 3-pointers.

''Last night was an absolute anomaly, so I wanted to come out and be super aggressive,'' Love said. ''J.B. asked me what I needed to get going before the game, so I had to go out and find some sort of rhythm because that had never really happened to me before.''

Collin Sexton had 25 points and eight assists, Dean Wade scored 18 points, and Cedi Osman had 15 points, seven rebounds and a career-best 11 assists for the Cavaliers. Cleveland has lost six in a row overall and eight of its last nine at home.

The Cavaliers only had 10 players in uniform after point guard Darius Garland sprained his left ankle against the Wizards.

Cleveland is expected to seek an injury exception from the NBA that would allow it to add center Anderson Varejao. The mop-topped Brazilian, who spent his first 11 1/2 seasons with the Cavaliers, last played in the league with Golden State in 2016-17.

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