Basketball: With LeBron James out injured, Cavaliers fall to Thunder 103-94

Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant (pictured) combined for 45 points and 13 assists as the Thunder closed out their fourth straight win. -- PHOTO: MARK D. SMITH-USA TODAY SPORTS 
Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant (pictured) combined for 45 points and 13 assists as the Thunder closed out their fourth straight win. -- PHOTO: MARK D. SMITH-USA TODAY SPORTS 

Russell Westbrook finished with 26 points and eight assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 103-94 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday.

The National Basketball Association contest was billed as a match-up of the last two Most Valuable Players, but the Thunder's Kevin Durant was the only one to play as the Cavs' LeBron James sat out with a left knee problem.

Westbrook and Durant combined for 45 points and 13 assists as the Thunder closed out their fourth straight win.

Kyrie Irving had to pick up the slack with James out and he scored 20 points on seven-of-21 shooting. Kevin Love netted 18 points with 16 rebounds for the Cavs, who had their eight-game winning streak snapped.