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James back, Cavs rally past Pacers

LeBron James scores 33 and the Cavaliers, helped when officials overturn a 3-pointer, regain some energy with a win.

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LeBron James scores 33 and the Cavaliers, helped when officials overturn a 3-pointer, regain some energy with a win.

CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 33 after sitting out a game and Tristan Thompson made two huge plays in the final minute, leading the Cavaliers to a 100-96 win over the Pacers on Monday night.

James was rested Sunday by coach Tyronn Lue and the Cavs were lethargic in a 113-99 loss at Washington. But with James back on the floor, Cleveland played with much more energy.

Matthew Dellavedova hit a tying 3-pointer for the Cavs with 1:13 left and Thompson made it 96-94 with a layup. Thompson then blocked a shot by George Hill with 18 seconds left.

Kyrie Irving made four free throws in the last eight seconds and finished with 22 points. Thompson added 11 rebounds.

Monta Ellis scored 28 and Paul George had 23 for the Pacers, who lost their third straight.

George's 3-pointer with 4:46 left gave Indiana a 93-89 lead, but during a timeout, officials reviewed the shot on video and determined it came after the 24-second shot clock expired. James then scored on a drive to put the Cavs ahead 91-90.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: The Spurs signed 39-year-old guard Andre Miller four days after the oldest player on an NBA roster was waived by the Timberwolves. Miller gives the Spurs the two oldest active players, according to STATS. He turns 40 on March 19, followed by Tim Duncan on April 25. … The Heat waived guard Beno Udrih, a move that could help the team get back under the luxury-tax threshold.

Cavaliers 100, Pacers 96

INDIANA (96): George 7-16 5-5 23, Turner 4-8 0-0 8, Mahinmi 1-6 0-0 2, G.Hill 4-7 2-2 11, Ellis 10-21 6-7 28, J.Hill 3-9 0-0 6, S.Hill 0-0 0-0 0, Allen 2-3 1-1 5, Budinger 5-6 0-0 11, Stuckey 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 37-80 14-15 96.

CLEVELAND (100): James 14-22 3-5 33, Love 4-14 4-4 13, Mozgov 0-1 1-2 1, Irving 5-13 11-11 22, Smith 4-14 0-0 11, Dellavedova 2-6 0-0 6, Thompson 6-7 2-3 14, Shumpert 0-6 0-0 0, Jefferson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-83 21-25 100.

Indiana 19 24 30 23— 96

Cleveland 18 26 30 26— 100

3-Point GoalsIndiana 8-18 (George 4-9, Ellis 2-3, Budinger 1-2, G.Hill 1-4), Cleveland 9-29 (Smith 3-10, James 2-4, Dellavedova 2-5, Irving 1-2, Love 1-5, Shumpert 0-3). ReboundsIndiana 42 (George 8), Cleveland 54 (Thompson 11). AssistsIndiana 23 (George, Stuckey 6), Cleveland 22 (Love, Irving 6). Total FoulsIndiana 23, Cleveland 15. A20,562.

Celtics 100, Jazz 95

UTAH (95): Hayward 6-20 2-4 16, Favors 5-15 1-1 11, Gobert 3-8 6-8 12, Mack 8-13 0-1 18, Hood 4-17 2-2 11, C.Johnson 1-2 0-0 2, Lyles 8-18 1-1 18, Neto 3-6 0-0 7, Ingles 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 38-101 12-17 95.

BOSTON (100): Crowder 7-12 5-7 22, A.Johnson 1-5 3-4 5, Sullinger 4-10 0-2 8, Thomas 8-19 2-3 18, Bradley 7-13 3-4 18, Turner 4-6 0-0 8, Smart 1-6 2-3 5, Zeller 3-10 4-4 10, Jerebko 1-2 0-0 3, Mickey 1-1 1-2 3. Totals 37-84 20-29 100.

Utah 29 17 27 22— 95

Boston 23 20 29 28— 100

3-Point GoalsUtah 7-24 (Mack 2-3, Hayward 2-5, Neto 1-2, Lyles 1-4, Hood 1-7, C.Johnson 0-1, Ingles 0-2), Boston 6-18 (Crowder 3-5, Jerebko 1-2, Bradley 1-3, Smart 1-3, A.Johnson 0-1, Sullinger 0-1, Thomas 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsUtah 66 (Favors 16), Boston 58 (Sullinger, A.Johnson 9). AssistsUtah 23 (Hood 7), Boston 27 (Thomas 9). Total FoulsUtah 21, Boston 18. A17,680 (18,624).

Wizards 116, 76ers 108

PHILADELPHIA (108): Covington 3-9 2-2 9, Grant 6-11 2-4 14, Noel 5-8 0-1 11, Smith 9-18 4-7 25, Canaan 5-12 0-1 13, Holmes 1-5 0-0 3, Stauskas 4-11 1-1 10, Landry 6-8 3-5 15, McConnell 4-7 0-0 8. Totals 43-89 12-21 108.

WASHINGTON (116): Porter 4-10 0-0 10, Morris 6-10 4-4 16, Gortat 7-14 4-5 18, Wall 13-26 9-12 37, Temple 2-3 2-2 7, Beal 7-20 2-2 16, Dudley 1-2 1-2 4, Sessions 3-3 2-4 8, Hickson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 43-89 24-31 116.

Philadelphia 23 25 34 26— 108

Washington 27 33 19 37— 116

3-Point GoalsPhiladelphia 10-32 (Smith 3-6, Canaan 3-8, Noel 1-1, Holmes 1-2, Stauskas 1-6, Covington 1-7, Grant 0-2), Washington 6-20 (Wall 2-4, Porter 2-6, Dudley 1-2, Temple 1-2, Hickson 0-1, Morris 0-2, Beal 0-3). Fouled OutCovington. ReboundsPhiladelphia 44 (Grant, Noel 6), Washington 64 (Gortat 20). AssistsPhiladelphia 27 (Smith 7), Washington 25 (Wall 7). Total FoulsPhiladelphia 27, Washington 17. A15,096 (20,308).

Bucks 128, Rockets 121

HOUSTON (121): Ariza 6-8 4-4 20, Smith 4-11 0-1 10, Howard 12-20 6-14 30, Beverley 4-13 4-5 13, Harden 8-16 7-7 26, Motiejunas 1-3 3-4 6, Jones 2-4 0-0 4, Brewer 0-4 0-0 0, Lawson 0-1 0-0 0, Terry 4-7 0-0 12. Totals 41-87 24-35 121.

MILWAUKEE (128): Antetokounmpo 7-12 4-11 18, Parker 16-25 3-3 36, Plumlee 4-8 1-2 9, Mayo 0-2 0-0 0, Middleton 7-11 15-15 30, Bayless 6-10 1-2 18, Monroe 5-9 0-0 10, O'Bryant 0-1 0-0 0, Vaughn 3-3 0-0 7. Totals 48-81 24-33 128.

Houston 26 38 28 29— 121

Milwaukee 32 33 27 36— 128

3-Point GoalsHouston 15-35 (Terry 4-6, Ariza 4-6, Harden 3-7, Smith 2-6, Motiejunas 1-1, Beverley 1-6, Lawson 0-1, Brewer 0-2), Milwaukee 8-15 (Bayless 5-8, Parker 1-1, Vaughn 1-1, Middleton 1-3, Mayo 0-1, Antetokounmpo 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsHouston 48 (Howard 13), Milwaukee 51 (Antetokounmpo 17). AssistsHouston 30 (Ariza 11), Milwaukee 30 (Antetokounmpo 11). Total FoulsHouston 24, Milwaukee 24. TechnicalsHouston defensive three second 2, Mayo, Milwaukee defensive three second. A13,214 (18,717).

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