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LeBron moves into scoring top 10 in win

PHILADELPHIA — The Cavaliers were pushed to the limit by the 76ers. LeBron James doesn't think that's such a bad thing.

James scored 25, moving into 10th place on the NBA's career list, and added 14 assists and eight rebounds as unbeaten Cleveland held off winless Philadelphia 102-101 Saturday night.

"It's always great to have these kinds of games," James said. "We will clean it up. It's a great learning experience for us. I know we have room for improvement."

Kevin Love added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the reigning champion Cavaliers.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: The host Pacers made a season-high 12 3-pointers, forced 18 turnovers and pulled away from the Bulls for a 111-94 victory. Indiana's Paul George was ejected with 13½ minutes left after kicking the ball into the stands and inadvertently hitting a female fan in the face. He apologized to the fan and hugged her after the incident. … Blake Griffin scored a season-high 28 and the Clippers handed the Spurs a second straight home loss, 116-92. San Antonio had lost just two regular-season home games 600 days before dropping two straight at the AT&T Center. … Jeff Green came off the bench to score 18 and Evan Fournier added 13 to help the host Magic rally to an 88-86 win over the Wizards. … Dwight Howard had 20 points and 14 rebounds in his first game against his former Houston teammates, Paul Millsap scored 23 and the host Hawks beat the Rockets 112-97. … Russell Westbrook scored 28 to help the host Thunder beat the Timberwolves 112-92. … Andre Drummond had 19 points and 20 rebounds and the host Pistons breezed to a 103-86 victory over the Nuggets. … Mirza Teletovic scored 22 and matched his career high with seven 3s, and the host Bucks beat the Kings 117-91.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Sevyn Streeter and the 76ers have decided on a Dec. 16 date for the singer to perform the national anthem after the team didn't allow her to sing wearing a "We Matter" jersey.

LeBron moves into scoring top 10 in win 11/05/16 [Last modified: Saturday, November 5, 2016 11:21pm]
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