LeBron James scores 39 points, Cavs beat Clippers in OT
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 39 points, Kevin Love added 25 and the Cleveland Cavaliers won their fourth straight, 118-113 in overtime over the skidding Los Angeles Clippers Friday night.
Love made a pair of 3-pointers in OT, when the Cavs outscored the Clippers 13-8. Dwyane Wade added 23 points and 11 rebounds for Cleveland.
Blake Griffin scored 23 and DeAndre Jordan had 20 points and 22 rebounds for Los Angeles, which didn’t give up the lead until the first minute of overtime.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Miami nearly wasted a terrific defensive effort against John Wall and high-scoring Washington, allowing a 25-point lead to dwindle all the way down to one before holding on.
Hassan Whiteside had 22 points and 16 rebounds for the Heat. They limited the Wizards to 29 first-half points — Washington’s lowest output for a half in more than 2 1/2 years. Wall wound up with only eight points on 3-for-12 shooting.
The Wizards made 38.1 percent of their field-goal attempts. Bradley Beal led Washington with 26 points and 10 rebounds.
RAPTORS 107, KNICKS 84
TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry matched his season high with 22 points and added 10 assists, DeMar DeRozan also scored 22 points and short-handed Toronto beat New York for the eighth straight time.
Toronto won its third straight and improved to 5-1 at home.
Toronto played without injured starters in forward Serge Ibaka (swollen left knee) and guard Norman Powell (right hip). Reserve guard Delon Wright (dislocated right shoulder) also was unavailable.
Tim Hardaway Jr. and Kristaps Porzingis each scored 13 points for the Knicks.
NETS 118, JAZZ 107
NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie scored a career-high 25 points hours after D’Angelo Russell had knee surgery, and Brooklyn beat Utah.
The starting point guard role now belongs to Dinwiddie after Russell was hurt during Brooklyn’s recent road trip. He had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee with no timetable for a return.
Allen Crabbe had 18 points and DeMarre Carroll added 17 for the Nets. Raul Neto scored 22 points for the Jazz.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and San Antonio overcame a 23-point deficit to beat Oklahoma City.
Danny Green added 17 points, and Pau Gasol had 14 points to help San Antonio end Oklahoma City’s three-game winning streak.
Aldridge put back of Green’s missed 3-pointer gave the Spurs a 102-99 lead with 24.2 seconds remaining.
The Thunder missed two 3-pointers on the ensuing possession, but Carmelo Anthony tracked down a second offensive rebound and made a 25-footer with his foot on the 3-point line to cut the lead to 102-101.
Gasol made two free throws, and Russell Westbrook stumbled to the court and threw up an airball on a 3-point attempt.