(SportsNetwork.com) - LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are clicking and look to extend their winning streak to six games Sunday versus Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Cavaliers will close out a four-game homestand this afternoon and recorded their fifth win in a row with Friday's 129-90 pummeling of the Charlotte Hornets at Quicken Loans Arena behind James' 25 points, nine assists, six rebounds and four steals.
J.R. Smith scored 21 points and sank 7-of-11 3-pointers, Kyrie Irving added 18 points and Timofey Mozgov ended with 14 points and 10 boards for the Cavs, who shot 51.7 percent from the floor, made 15-of-28 3-pointers and recorded 100 or more points for the sixth game in a row. James is averaging 29.7 points in that span.
"Offensively, we wanted to share the ball, continue to push our tempo," said James. "We were able to build a huge lead."
The Cavs outrebounded Charlotte 56-42 and held a 27-9 fastbreak points advantage. Iman Shumpert scored eight points in his Cavs debut following his trade from New York earlier in January.
Cleveland is 14-9 at home and will visit Detroit on Tuesday.
Oklahoma City was upended by the white-hot Atlanta Hawks with Friday's 103-93 setback at Philips Arena.
The Hawks recorded a franchise-record 15th straight win, while the Thunder had a four-game winning streak come to an end. The Thunder received 22 points and 11 assists from Russell Westbrook, while Durant posted 21 points. Serge Ibaka rounded out the double-digit scorers with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
OKC scored just 17 points in the second quarter and fell to 3-1 on a five-game road trip.
"I thought we came out very solid defensively and made them work for every shot," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. "We had a lead and got away from that in the last two or three minutes of the second quarter."
Oklahoma City has a 10-14 road mark and will return home to host Minnesota on Monday night.
The Thunder defeated the Cavaliers, 103-94, on Dec. 11 at home behind Westbrook's 26 points. Durant added 19 and Irving countered with 20 points. James did not play in that one because of a balky knee.
OKC and Cleveland have split the past four matchups in this series.