LeBron puts on a show against Knicks
CLEVELAND – LeBron James scored 47 points, including 24 straight for Cleveland in the first half, and the Cavaliers held off the New York Knicks 113-106 on Saturday night for their 11th straight victory.
James, who historically has saved some of his best performances for the Knicks, set a franchise record with 35 points in the first half thanks to his remarkable streak.
Jazz 116, Nuggets 106
SALT LAKE CITY – Andrei Kirilenko scored 22 points and Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 13 rebounds in his return to the lineup as Utah earned its eighth straight victory.
Bulls 95, Heat 91
CHICAGO – Luol Deng scored 25 points, Derrick Rose added 24 and Chicago snapped a three-game losing streak.
Hornets 104, Bobcats 99
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Darren Collison scored a career-high 24 points filling in for Chris Paul, David West added 21 points, and New Orleans gave Emeka Okafor a victory in his return to Charlotte.
Timberwolves 109, Grizzlies 102
MINNEAPOLIS – Al Jefferson rallied Minnesota to its season-high fourth straight victory by scoring 16 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter.
76ers 102, Rockets 95
HOUSTON – Reserve Thaddeus Young scored 17 points, Willie Green added 15 and Philadelphia overcame a 13-point deficit to earn its fourth straight victory.
Bucks 93, Pacers 81
MILWAUKEE – Andrew Bogut scored 21 points and Luc Mbah a Moute had 18 to lead Milwaukee to the victory.
Pistons 99, Nets 92
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Jonas Jerebko scored 20 points on 9-for-9 shooting, and the Pistons snapped a five-game home losing streak.
Lakers 99, Blazers 82
PORTLAND, Ore. – Lamar Odom replaced an injured Kobe Bryant and matched his career high with 22 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers broke their nine-game losing streak at the Rose Garden.
Bryant sat out with a sore left ankle. The 12-time All-Star and last year’s NBA finals MVP had played in 235 straight games.
Thunder 104, Warriors 95
OAKLAND – Kevin Durant scored 29 points, Russell Westbrook added 21, and the Oklahoma City Thunder won their fifth straight.
Spurs 98, Clippers 81
LOS ANGELES – George Hill scored all of his 22 points in the first three quarters against a Los Angeles Clippers squad suddenly faced with yet another transitionary period, and the San Antonio Spurs breezed to a win.
Tony Parker had 14 points and 14 assists – one off his career high – in his second game back after missing three games because of a sprained left ankle.
The victory was San Antonio’s 15th straight over the Clippers.