Celtics edged out by LeBron's 41 points

Cleveland Cavaliers overturn five-point deficit as James scores seven points in 51 seconds to stun Boston in the NBA.

    James came in averaging 30.1 points per game against Boston [Getty Images]
    James came in averaging 30.1 points per game against Boston [Getty Images]

    LeBron James scored eight of his season-high 41 points in the final 2:02 and the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a 19-point deficit in the final quarter to beat Boston Celtics 122-121.

    Cleveland was down by five when James scored seven points in 51 seconds to give his team the lead. His old-fashioned three-point play with 1:11 left turned out to be the final basket of the night.

    Elsewhere, Point guard Jrue Holiday triggered a franchise-record scoring assault with 24 points and nine assists to power New Orleans to a landslide 139-91 victory over Minnesota.

    Trey Burke drained a 20-footer from the left baseline as time expired and visiting Utah handed New York their seventh consecutive loss with a 102-100 defeat.

    Arron Afflalo broke out of a slump with 17 points to lead a balanced attack as visiting Denver halted a six-game slide in convincing fashion with a 108-87 win over Indiana.

    Other results:

    Hawks 114, Heat 103

    Magic 101, Bucks 85

    Spurs 93, Lakers 80

    Pistons 96, Thunder 89 (OT)

    Rockets 88, 76ers 87

    Hornets 103, Suns 95

    SOURCE: Reuters


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