Highlights of Sunday's NBA games
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[March 20, 2017]
March 19 (The Sports Xchange) -
Highlights of Sunday's National Basketball Association games:
Cavaliers 125, Lakers 120
Kyrie Irving scored 46 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers used a
fourth-quarter rally to knock off the Los Angeles Lakers 125-120 on
Irving connected on 15-of-21 shots from the floor and 6-of-10 from
three-point range for the Cavaliers, who increased their lead over
the Boston Celtics for first place in the Eastern Conference to 2
1/2 games. LeBron James contributed 34 points, seven assists and six
rebounds, and Kevin Love added 21 points and 15 boards for
D'Angelo Russell, who hit seven three-pointers, scored a career-high
40 points for the Lakers, who lost their fifth in a row. Jordan
Clarkson had 19 points and Brandon Ingram chipped in 18 for Los
76ers 105, Celtics 99
Dario Saric scored 23 points and Robert Covington nailed a go-ahead
three-pointer with 3:41 left as Philadelphia beat Boston.
Saric and Covington, who finished with 16 points, combined for nine
in the final 5:27 as Philadelphia rallied from a 13-point
third-quarter deficit to win for the third time in four games.
Boston's Al Horford scored a season-high 27 points and had eight
rebounds and six assists. Jae Crowder added 15 points as the Celtics
saw a three-game winning streak end. They played their second
straight game without All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas, who rested a
sore right knee. He is expected to return Monday night against
Spurs 118, Kings 102
Pau Gasol scored 22 points off the bench and LaMarcus Aldridge added
18 points in 21 minutes to help push San Antonio to an easy win over
Sacramento at the AT&T Center.
The Spurs snapped a two-game losing streak, and they still haven't
lost three contests in a row this season. They also swept the
four-game season series from Sacramento. Kawhi Leonard hit for 12
points for the Spurs, his season-low scoring output as he missed
nine of his 12 shots from the floor.
Tony Parker scored 16 points for San Antonio, which moved to within
two games of idle Golden State for the best record in the NBA.
Trail Blazers 115, Heat 104
Damian Lillard scored a season-high 49 points to lead Portland over
It was Lillard's 13th game this season with 30 or more points and
his fourth with 40 or more. He started the night seventh in the
league in scoring with an average of 26.5 points per game. Jusuf
Nurkic added 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Blazers, and CJ
McCollum scored 18 points.
James Johnson came off Miami's bench to produce 24 points, seven
rebounds and five assists. Hassan Whiteside battled foul trouble and
had 17 points and 10 rebounds for his 12th straight double-double.
Goran Dragic also had 17 points.
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Mavericks 111, Nets 104
J.J. Barea scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter as
Dallas never trailed but was forced to hold on against Brooklyn.
Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavs with 23 points but was not on the floor
when Berea scored nine straight points in a span of 2:31. Nowitzki
had 20 points in the first three quarters when the Mavericks took an
82-72 lead. He became the sixth NBA player to score at least 31,000
Despite Barea's clutch baskets, Dallas did not seal
the game until the final minute. The Nets were within 103-101 after
two free throws by Randy Foye with 80 seconds left, but consecutive
hoops by Harrison Barnes secured the win.
Brook Lopez led the Nets with 27 points. Jeremy Lin exited the game
with a sprained right ankle.
Pistons 112, Suns 95
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 23 points and eight assists, and
Detroit snapped a three-game losing streak.
Andre Drummond contributed a double-double -- his 46th -- with 18
points and 18 rebounds for Detroit. Marcus Morris had 16 points and
Reggie Jackson 14. Aron Baynes contributed 13 points and a
career-high 17 rebounds off the bench.
Tyler Ulis had 17 points and 11 assists for the Suns, who had just
eight available players.
Raptors 116, Pacers 91
DeMar DeRozan scored 22 points to lead Toronto over Indiana.
Serge Ibaka added 16 points for Toronto. DeMarre Carroll and Jakob
Poeltl contributed 12 points apiece, Cory Joseph scored 11 points
and had nine assists, and Jonas Valanciunas scored 11 points and
grabbed 13 rebounds. It was the 26th double-double of the season for
Valanciunas, which leads the team.
Paul George led the Pacers with 18 points. Thaddeus Young and Jeff
Teague each scored 16 points and Monta Ellis added 10. Teague also
had seven assists.
Pelicans 123, Timberwolves 109
Anthony Davis scored 28 points and keyed a 12-0, fourth-quarter run
with a layup and two assists to power New Orleans over Minnesota.
Jordan Crawford added 22 points off the bench for the Pelicans, who
led 102-99 with 6:28 left after Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns
slammed home a dunk. But in the next 3:01, New Orleans scored 12
straight to extend the advantage to 114-99 with 3:12 left.
Towns led all scorers with 33 points, but Minnesota lost for the
fourth time in five games.
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