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The games two best players will be showcased Thursday night when LeBron James leads the Cleveland Cavaliers into Chesapeake Energy Arena to face the newly-healthy Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Cheap Air Max . Catch all the action as the first part of a doubleheader tonight at 8pm et/5pm pt on TSN2. The Cavs have won eight in a row, which is the third-longest current streak in the NBA. The Thunder have won three straight, five of their last six and are 3-1 since Durant, the reigning MVP, returned from offseason foot surgery. Durant won his first MVP last season with James finishing second in the vote. Durant finished second the previous two seasons to James. The titles chase is no contest with LeBron up, 2-0. The Cavs winning streak reached eight this week thanks to a win in Brooklyn on Monday night, when James wore an I Cant Breathe shirt and met Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton. One night later, the hoopla was less, but the opponent was tougher. Cleveland topped the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors, 105-101, at Quicken Loans Arena. James joined Mark Price at the top of the Cavaliers all-time 3-pointers made list in style. James go-ahead triple with 48.1 seconds left lifted the Cavaliers to victory. Toronto shot 58.1 percent (38-of-62) through the first three quarters and led by as many as 10 in the fourth, but Cleveland held the Raptors to a 30 percent (6-of-20) clip in the final frame. The Cavs outscored them 20-6 in the final 8:37. In the fourth quarter we really amped up our defensive intensity, Cleveland head coach David Blatt said. That was a tough, hard victory. James finished with 35 points, Kevin Love posted 17 points and nine rebounds and Kyrie Irving added 13 points and 10 assists for Cleveland, which beat Toronto for the second time in five days. The eight-game run is Clevelands longest since it also won eight in a row in March 2010. After a loss in New Orleans in Durants season debut on Dec. 2, the Thunder have won three straight. Thursdays contest will be the stiffest challenge for a healthy OKC squad as its three consecutive victories came over the Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks. The win over the Bucks on Tuesday was Durants season home debut. To be out for so long and finally get a chance to play in front of our home crowd, it felt good, said Durant. Getting my name called in the starting lineup, that was fun. Russell Westbrook, who returned one game before Durant after hand surgery, combined with Durant for 51 points on Tuesday. Westbrook finished with a game- high 28 points, Durant scored 23 and both handed out seven assists in the victory. Reggie Jackson donated 18 points off the bench and Serge Ibaka made all five of his shots and free throws for 15 points. The two teams have split the previous eight meetings, but the Cavs have won two of their last three in Oklahoma City, including last season when James was on the Miami Heat. Black Air Max 90 . Compared to what hes gone through in recent weeks, that seemed like a breeze. Speaking to The Associated Press on Friday at an NBA Cares event, Silver said hes thrilled that the leagues attention can be on the championship series between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs -- and not, as it was for so much of the post-season, on the off-the-court matters involving the banishment of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and now the looming sale of that franchise. Cheap Air Max Online . He made another correct read. The Browns, who have been shuttling quarterbacks on and off the field all season, finally got some good news on that front: Campbells ribs are only bruised.WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets starting goaltender position is Ondrej Pavelecs job to lose, but Connor Hellebuyck remains an intriguing possibility for a team looking to bounce back after another disappointing season.The top goaltender in the NCAA before he decided to turn pro in April, Hellebuyck is tabbed to play with the Jets AHL farm team in St. Johns, N.L., although right now hes attending his third training camp with the club that drafted him in 2012.Ive been working really hard all summer along with all the other guys in the room and I think its starting to pay off, he said Friday.Hellebuyck, 21, hasnt seen any pre-season game action with the Jets. So far only starter Pavelec and backup Michael Hutchinson have played in net during the teams first two pre-season games.The six-foot-four native of Commerence, Mi., isnt on the list for Saturdays game in Minnesota, although he doesnt sound too worried about when hell play.Thats up to the coaching staff, he said. I just want to give my best in practice every day.Hellebuycks size and skill helped earn him a spot a€” along with Winnipegs Jacob Trouba a€” on the American team at last springs world hockey championship in Belarus.Hellebuyck was a steal for the Jets, who owe their scouts a bonus for spotting him early. They picked him up in the fifth round, 130th overall, in 2012.He then finished two stunning seasons at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. After earning the starting spot in his first season, he had a 38-12-2 record in 54 games along with 12 shutouts, a .946 save percentage and 1.60 goals-against average.For the 2013-14 season, he won the inaugural Mike Richter Award ass the top goaltender in college hockey. Authentic Air Max 2017 Sale. But at 20, the lure of the professional ranks and a three-year, two-way deal worth an average of just under US$1 million a year, ended his college career.Goaltending has been an Achilles heel for the Jets as they struggle to earn a playoff berth, but so far the team has refused to lay the lions share of blame in front of Pavelecs pads.As camp got underway this year, coach Paul Maurice said the whole team needs to learn how to play a steadier defensive game before its even possible to assess Pavelecs level of responsibility.But his numbers a€” the most goals allowed in the league last season along with one of the worst save percentages a€” have earned him plenty of critics.This is the first season since the former Atlanta Thrashers relocated to Winnipeg in 2011 that the team hasnt brought in a veteran backup. Instead theyve elected to stick with Hutchinson a€” at least for now.Like Hellebuyck, Hutchinson, 24, is from the Jets system. He won two of three games in Winnipeg late last season after splitting the campaign between the ECHL and AHL.Hellebuyck has yet to play a game in the AHL and said he knows hes got a lot to learn.As long as Im improving every day Im happy, he said. I dont want to go out there and have a bad day and not take something from it.Its something he says hes learned from watching other goaltenders like veteran Tim Thomas, who started for the U.S. national team in Belarus. Hellebuyck was third on the depth chart and didnt see any action as the U.S., like Canada, was eliminated in the quarter-finals. Youre always a student, til the day you retire. Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '