WASHINGTON (AP) — LeBron James scored 57 points — the second-highest total of his career and an NBA-best this season — and the Cleveland Cavaliers stopped a four-game slide with a 130-122 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.
James hadn’t scored this much since getting a career-high 61 for the Miami Heat on March 3, 2014, against the Charlotte Hornets.
CELTICS 101, THUNDER 94
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 22 of his 25 points in the second half, and the Celtics rallied from 18 down for their seventh straight victory.
Al Horford scored 17 of his 20 points after halftime and Jaylen Brown added 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Celtics. Boston has allowed 94 or fewer points in every game during its winning streak.
LAKERS 124, NETS 112
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brook Lopez hit six 3-pointers and scored a season-high 34 points against his former Brooklyn teammates, and rookie Kyle Kuzma had 21 points and 13 rebounds during his first career start in the Lakers’ victory.
D’Angelo Russell had 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in his first game against the Lakers since they traded him to Brooklyn last summer in the four-player deal that brought Lopez and Kuzma to Los Angeles.
76ERS 121, PACERS 110
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.J. Redick scored 31 points, Ben Simmons had a triple-double and Philadelphia moved above .500 for the first time in nearly four years.
Redick was 8 of 12 from 3-point range, including the go-ahead shot with 2:06 left, another 3 to barely beat the shot clock with 1:08 remaining and a third from the left corner to make it 119-110 with 46 seconds left.
SPURS 108, HORNETS 101
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Bryn Forbes had 22 points, helping San Antonio stop a four-game skid.
The Spurs played without Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker, who are out with quadriceps injuries. Charlotte was without Nicholas Batum and Michael Carter-Williams, who also have not played this season, along with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
KNICKS 120, SUNS 107
NEW YORK (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis scored 37 points, and Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek got his first victory over his former team.
Porzingis fell just shy of the career-best 38 points he scored Monday against Denver, getting his final points with a highlight-reel, end-to-end possession with just under 5 minutes remaining.
ROCKETS 119, HAWKS 104
ATLANTA (AP) — James Harden scored 21 of his 29 points in Houston’s high-scoring first half, and the Rockets handed the Hawks their eighth straight loss.
Eric Gordon and Luc Mbah a Moute each scored 20 points for Houston, which improved to 6-1 on the road.
PELICANS 99, MAVERICKS 94
DALLAS (AP) — Anthony Davis had 30 points and 13 rebounds, DeMarcus Cousins added his second 20-20 game of the season and the Pelicans started a four-game trip with a victory over the last-place Mavericks.
Harrison Barnes scored a season-high 26 points for the Mavericks, who are 1-9 for the first time since 1993-94.
NUGGETS 95, HEAT 94
DENVER (AP) — Paul Millsap had 27 points for Denver, including three straight free throws with 11.9 seconds remaining.
Nikola Jokic added 19 points and 14 rebounds as the Nuggets shook off some late struggles at the line to win their second straight on a six-game homestand.
PISTONS 105, BUCKS 96
DETROIT (AP) — Andre Drummond scored 14 of his 24 points in the third quarter, powering Detroit to the win.
Drummond, who has shot under 40 percent from the free-throw line in his career, went 10 of 12 in the third, drawing a roar of approval from fans. He went 14 for 16 on the night, the most he’s ever made in his career, and is shooting 78 percent from the line this season.
RAPTORS 109, JAZZ 100
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 37 points, and Toronto finished its longest road trip of the season with a victory.
DeRozan made all 14 of his free throws and added a trio of 3-pointers to complement his mid-range offensive game.
BULLS 105, MAGIC 83
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Justin Holiday scored 19 points, Robin Lopez had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and the Bulls earned their first road win of the season.
Chicago had seven players score in double figures.