NBA Roundup: Cavaliers beat Pacers, 115-108

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James had his 63rd career triple-double — overcoming 11 turnovers — and the Cleveland Cavaliers showed signs of ending their stunning slump with a 115-108 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.

James finished with 26 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds to help the Cavs win for just the fourth time in 11 games.

J.R. Smith added 23 points for Cleveland. Victor Oladipo scored 25 points for Indiana.

Pelicans 115, Rockets 113

NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis scored 27 points, DeMarcus Cousins had 15 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists before injuring his left Achilles, and New Orleans held off Houston.

A fourth straight victory and seventh victory in eight games coming against one of the NBA’s top teams should have been reason to celebrate, but there was a lot of concern about Cousins, who could not put any weight on his left foot as he was helped to the locker room with less than 15 seconds left. Team officials said an MRI will determine the severity of the injury.

Jrue Holiday scored 21 points and unconventionally sealed the victory by purposefully missing a free throw with 1.8 seconds left, causing time to run out as players fought for the rebound.

Chris Paul scored a season-high 38 points before fouling out in the final seconds and nearly led Houston back from a 21-point, third-quarter deficit. James Harden had 23 points and 11 assists, and Eric Gordon scored 27 points.

Bucks 116, Nets 91

MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 41 points and 13 rebounds in Milwaukee’s victory over Brooklyn.

Antetokounmpo returned after sitting out two games to manage chronic pain in his right knee. Khris Middleton added 21 points for the Bucks in their second game since coach Jason Kidd was fired Monday.

DeMarre Carroll and D’Angelo Russell had 14 points apiece for Brooklyn.

Jazz 97, Raptors 93

TORONTO — Ricky Rubio made a 3-pointer with 4 seconds left to lift Utah past Toronto.

Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points, Rudy Gobert had 18 points and 15 rebounds, and Rubio finished with 14 points. With Utah trailing 93-92, Rubio made his 3-pointer for the 14th — and final — lead change of the game.

After DeMar DeRozan missed a jumper, Royce O’Neale sealed it with a pair of free throws.

Jonas Valanciunas had a season-high 28 points and 14 rebounds for Toronto.

Lakers 108, Bulls 103

CHICAGO — Brandon Ingram scored 25 points, including eight in the final 3:18, and Los Angeles rallied to beat Chicago after losing a 12-point, fourth-quarter lead.

Jordan Clarkson had 19 points, and Brook Lopez added 17 for the Lakers.

They have won four straight and eight of 10.

Nikola Mirotic scored 14 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter for Chicago.

Clippers 109, Grizzlies 100

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Lou Williams had 40 points and matched his season-high with 10 assists in Los Angeles’ victory over Memphis.

Grizzlies center Marc Gasol had a triple-double with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

76ers 97, Spurs 78

SAN ANTONIO — Ben Simmons scored 21 points, Joel Embiid had 18 points and 14 rebounds, and the Philadelphia held San Antonio to a season-low point total.

Simmons added seven assists and five rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 points for San Antonio,

Hornets 121, Hawks 110

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kemba Walker scored 29 points and made two key 3-pointers down the stretch to help Charlotte beat Atlanta.

Nicolas Batum and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist each added 19 points, and Dwight Howard added 18 points and 15 rebounds, while Jeremy Lamb scored 12 points off the bench.

Kent Bazemore led Atlanta with 26 points, and Taurean Prince added 21.

Trail Blazers 107, Mavericks 93

DALLAS — Damian Lillard scored 28 points to lead Portland past Dallas.

C.J. McCollum added 20 points and Jusuf Nurkic had 12 for the Trail Blazers (27-22).

They have won four of their past five games, beating Dallas twice.

Harrison Barnes scored 21 points for the Mavericks.

By Paul Wager

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