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NBA roundup: Cleveland Cavaliers clobber Brooklyn Nets

By The Sports Xchange   |   Jan. 21, 2016 at 1:03 AM
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NEW YORK -- Kevin Love collected 17 points and 18 rebounds in three quarters as the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from their worst loss of the season with a 91-78 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

Love had his 19th double-double and fourth in five games by halftime. He was 5-for-10 from the field and came within one of his season high for rebounds while playing just 31 minutes.

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LeBron James finished with 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting for Cleveland, which lost 132-98 to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday.

Brook Lopez led the Nets with 16 points and nine rebounds.

Wizards 106, Heat 87

WASHINGTON -- John Wall had 18 points and 10 assists, Bradley Beal also scored 18, and Washington snapped a recent home funk with a win over Miami.

The Wizards had lost two straight and five of six home games since getting blown out by the Heat on Jan. 3. Six Wizards scored in double figures, including forward Nene, who had 16 points and a season-high with five steals.

Chris Bosh scored 18 points for Miami, which lost its third game in a row.

Raptors 115, Celtics 109

TORONTO -- DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points, and Toronto defeated Boston to extend its winning streak to a season-best six games.

Jonas Valanciunas added 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Raptors.

Isaiah Thomas scored 21 points and had 10 assists for the Celtics, who lost their second game in a row.

76ers 96, Magic 87

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Rookie Jahlil Okafor scored 20 points and reserve Hollis Thompson had 17 points to lead Philadelphia past Orlando.

The Sixers have the worst record in the NBA, but they won for the second time in three games. The Magic have lost eight of their past nine.

Orlando got 21 points and 10 assists from Elfrid Payton.

Knicks 118, Jazz 111 (OT)

NEW YORK -- A heroic effort from forward Carmelo Anthony helped New York rally from a 13-point deficit to beat the Utah in overtime.

Anthony had a game-high 30 points, nine rebounds and seven assists to lead New York to a second consecutive overtime win.

Forward Derrick Williams (18 points), who buried a 3-pointer in front of the Knicks bench to give New York a 106-103 lead in OT. Center Robin Lopez (season-high 22 points, 12 rebounds) also attacked the glass and scored on a putback as the Knicks' lead expanded to 113-106 with 40.5 seconds remaining in overtime.

Swingmen Rodney Hood (29 points) and Gordon Hayward (27 points) led the Jazz. Hayward forced the game into overtime when he made all three free throws with 2.4 seconds left in regulation after being fouled on a three-point attempt.

Warriors 125, Bulls 94

CHICAGO -- Stephen Curry had 25 points, Klay Thompson had 20 and Harrison Barnes finished with 19 to lead the Warriors (39-4), who got double-figures bench scoring from Andre Iguodala (10 points), Leandro Barbosa (12 points) and Shaun Livingston (12 points).

Derrick Rose led all scorers with 29 points and Jimmy Butler added 23 points for the Bulls (24-17), who were swept by Golden State in the two-game season series.

The Warriors trailed through the game's first four minutes, but unfurled an 11-4 run to seize the lead and never trailed again.

Mavericks 123, Rockets 114

HOUSTON -- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 22 points and all five starters reached double figures for Detroit.

Rockets guard James Harden had a triple-double with 33 points, 17 rebounds and 14 assists, but Houston (22-22) lost for the third time in four games following a season-best five-game winning streak.

Despite missing 23 free throws, Pistons center Andre Drummond posted a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds.

The Rockets lost center Dwight Howard to a sprained ankle 55 seconds into the game.

Mavericks 106, Timberwolves 94 (OT)

DALLAS -- Chandler Parsons scored a season-high 30 points, including a back-breaking 3-pointer in overtime, to push Dallas to victory.

Parsons, a forward, scored seven points in the extra period to give Dallas its second consecutive overtime victory in its fourth consecutive home game that went into overtime. The Mavs outscored the young Wolves 32-12 in the final 11:46 of regulation and overtime.

Dallas (25-19) was playing without leading scorer Dirk Nowitzki, who missed the game with swelling in his right knee.

Forward Karl-Anthony Towns had 27 points, 17 rebounds and six blocks for the Timberwolves, who had an 84-74 lead with 6:46 to go.

Thunder 109, Hornets 95

OKLAHOMA CITY - Kevin Durant scored 26 points on 9-of-20 shooting to go with five rebounds and five assists, and guard Russell Westbrook posted 16 points, 15 assists, eight rebounds and five steals to lead the Thunder to victory.

Oklahoma City reserve center Enes Kanter scored 12 points, center Steven Adams tallied 10 points and 10 rebounds, and forward Kyle Singler scored 11 points off the bench.

The Thunder (32-12) had six players score in doubles figures. They are 9-0 when they get that many double-digit scorers.

Guard Kemba Walker paced the Hornets (19-23) with 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting. Guard Jeremy Lin scored 16 points, and forward Frank Kaminsky added 15 points.

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