Basketball: Cavaliers down Bucks and claim NBA's Central Division title

MILWAUKEE (AFP) - Cleveland superstar LeBron James drained a three-pointer with 14.9 seconds left to help the Cavaliers beat Milwaukee 104-99 on Wednesday and clinch the National Basketball Association's Central Division title.

Even before completing their fourth straight victory, the Cavaliers were assured of the division title thanks to Chicago's loss to Orlando.

They also secured the second seed behind Atlanta in the Eastern Conference play-offs.

James finished with 21 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, while Kyrie Irving led the Cavaliers with 27 points.

Kevin Love added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Cavs, who earned their first Central Division title since 2009-2010 - before James departed his home state team for four seasons in Miami.