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Love, Allen guide Cavaliers to 99-87 win over Nuggets

Denver suffered its first loss of the season Monday night at Ball Arena.

DENVER — Kevin Love scored 22 points, Jarrett Allen recorded his second straight double-double and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off the Denver Nuggets 99-87.

Allen finished with 21 points and 16 rebounds to help the Cavaliers start a five-game trip on the right note.

This was on the heels of a 11-point, 14-rebound performance in a win over Atlanta over the weekend.

The Cavaliers overcame a big night from Nikola Jokic. The NBA MVP  scored 24 points and grabbed 19 rebounds.

Cleveland held Denver to 9-of-38 shooting from 3-point land.

>>Video above: Tim Connelly describes the value of Nikola Jokic to the Nuggets

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