LeBron helps Miami snap losing run

LeBron James had 31 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds as Miami sneak a 116-112 win against the LA Clippers.

    LeBron James scored 31 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds [AFP]
    LeBron James scored 31 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds [AFP]

    LeBron James had 31 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds, Ray Allen hit a clinching three-pointer in the final minute, and Miami snapped a five-game road losing streak against Los Angeles with a 116-112 win.

    Elsewhere, the depleted Los Angeles Lakers had to keep Robert Sacre on the court after he fouled out in the fourth quarter of their 119-108 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

    Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and Oklahoma City won for the 12th time in 13 games, beating Minnesota 106-97.

    Tim Duncan scored a season-high 31 points before fouling out in the second overtime, and San Antonio beat Washington Wizards 125-118 for an NBA-high 16th time in a row.

    Dwight Howard had 34 points and 14 rebounds, James Harden added 23 points and Houston beat Phoenix 122-108 for its fourth straight victory.

    Nicolas Batum had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Wesley Matthews scored 18 points, and Portland overcame poor-shooting nights by its two All-Stars to beat New York 94-90.

    DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Rudy Gay added 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Sacramento held off Toronto 109-101 to earn its fourth win in five games.

    Anthony Davis had 27 points and 10 rebounds in New Orleans' 105-100 victory over Atlanta.

    Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 points, Brandan Wright added 17 and Dallas used a second-half surge to beat Memphis 110-96.

    SOURCE: AP


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