NBA Daily Round Up: James’ 37 Lead The New Cavaliers Past Thunders
Cleveland Cavaliers 120-112 Oklahoma City Thunders
James scored 37 points, and the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 120-112 victory on Tuesday night.
Rodney Hood and Clarkson both scored 14 points, Nance had 13 points and nine rebounds and J.R. Smith added 18 points.
Paul George scored 25 points, Carmelo Anthony 24, Steven Adams added 22 points and 17 rebounds, and Russell Westbrook scored 21 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds, but he made just 7 of 19 shots.
Cavaliers: Host the Washington Wizards on Feb. 22.
Thunder: Visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.
San Antonio Spurs 109-117 Denver Nuggets
Jokic had 23 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, Will Barton scored 20 points and Denver beat the struggling Spurs 117-109 on Tuesday night.
Gary Harris added 15 points , Wilson Chandler added 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists, Jamal Murray finished with 17 points and
Joffrey Lauvergne scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Tony Parker had 17 points and Pau Gasol finished with just 10 points and 7 rebounds.
Spurs: At the Denver Nuggets on Feb. 23.
Nuggets: At the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.
Miami Heats 112-115 Toronto Raptors
DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points, Kyle Lowry had 22 and Toronto beat the Miami Heat 115-112 on Tuesday night.
Serge Ibaka added 14 points and 10 rebounds and C.J. Miles finished with 11 points, but the Raptors failed to extend its franchise-record five-game streak of winning by 15 or more points. for the Raptors.
Goran Dragic scored 28 points and James Johnson had 16 for the Heat, who lost for the sixth time in seven games.
Wade finshed 10 points and 11 rebounds and Hassan Whiteside collected 10 points and 10 boards.
Heat: Visit the 76ers on Wednesday. Miami lost at Philadelphia on Feb. 2.
Raptors: Visit Chicago on Wednesday.
All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo help the Bucks hold on for a 97-92 win on Tuesday night over the Atlanta Hawks. James Harden had 34 points, 12 assists and six rebounds. Ryan Anderson scored 21 points off the bench as the Rockets defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 126-108. Zach Randolph scored 22 points, Bogdan Bogdanovich added 19 and the Kings used a big first half to beat the Dallas Mavericks 114-109 on Tuesday night.