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James moves up list again, Cavaliers win in overtime

ATLANTA — LeBron James had 29 points to move into 11th on the league's all-time scoring list, and Kyrie Irving scored 20 including eight in overtime as the Cavaliers defeated the Hawks 110-108 Friday night.

James moved past Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson on the NBA's scoring list when he was credited with a layup after Al Horford was called for goaltending in the third quarter.

James began the night 21 points behind Robertson's 26,710, and he passed "The Big O" one night after vaulting Hall of Famer and former Hawks great Dominique Wilkins for 12th.

Cleveland recovered after blowing a big first-half lead. The Cavaliers still lead Toronto, which won at Memphis, by 2½ games in the race for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

James had 16 rebounds and nine assists, just missing a triple double.

Magic beaten late: Jabari Parker made a driving basket with 10.1 seconds left to put Milwaukee ahead and Tyler Ennis hit two free throws that sealed the host Bucks' 113-110 win over the Magic, snapping Orlando's three-game winning streak. Nikola Vucevic scored 22 on 10-of-13 shooting and Victor Oladipo added 18 points for the Magic. Giannis Antetokounmpo had a triple double with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for Milwaukee.

Game highlights: Kemba Walker had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and the host Hornets defeated the 76ers 100-91, leaving Charlotte on the verge of an Eastern Conference playoff spot. The Hornets can clinch tonight if Detroit beats Chicago. … Jose Barea scored 29 and Dirk Nowitzki added 19 points as the Mavericks beat the host Pistons 98-89. … DeMar DeRozan scored 27 and Kyle Lowry added 22 points as the visiting Raptors held off the Grizzlies for a 99-95 victory.

Fractious Lakers: D'Angelo Russell indicated he hasn't spoken extensively to teammate Nick Young since the rookie guard upended Young's personal life with a leaked recording of Young talking about being with women other than his fiancée, Australian rapper Iggy Azalea.

"I'm getting over it, but (until) the person that it hurt the most gets over it, then I feel like it's done," the 20-year-old Russell said. "But until he really lets it simmer down, then I think it will still be an issue. ... It's at this point where you need your space. You can't force peace if it's not there. You can't force it. You've got to let time heal it."

Russell knows his private joke went incredibly wrong, and he has apologized repeatedly in public and to his team. He realizes that several former NBA players, including everyone from Shaquille O'Neal to Stephen Jackson, believe Russell would have been subject to more physical retribution from teammates for such a breach of trust in the age before social media.

"I'd get physical back," Russell said.

Cavaliers 110, Hawks 108, OT

CLEVELAND (110): James 12-26 4-5 29, Love 5-11 2-4 15, Mozgov 1-2 0-0 2, Irving 5-23 8-10 20, Smith 4-12 0-0 12, Thompson 4-4 1-6 9, Dellavedova 2-4 2-2 6, Shumpert 4-10 2-2 11, Frye 2-6 1-2 6. Totals 39-98 20-31 110.

ATLANTA (108): Bazemore 2-6 2-2 7, Millsap 12-22 3-3 29, Horford 5-17 4-5 14, Teague 9-23 8-8 28, Korver 5-8 0-0 14, Humphries 0-4 3-4 3, Sefolosha 2-3 0-0 4, Hardaway Jr. 1-5 0-0 2, Schroder 2-7 3-4 7, Scott 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-95 23-26 108.

Cleveland 32 23 22 19 14— 110

Atlanta 23 18 30 25 12— 108

3-Point GoalsCleveland 12-38 (Smith 4-9, Love 3-9, Irving 2-7, Shumpert 1-3, Frye 1-4, James 1-5, Dellavedova 0-1), Atlanta 9-30 (Korver 4-6, Millsap 2-4, Teague 2-6, Bazemore 1-3, Sefolosha 0-1, Humphries 0-2, Hardaway Jr. 0-2, Horford 0-6). ReboundsCleveland 70 (James 16), Atlanta 60 (Bazemore, Millsap 12). AssistsCleveland 27 (James 9), Atlanta 25 (Teague 9). Total FoulsCleveland 23, Atlanta 27.

Bucks 113, Magic 110

ORLANDO (110): Fournier 6-14 1-1 14, Gordon 6-12 1-2 14, Dedmon 1-1 2-2 4, Payton 3-9 0-0 6, Oladipo 7-17 2-2 18, Vucevic 10-13 2-3 22, Hezonja 4-7 0-0 11, Jennings 0-2 0-0 0, Nicholson 5-7 2-2 13, Watson 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 4-4 0-0 8. Totals 46-86 10-12 110.

MILWAUKEE (113): Antetokounmpo 5-13 8-11 18, Parker 12-14 2-3 26, Monroe 9-14 0-2 18, Vaughn 2-6 0-1 4, Middleton 8-17 0-0 18, Henson 1-1 0-0 2, Ennis 5-9 3-4 15, Vasquez 0-5 0-0 0, Plumlee 5-7 2-4 12, O'Bryant 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 47-86 15-25 113.

Orlando 22 35 28 25— 110

Milwaukee 31 27 26 29— 113

3-Point GoalsOrlando 8-24 (Hezonja 3-4, Oladipo 2-6, Nicholson 1-2, Gordon 1-3, Fournier 1-7, Jennings 0-1, Payton 0-1), Milwaukee 4-17 (Ennis 2-3, Middleton 2-7, Antetokounmpo 0-1, Vaughn 0-2, Vasquez 0-4). ReboundsOrlando 42 (Gordon 7), Milwaukee 49 (Antetokounmpo 11). AssistsOrlando 34 (Payton 10), Milwaukee 31 (Antetokounmpo 11). Total FoulsOrlando 22, Milwaukee 15. TechnicalsHenson.

Hornets 100, 76ers 91

PHILADELPHIA (91): Thompson 6-12 0-0 17, Grant 5-10 6-8 17, Landry 8-13 0-0 16, Smith 2-9 0-0 4, Canaan 1-9 2-3 4, Covington 2-8 0-2 6, Stauskas 3-11 4-5 11, Brand 5-9 3-3 13, McConnell 1-7 0-0 3, Marshall 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 33-90 15-21 91.

CHARLOTTE (100): Batum 8-17 1-2 19, Williams 3-9 1-3 7, Zeller 3-5 2-2 8, Walker 8-18 7-9 27, Lee 1-7 2-2 4, Jefferson 4-8 5-5 13, Lin 4-8 1-1 9, Kaminsky 3-7 1-2 8, Lamb 2-5 1-1 5. Totals 36-84 21-27 100.

Philadelphia 25 25 16 25— 91

Charlotte 25 34 22 19— 100

3-Point GoalsPhiladelphia 10-39 (Thompson 5-9, Covington 2-7, Grant 1-2, McConnell 1-3, Stauskas 1-6, Brand 0-1, Marshall 0-1, Smith 0-4, Canaan 0-6), Charlotte 7-27 (Walker 4-9, Batum 2-7, Kaminsky 1-4, Lamb 0-1, Lee 0-2, Williams 0-4). ReboundsPhiladelphia 56 (Brand 11), Charlotte 61 (Walker 11). AssistsPhiladelphia 24 (McConnell 7), Charlotte 23 (Batum 7). Total FoulsPhiladelphia 20, Charlotte 14. TechnicalsBrand.

Knicks 105, Nets 91

BROOKLYN (91): Hollis-Jefferson 0-5 1-2 1, Robinson 6-10 2-3 14, B.Lopez 7-20 2-2 16, Larkin 2-5 1-2 5, Ellington 3-13 1-1 8, Kilpatrick 7-20 2-2 17, Brown 7-16 1-2 16, McCullough 2-7 0-0 5, Sloan 1-2 0-0 2, Sims 1-3 5-6 7. Totals 36-101 15-20 91.

NEW YORK (105): Anthony 6-15 0-0 13, Williams 5-8 2-2 16, R.Lopez 2-4 2-2 6, Vujacic 2-3 0-0 5, Grant 6-13 0-0 14, Afflalo 2-6 0-0 5, Early 3-10 0-0 7, Galloway 7-11 0-0 18, Seraphin 5-9 2-2 12, O'Quinn 4-5 1-1 9, Amundson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-84 7-7 105.

Brooklyn 17 29 24 21— 91

New York 18 29 30 28— 105

3-Point GoalsBrooklyn 4-24 (Brown 1-4, McCullough 1-4, Ellington 1-6, Kilpatrick 1-8, Hollis-Jefferson 0-1, B.Lopez 0-1), New York 14-23 (Williams 4-4, Galloway 4-6, Grant 2-4, Vujacic 1-1, Afflalo 1-2, Early 1-2, Anthony 1-3, Seraphin 0-1). ReboundsBrooklyn 59 (Robinson 13), New York 53 (Seraphin 7). AssistsBrooklyn 20 (Larkin 5), New York 24 (Galloway 7). Total FoulsBrooklyn 11, New York 12. TechnicalsSeraphin, New York defensive three second.

Mavericks 98, Pistons 89

DALLAS (98): Anderson 1-7 2-2 4, Nowitzki 8-18 2-2 19, Pachulia 1-1 4-6 6, Barea 13-23 1-1 29, Matthews 6-16 1-1 17, D.Harris 5-10 2-2 13, Lee 2-4 0-0 4, Mejri 3-3 0-0 6, Villanueva 0-3 0-0 0, Powell 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-85 12-14 98.

DETROIT (89): T.Harris 6-13 1-2 14, Morris 12-17 1-2 31, Drummond 5-15 2-10 12, Jackson 3-15 4-4 11, Caldwell-Pope 3-9 6-6 15, Johnson 1-4 0-0 3, Blake 1-4 0-0 3, Tolliver 0-1 0-0 0, Baynes 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 31-81 14-24 89.

Dallas 25 26 20 27— 98

Detroit 25 11 25 28— 89

3-Point GoalsDallas 8-24 (Matthews 4-9, Barea 2-5, Nowitzki 1-1, D.Harris 1-4, Villanueva 0-2, Anderson 0-3), Detroit 13-33 (Morris 6-8, Caldwell-Pope 3-7, Johnson 1-3, Blake 1-3, T.Harris 1-4, Jackson 1-7, Tolliver 0-1). ReboundsDallas 55 (Pachulia 11), Detroit 53 (Drummond 17). AssistsDallas 18 (Nowitzki, D.Harris, Pachulia, Barea 3), Detroit 23 (Jackson 10). Total FoulsDallas 18, Detroit 17. TechnicalsBlake.

Raptors 99, Grizzlies 95

TORONTO (99): Powell 4-4 4-4 14, Thompson 3-5 0-0 6, Valanciunas 1-5 9-10 11, Lowry 7-17 4-4 22, DeRozan 8-17 10-11 27, Joseph 1-6 0-0 3, Biyombo 1-1 0-0 2, Patterson 1-9 0-0 2, Ross 4-7 0-0 12. Totals 30-71 27-29 99.

MEMPHIS (95): Barnes 1-7 0-0 2, Randolph 6-18 4-4 16, Andersen 1-4 0-0 3, Farmar 4-10 2-2 12, Allen 5-10 0-0 10, Stephenson 5-15 2-2 12, Green 5-9 0-0 10, Munford 5-7 0-0 12, Carter 4-10 0-1 10, Martin 1-1 6-8 8. Totals 37-91 14-17 95.

Toronto 27 18 29 25— 99

Memphis 23 30 19 23— 95

3-Point GoalsToronto 12-28 (Ross 4-6, Lowry 4-10, Powell 2-2, DeRozan 1-2, Joseph 1-4, Thompson 0-1, Patterson 0-3), Memphis 7-19 (Munford 2-3, Farmar 2-5, Carter 2-6, Andersen 1-1, Randolph 0-1, Stephenson 0-1, Barnes 0-2). ReboundsToronto 45 (Valanciunas 14), Memphis 55 (Green 7). AssistsToronto 16 (Powell 5), Memphis 16 (Stephenson 4). Total FoulsToronto 19, Memphis 25. TechnicalsToronto defensive three second.

James moves up list again, Cavaliers win in overtime 04/01/16 [Last modified: Friday, April 1, 2016 11:36pm]
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