Kevin Love scored 19 of his 29 points in the first half, Kyrie Irving had 28 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers rolled to another high-scoring win Friday night, 114-106 over the Detroit Pistons at Auburn Hills, Mich.
The Cavaliers have won three straight since losing to Chicago in Tyronn Lue’s first game as their coach. Cleveland has scored at least 114 points in each of the last three games.
LeBron James, who had 20 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, surpassed the 26,000-point mark during the third quarter, becoming the youngest player to do so at 31 years 30 days.
at Oklahoma City 116, Houston 108: Russell Westbrook logged his sixth triple-double of the season and 25th of his career, totaling 26 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds, and Kevin Durant had 33 points and 12 rebounds for the Thunder, which has won 10 of 11. James Harden had 33 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Rockets, but Dwight Howard was ejected in the third quarter.
at New York 102, Phoenix 84: Carmelo Anthony had 19 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in his return from a two-game absence caused by a sore knee, and the Knicks snapped a four-game losing streak and sent Phoenix to is 13th straight road loss.
at Boston 113, Orlando 94: Kelly Olynyk and Marcus Smart scored 16 points apiece as the Celtics won a season-high fifth consecutive game. The Magic has lost eight in a row and 12 of 13.
Miami 107, at Milwaukee 103: Dwyane Wade scored 24 points and hit a long jumper with 44.5 seconds left, and the Heat won its third straight road game. All five Miami starters scored in double figures, with Chris Bosh getting 20 points.
at Dallas 91, Brooklyn 79: Chandler Parsons had 19 points and a season-high 10 rebounds as the Mavericks won handily despite and off night from Deron Williams, who had eight points on three-for-14 shooting against his former team. Brook Lopez scored 28 points for the Nets.
at Utah 103, Minnesota 90: Derrick Favors, in his third game back and first start after missing 16 games because of back spasms, had 20 points and nine rebounds, and Rodney Hood scored 22 points for the Jazz. Rookie center Karl-Anthony Towns had 32 points and 12 rebounds for the Timberwolves.
at Portland 109, Charlotte 91: Damian Lillard had 22 points and six assists for the Trail Blazers, who have won three straight and seven of nine while moving into the No. 8 playoff spot in the West.