LeBron James had 27 points and the go-ahead layup in overtime, Kyrie Irving added 22 points and some big three-point shots and the Cleveland Cavaliers extended their winning streak to eight games with a 110-107 victory over the host Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.
James’ layup with a minute left in overtime pushed the Cavaliers ahead, 106-105. After a three-point shot by Deron Williams rattled out for Dallas, Irving beat the shot clock with a three-pointer from the top of the key.
Cleveland never led until Irving made a three-pointer with 10 minutes left in regulation to make it 75-74. That was the first of nine lead changes over a span of less than four minutes that Irving capped with another three to put the Cavaliers up 85-83.
Chandler Parson led Dallas with 25 points on 10-for-14 shooting.
San Antonio 109, at Detroit 99: Tony Parker scored 31 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 22 points and 13 rebounds, and the Spurs won their ninth game in a row. Manu Ginobili added 15 points while Tim Duncan had 14 points and nine rebounds for San Antonio, which will try to extend its 31-game regular-season home winning streak Thursday against Cleveland. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 25 for the Pistons, who had won three in a row. Andre Drummond added 17 points and 10 rebounds.
Oklahoma City 101, at Minnesota 96: Kevin Durant shrugged off a slow start to finish with 30 points and the Thunder sent the Timberwolves to their seventh consecutive loss. Durant scored 12 straight for Oklahoma City in the final three minutes and also had seven rebounds. Russell Westbrook added 22 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds. Zach LaVine broke out of a miserable slump with 21 points, nine rebounds and four assists for Minnesota, which has lost 11 of its last 12.
at New York 120, Boston 114: Kristaps Porzingis scored 26 points, Arron Afflalo had 20 of his 24 points in the second half, and the Knicks handed the Celtics a fourth loss in a row. Jerian Grant scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and added eight assists in the best game of his rookie season as New York won despite losing leading scorer Carmelo Anthony to a sprained right ankle seconds into the third quarter.
at Milwaukee 106, Chicago 101: Giannis Antetokounmpo had 29 points and 10 rebounds and the Bucks rallied late to beat the Bulls, who lost their third in a row. Greg Monroe added 17 points and 12 rebounds for Milwaukee. Jimmy Butler scored 30 points and Nikola Mirotic and Tony Snell added 17 apiece for Chicago.
Houston 107, at Memphis 91: The Rockets won their fourth in a row as James Harden scored 25 points and Dwight Howard added 17 points and 14 rebounds. Terrence Jones scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter for Houston, which built an 18-point lead after the score was tied at 83.
at Indiana 116, Phoenix 97: Paul George had 21 points and seven rebounds, and the Pacers outscored the Suns, 36-21, in the fourth quarter. George Hill added 20 points and five assists for Indiana. Devin Booker and Mirza Teletovic scored 19 points apiece for Phoenix.