2017-11-14 / Sports

James, Korver lead Cav’s past Knicks, 104-101

The Associated Press

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS LeBron James complains to the referee during the first half of a NBA basketball game against New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York on Monday. 
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CLEVELAND CAVALIERS LeBron James complains to the referee during the first half of a NBA basketball game against New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York on Monday. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK

LeBron James had 23 points and 12 assists, Kyle Korver scored 19 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to spark a huge comeback, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the New York Knicks 104-101 on Monday night.

James also had a technical foul after a first-quarter altercation with Frank Ntilikina and Enes Kanter, which seemed to charge up the Knicks as they built what became a 23-point lead late in the third quarter.

But the Cavaliers made nine 3-pointers in the fourth after hitting just seven through three quarters, charging back for their eighth straight victory at Madison Square Garden.

Tim Hardaway Jr. had 28 points and 10 rebounds, and Kanter added 20 points and 16 boards. But Kristaps Porzingis shot only 7 for 21 while scoring 20 points as the Knicks blew their chance to beat the Cavs for the second time this season.

New York led by 15 after three but the Cavs surrounded James with plenty of perimeter shooting and the Knicks couldn’t contain them. Cleveland tied it on Channing Frye’s 3 with 2:15 to go before James made it 100-97 on another 3 with 1:23 left.

Warriors 110, Magic 100

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant had 21 points, a season-high eight assists and seven rebounds, Shaun Livingston scored a season-best 16 points in place of injured Stephen Curry, and Golden State pulled away in the second half to beat Orlando for its seventh straight win.

Draymond Green had a season-high 20 points, five assists, four rebounds and two steals as the Warriors completed a 4-0 homestand.

Nikola Vucevic scored 20 points, Evan Fournier had 16 and Aaron Gordon added 10 points and 10 rebounds in the Magic’s fourth defeat over six games.

76ers 109, Clippers 105

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 32 points, Robert Covington added 31 and Philadelphia handed Los Angeles its sixth consecutive loss.

Ben Simmons had 22 points and 12 rebounds for the 76ers. Embiid grabbed a game-high 16 boards.

Lou Williams led Los Angeles (5-8) with 31 points off the bench, and Blake Griffin had 29. The Clippers started the season 4-0 but have lost eight of nine.

Trailblazers 99, Nuggets 82

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic had 17 points apiece as Portland beat Denver to stop a two-game skid.

The Trail Blazers built an 86-66 lead early in the fourth quarter and cruised the rest of the way. Damian Lillard had 15 points and seven assists, and the Blazers led by as many as 23.

Paul Millsap led the Nuggets with 18 points, including a season-high five 3-pointers.

The win was a boost for the Blazers, who were coming off consecutive close losses at home to Memphis and Brooklyn.

Pelicans 106, Hawks 105

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Darius Miller hit four 3- pointers in the fourth quarter, when he scored 14 of his 21 points, and New Orleans overcame a sloppy performance to beat struggling Atlanta.

DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points and 16 rebounds, and Anthony Davis added 13 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots for the Pelicans, who have won five of six. E’Twaun Moore tied a career high with 24 points for New Orleans.

Bucks 110, Grizzlies 103

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and nine rebounds to lead Milwaukee over Memphis.

Khris Middleton and John Henson had 17 points apiece as the Bucks won their third straight.

Tyreke Evans scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter for the Grizzlies, and Dillon Brooks added 19 points. Evans scored nine consecutive points to pull Memphis into an 84-all tie early in the fourth quarter.

Lakers 100, Suns 93

PHOENIX (AP) — Jordan Clarkson scored a season-high 25 points and Los Angeles pulled away late to beat Phoenix.

Brook Lopez and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 15 apiece for the Lakers, who snapped a three-game losing streak and won in Phoenix for the second time this season.

Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, coming off his first career triple-double on Saturday night, did not play in the fourth quarter, when the Lakers pulled out the victory.

Wizards 110, Kings 92

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall had 21 points and nine assists, Marcin Gortat scored 18 and Washington defeated Sacramento for its third straight win.

After losing to the Mavericks 113-99 in the opener of a four-game homestand, the Wizards outscored the Lakers, Hawks and Kings by an average of 111-94.

Timberwolves 109, Jazz 98

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 24 points and 13 rebounds, and Jimmy Butler added 21 points and 10 assists to help Minnesota get past Utah.

Jeff Teague scored 22 points for the Timberwolves, and Taj Gibson had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

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