LeBron James hits shot with second left for Cavaliers win

Brook Lopez, LeBron James

Cavaliers forward LeBron James tries to hold his defensive position as Nets center Brook Lopez (11) works in the post during the second half Saturday.

(Tony Dejak / Associated Press)

LeBron James made a running hook shot with a second left and scored 26 points, giving the Cleveland Cavaliers a 90-88 home victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.

After Joe Johnson’s three foul shots tied the game with 15.2 seconds left, the Cavaliers called timeout and took the ball at midcourt.

James took the inbounds pass, dribbled to the top of the key before cutting to the right of the lane and hitting a hook shot over Brook Lopez, the Nets’ 7-foot center.

James scored 10 points and added a key steal late in the game to help Cleveland (13-4) remain unbeaten at home in nine games.


Kevin Love also scored 26 points for Cleveland, which played a sluggish first half and didn’t take its first lead until midway through the third quarter.

Lopez led Brooklyn (4-12) with 22 points. Johnson added 17 for the Nets, who fell to 1-10 on the road.

at Golden State 120, Sacramento 101: Stephen Curry scored 17 of his 19 points in the first quarter and Draymond Green had his second straight triple-double as the Warriors extended their NBA record to 18 straight wins at the start of a season.

Toronto 84, at Washington 82: Cory Joseph made a three-pointer at the buzzer for the Raptors, who before the basket had not led since early in the first quarter. Kyle Lowry scored 27 points for Toronto, which won its fourth straight despite tying a season high with 22 turnovers. Bradley Beal scored 20 points for the Wizards, which lost their fourth straight despite allowing their fewest points of the season.


at Dallas 92, Denver 81: The Mavericks, trailing, 52-48, at halftime, scored the first 16 points of the third quarter and never trailed again. Deron Williams scored 22 and Zaza Pachulia added 16 points and 12 rebounds as Dallas snapped a three-game losing streak. The Nuggets began a five-game trip with their sixth straight loss.

at San Antonio 108, Atlanta 88: Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points and the Spurs won their fifth straight. San Antonio matched a season high with nine three-pointers to win its 18th consecutive home game against Atlanta and 10th straight overall against it. Atlanta had season lows for points in any quarter (12 in the second), first-half points (37) and matched a season low for total points.

at Utah 101, New Orleans 87: Alec Burks scored 21 points and the Jazz won their second straight game, matching its season high. Pelicans center Anthony Davis was a one-man show, scoring 14 of his team’s 16 first-quarter points and finishing with 36.

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