13 proves lucky for Cavs
CLEVELAND — LeBron James drained a 3pointer with 15 seconds left and finished with 32 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers tied a franchise record with their 13th straight win, 101- 95 over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.
James, who changed his sneakers three times, also had 11 rebounds and nine assists, helping the Cavs rally from a 14point deficit in the third quarter to remain unbeaten since Nov. 11. His decisive 3-pointer in the final minute was in the face of JaKarr Sampson, who had jawed with James earlier.
Cleveland also won 13 straight in the 2008- 09 and 2009-10 seasons. The Cavs will try for the team record Friday at Indiana.
Warriors 101, Hornets 87
In Charlotte, Kevin Durant had 35 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, and Golden State beat Charlotte without Stephen Curry and Draymond Green.
It was Durant’s first tripledouble of the season and his second since joining the Warriors before last season.
Klay Thompson scored seven of his 22 points in the fourth quarter for the Warriors, who have won five straight overall and seven in a row against the Hornets.
Pelicans 123, Nuggets 114
In New Orleans, DeMarcus Cousins had 40 points, 22 rebounds and four blocks, and the Pelicans won for the second time in three games without Anthony Davis.
Celtics 97, Mavericks 90
In Boston, Kyrie Irving scored 23 points and Jayson Tatum had 17 points and 10 rebounds, helping the short- handed Celtics to their fourth straight victor y.
Timberwolves 113, Clippers 107
In Los Angeles, Karl-Anthony Towns had 21 points and 12 rebounds, powering the Timberwolves to the road win.
Knicks 99, Grizzlies 88
In New York, Courtney Lee scored 24 points and Kristaps Porzingis had 18 after a slow start in his return to the lineup, leading the Knicks to the w in.
Bucks 104, Pistons 100
In Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 25 points and nine rebounds, and Milwaukee won for the fourth time in five games.
Khris Middleton had 21 points for the Bucks, including four free throws in the final 20 seconds.
Spurs 117, Heat 105
In San Antonio, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 18 points, leading San Antonio to its sixth win in seven games.
The Spurs shot 52.9 percent from the field and had seven players score in double figures. Bryn Forbes had 17 points, and Rudy Gay finished with 16 in San Antonio’s eighth s traight win over Miami.
Pacers 98, Bulls 96
In Indianapolis, Vi c tor Oladipo scored 27 points, including a clutch 3-pointer with 31.1 seconds left that lifted the Pacers to the comeback victory.
Bojan Bogdanovic had 17 points for Indiana (14-11), and Darren Collison finished with 14. Myles
Magic 110, Hawks 106, OT
In Orlando, Fl a ., Evan Fournier scored 27 points before departing with a right ankle injury, and the Magic rallied for the overtime win.
Aaron Gordon had 24 points and 15 rebounds for Orlando, and Nikola Vucevic added 22 points and 16 rebounds.
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Sacramento Kings' Buddy Hield (24), from the Bahamas, in the first half of their NBA game. The Cavaliers beat the Kings at home to notch their 13th straight win.