WASHINGTON (AP) — LeBron James finished with 20 points, 15 assists and 12 rebounds to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Washington Wizards 106-99 on Sunday night for their 18th victory in 19 games.
Bradley Beal led Washington with 27 points, and John Wall had 15 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in 32 minutes in his third game back after missing nine with an injured left knee.
In a matchup of Eastern Conference division leaders, neither team led by more than seven until Wall turned the ball over, leading to a fast break for James, who was fouled at the other end and completed the three-point play for a 103-94 lead.
PISTONS 114, MAGIC 110: DETROIT (AP) — Reggie Bullock scored a career-high 20 points, and Detroit tied a franchise record with 17 3-pointers in a victory over Orlando.
The Pistons have won three in a row after starting December with a seven-game losing streak. They almost let this game slip away when Orlando went on a 19-0 run to cut the lead to five late in the fourth, but Detroit was able to hold on.
Nikola Vucevic had 24 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists for the Magic. They have dropped five straight and 16 of 19.
PACERS 109, NETS 97: NEW YORK (AP) — Victor Oladipo scored 26 points, Domantas Sabonis had 17 and Indiana beat Brooklyn.
Allen Crabbe shook off his recent struggles, scoring 17 points in the first half on 5-for-7 shooting, including four 3s. He didn’t score in the second half.
Quincy Acy, Caris LeVert and Joe Harris each had 14 for Brooklyn.