Cleveland led by as many as 32 in the 3rd quarter, sitting James and Love in the 4th quarter. Love had a season-low 5 points in their last game, and it was a relieving sight to see him bounce back Thursday. The win streak is the longest since a 13-game win streak for the franchise in 2010. The Cavaliers moved into 1st place in the Central Division past the Chicago Bulls, after trailing by 7 games when the streak began.
The Clippers' frustration piled up 5 technical fouls, including 4 in the 3rd, which led Chris Paul to make controversial comments regarding the female official. Among these comments he mentioned "maybe this isn't for her." The league has called his comments unprofessional, but no punishment has been announced.
Blake Griffin had 16 points for Los Angeles, while Jamal Crawford added 13 for a Clippers team that sits under .500 against team above .500. The Clippers outscored the Cavs' reserves 31-11 in the 4th quarter to make the score more respectable.
The Cavs began their win streak on January 15th against the Los Angeles Lakers, and got their 2nd win of the streak on January 16th against the Clippers 126-121. Cleveland led the Clippers by 23 at the half.
Cleveland sits at 31-20 and will take their 12-game winning streak to Indiana to do battle with the Pacers tonight. The Clippers fell to 33-17, 5th in the Western Conference, and will visit the Toronto Raptors tonight on ESPN.