Sport NBA wrap: LeBron James leads Cavs to 13th straight; short-handed Warriors roll Hornets

09:55  07 december  2017
09:55  07 december  2017 Source:   Sporting News

LeBron James guides the Cleveland Cavaliers to 13th straight win

  LeBron James guides the Cleveland Cavaliers to 13th straight win The Cleveland Cavaliers won their 13th game in a row and had LeBron James to thank as they defeated the Sacramento Kings 101-95. James scored 32 points in the encounter, but it was the three from a 25-foot jumpshot with 16 seconds left that pulled the Cavs clear.He also had 11 rebounds and nine assists in the game, which saw the Kings relinquish a 14-point lead in the third quarter as they lost their 17th of the season.Kevin Durant starred for the Stephen Curry-less Golden State Warriors, picking up his first triple-double of the season in a 101-87 win over the Charlotte Hornets.

James knocked down a step-back 3-pointer with 15 seconds remaining to ensure the Cavs ' franchise-record-tying 13 th straight win. Cleveland will look for its 14th consecutive win Friday against the Pacers. The Cavaliers ' playoff nemesis Warriors didn't have any trouble against the Hornets despite

Tags: NBA , NBA Scores, NBA Recap, NBA Wrap , Lebron James , Cleveland Cavaliers , oklahoma city thunder, stephen curry, golden state warriors , Portland Trail Blazers. Curry is expected to be back on Wednesday when the Warriors host the Charlotte Hornets at Oracle Arena.

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The Cavaliers are on fire after a slow start to the season, but Wednesday's win over the lowly Kings was not a cake walk.

Cleveland had to rally from a 14-point deficit in the third quarter and it was a clutch shot from LeBron James that made the difference in a 101-95 win. James knocked down a step-back 3-pointer with 15 seconds remaining to ensure the Cavs' franchise-record-tying 13th straight win.

James finished with 32 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. Cleveland will look for its 14th consecutive win Friday against the Pacers.

The Cavaliers' playoff nemesis Warriors didn't have any trouble against the Hornets despite playing without Stephen Curry (ankle) and Draymond Green (shoulder). Kevin Durant stepped up in a 101-87 win with his first triple-double of the season.

LeBron James leads Cleveland Cavaliers to victory

  LeBron James leads Cleveland Cavaliers to victory LeBron James led the way with a triple-double as the Cleveland Cavaliers ran out 109-85 winners over the Philadelphia 76ers. The Cavaliers took their record to 19-8 as James scored 30 points and added 13 rebounds and 13 assists. Philadelphia's leading scorer was Robert Covington with 19.Giannis Antetokounmpo starred as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Utah Jazz 117-110, topping the scoring with 37 points and adding in 13 rebounds and seven assists. Utah's Rudy Gobert netted 20 points and nine rebounds.

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Durant had 35 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists while Klay Thompson scored 22 as Golden State won its fifth straight after dropping consecutive games against the hapless Kings and Lakers.

Stud of the night

With Anthony Davis out for the Pelicans, DeMarcus Cousins came through in a big way during a 123-114 win over the Nuggets. Cousins had 40 points, 22 rebounds, four blocks, and four assists. It was Cousins' second 40-point, 20-rebound game of the season. He is the only player in the NBA this year with even one such game.

Duds of the night

The Bulls become the first team to hit 20 losses this season after blowing a 16-point lead at halftime to the Pacers. Chicago, which is just 3-20 on the season, scored just 13 points in the fourth quarter as Indiana earned its 14th win of the season.

LeBron James stars as Cleveland Cavaliers sink Philadelphia 76ers

  LeBron James stars as Cleveland Cavaliers sink Philadelphia 76ers LeBron James and Joel Embiid scored 30 points each for their teams, but the Cleveland Cavaliers ultimately cleared away to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 113-91.LeBron James and Joel Embiid scored 30 points each for their teams, but the Cleveland Cavaliers ultimately cleared away to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 113-91.

LeBron James netted 31 points and Kevin Love contributed 22 points and 10 rebounds as Cleveland earned a 115-107 win 👑 James with the exclamation! pic.twitter.com/O5ZYb4fxf1. — NBA (@ NBA ) November 16, 2017. Irving leads Celtics to win No.16. Curry hits season best in Warriors win.

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Highlight

Kristaps Porzingis returned to the floor Wednesday after suffering a ugly ankle sprain on Nov. 29. The Knicks big man finished with 18 points, including a sweet spin and dunk in a win over the Grizzlies.

What's next

Rockets (18-4) at Jazz (13-12), 10:30 p.m. ET — The nightcap of Thursday’s four-game slate features two red-hot playoff contenders in the West. Utah has won six of its last seven, while James Harden has the Rockets winners of their past seven. The first time these teams met this season, Harden dropped a career-high 56 points.

Kevin Durant weighs in on playing without Stephen Curry .
Kevin Durant said the team has to play with a different style when point guard Stephen Curry, who is injured, isn't on the court.Curry is sidelined with a sprained right ankle for the next two weeks, which many thought would give Durant more opportunity, and he certainly delivered for the Warriors while admitting the team has to play with a "different style.

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