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Cavaliers extend win streak to 12 straight

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The Cavaliers are one win shy of their longest win streak in team history

The Cleveland Cavaliers have extended their win streak to 12 straight games following their 11-point win over the Los Angeles Clippers. They are one win shy of matching the longest win streak in franchise history.

Longest Win Streaks
LeBron James' Teams

LeBron James has been involved in each of the three longest win streaks in Cavaliers team history. This is the fifth time in James' career that his team has won 12 straight games.

Cleveland was in control throughout the entire game. After a brief 2-0 Clippers lead, the Cavaliers tied it up with a basket of their own and never trailed again. In the third quarter, the Clippers trailed by as many as 32 points, their largest deficit of the season.

Kevin Love and James led the Cavaliers' charge, combining for 47 of the team's 105 points.

Love got off to a hot start, scoring 10 of his game-high 24 points in the first quarter. It marked the 15th time this season Love has scored in double figures in the opening frame. He's done so just three times in the other three quarters.

James did most of his damage in the first half, as he went into halftime with 15 points and eight assists. It was the fifth time he has posted those numbers in the first half of a game in his career, and the first time since March 16, 2012, against the Philadelphia 76ers.

The third member of the Cavaliers' Big Three, Kyrie Irving, was a non-factor in the win. He was averaging 25.8 points per game on 51.5 percent shooting in Cleveland's previous 11 wins, but finished with 10 points on 1-of-5 shooting Thursday night.

Entering the game, the Clippers were averaging 106.7 points per game, good for third in the league. They finished with 94 points Thursday night and were led by Blake Griffin's team-high 16 points. It was the first time this season no Clippers player scored more than 16 points in a game.

Keeping the streak alive

The Cavaliers will look to make it 13 straight wins

Cavaliers' Upcoming Schedule

Friday night against the Indiana Pacers. According to ESPN's Basketball Power Index, they are a 55 percent favorite to win the game.

In fact, the Cavaliers are the favorite in each of their next three games.