The Associated Press
Dec. 10, 2014
CLEVELAND (AP) — CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 35 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 48 seconds remaining, and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied to beat the Toronto Raptors 105-101 on Tuesday night for their eighth straight victory.
James' jumper from the top of the key gave Cleveland a 102-99 lead and tied him with Mark Price for the franchise record for 3-pointers at 802.
James scored 10 points in the fourth quarter as Cleveland rallied from a 10-point deficit early in the period. Dion Waiters scored 18 points and Kevin Love had 17.
Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross each scored 18 for Toronto. Kyle Lowry added 16, but only scored two in the fourth quarter as he was hounded defensively by Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova.
Toronto shot 14 for 21 in the first quarter and led 63-55 at halftime. Valanciunas had a strong first half with 14 points and nine rebounds.
GRIZZLIES 114, MAVERICKS 105
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Marc Gasol scored 30 points, Mike Conley added 22 and the Grizzlies withstood 18 Dallas 3-pointers.
Gasol, who was limited to only two points in Sunday's win over Miami, was 9 of 14 from the field and 12 of 13 from the line as Memphis won its second straight. Zach Randolph had 17 points and 13 rebounds, while Tony Allen scored 13 points.
Chandler Parsons led the Mavericks with 30 points, going 10 of 18 from the field and 6 of 10 from 3-point range. Jameer Nelson had a season-high 18 points.
TRAIL BLAZERS 98, PISTONS 86
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Wesley Matthews scored 19 points, and Portland earned its fifth straight victory.
Detroit lost its 13th in a row, one short of the franchise record set in 1979-80 and tied in 1993-94. Those were both aging teams, with the second group marking the end of the Bad Boys era at the Palace. The current Pistons haven't had a winning season or won a playoff game in seven years.
Greg Monroe had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Detroit, which only got 40 points from its starting lineup.
JAZZ 100, SPURS 96
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Derrick Favors scored 21 points, Gordon Hayward added 20 and Utah snapped a nine-game losing streak.
Enes Kanter added 12 points and 15 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season, while Alec Burks chipped in 14 points for Utah, which lost all four games against the Spurs last season.
Tim Duncan had 23 points and 13 rebounds for San Antonio. Kawhi Leonard added 16 points for the Spurs, who played without starting point guard Tony Parker.
Utah outrebounded San Antonio 43-37, although the Spurs had a 62-50 advantage in points in the paint.
PELICANS 104, KNICKS 93
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tyreke Evans scored 27 points, Anthony Davis had 18 and the Pelicans handed the reeling Knicks their ninth straight loss.
Omer Asik had 16 points and 14 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday scored 13 points for New Orleans, which won its second straight to pull back to .500 at 10-10.
Amare Stoudemire scored a season-high 26 points and Carmelo Anthony had 17 for New York, which kept the game close into the fourth quarter before fading down the stretch, as the Knicks have done often this season.
Pablo Prigioni scored 17 for the Knicks, who fell to 4-19 with what was also their 10th straight road loss.
THUNDER 114, BUCKS 101
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 23 points in his first home game of the season, leading Oklahoma City to the victory.
Durant, the reigning MVP, missed the first 17 games with a broken bone in his right foot, and then played three road games before making his home debut. He also had nine rebounds and seven assists.
Russell Westbrook scored 28 points for the Thunder, who have won five of six after starting the season with a 3-12 record.
O.J. Mayo had 18 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 17 for the Bucks, who have lost five of six.
HEAT 103, SUNS 97
PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Bosh scored 10 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter, including seven straight down the stretch, and Miami snapped a four-game losing streak.
Luol Deng scored 23 points and Dwyane Wade added 16 for the Heat.
Miami has won nine straight against the Suns, and eight straight in Phoenix.
Marcus Morris scored a career-high 25 points for Phoenix on 10-of-13 shooting. Gerald Green added 19 points, including five 3-pointers, and Markieff Morris had 17.
Phoenix has lost three straight.
LAKERS 98, KINGS 95
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant scored nine of his 32 points in the final 3:14, leading the Los Angeles Lakers' fourth-quarter comeback over the Sacramento Kings.
Carlos Boozer added 15 points for the Lakers, who snapped their three-game skid by rallying from a 12-point deficit in the second half.
After Bryant tied it at 92 with a breakaway dunk and a clutch 3-pointer, Jordan Hill's layup on a sharp pass from Bryant put the Lakers ahead 94-93 with 1:39 to play.
The Kings went back in front on a driving layup by Darren Collison, but Bryant hit two free throws for the lead with 34 seconds left before Rudy Gay missed an open 3-pointer for Sacramento, which has lost six of eight.