Even without his trademark headband,
James was one of four players with more than 20 points for the Central Division-leading Cavaliers, who have won 12 of their last 13 games against Western Conference opponents and broke a 14-game losing streak in Texas.
Kyrie Irving scored 22 points, while Kevin Love had 21 points and 14 rebounds.
James' first assist of the game in the second quarter was his 4,207th in a Cleveland uniform, breaking a tie with Mark Price for the franchise record.
at Indiana 118, Orlando 86: Reserve
New Orleans 111, at Brooklyn 91:
at San Antonio 117, Toronto 107:
at Utah 87, New York 82: