Irving's 38 lift Cavs past Pistons
AUBURN HILLS, Mich.— Kyrie Irving matched his season high with 38 points and LeBron James added 32 to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to their seventh straight victory Tuesday night, 103-95 over the Detroit Pistons.
The Cavs avenged a 23-point home loss to Detroit late last month. That game was part of a seven-game winning streak for the Pistons, but now Detroit is struggling to overcome the loss of Brandon Jennings, who ruptured his left Achilles tendon last weekend and will miss the rest of the season.
James fell to the floor near the basket during the final seconds of the third quarter and got up grimacing, apparently concerned about at least one of his wrists. He went to the bench, but only briefly. His two-handed breakaway dunk early in the fourth put Cleveland up 80-68.
Medford’s Kyle Singler had five points and six rebounds for Detroit.
BULLS 113, WARRIORS 111: At Oakland, Calif., Derrick Rose hit a step-back jumper with 7 seconds remaining in overtime, and Chicago ended Golden State's franchise-record 19-game home winning streak.
Rose dribbled to his left and created space to get the shot off over Klay Thompson, skipping around the court after the Warriors called timeout. Rose finished with 30 points, and his final basket overshadowed a night when he committed a career-high 11 turnovers and made just 13 of 33 shots.
Thompson misfired on a running bank shot as time expired to finish off Golden State's first loss at rowdy Oracle Arena in more than two months.
The Warriors forced overtime on Draymond Green's tying tip-in with 1.4 seconds left.
BUCKS 109, HEAT 102: At Miami, Brandon Knight had 17 points and six assists and the Milwaukee Bucks put seven players in double figures on the way to beating the Miami Heat.
Khris Middleton also scored 17 for the Bucks, who got 15 from Jerryd Bayless, 14 from O.J. Mayo, 13 from Giannis Antetokounmpo, 12 from John Henson and 11 from Chris Dudley.
Milwaukee beat Miami for the third time in as many meetings this season, moving three games clear of the Heat in the race for No. 6 in the Eastern Conference. The Bucks' bench outscored Miami's 44-13.
Chris Bosh had 26 points for Miami. The Heat lost Dwyane Wade in the third quarter with what the team said was a strained right hamstring.
GRIZZLIES 109, MAVERICKS 90: At Dallas, Zach Randolph had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies handed the Dallas Mavericks their first three-game losing streak of the season.
Marc Gasol added 15 points and a game-high six assists for the Grizzlies, who won their fourth straight and eighth in their past nine games a night after finishing a season-long five-game homestand.
Chandler Parsons and Monta Ellis scored 19 apiece to lead the Mavericks, who failed for the third time to get coach Rick Carlisle his 600th career victory.
RAPTORS 104, PACERS 91: At Indianapolis, DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points and Kyle Lowry added 19 to lead Toronto to the win.
The Atlantic Division-leading Raptors (30-15) overcame a sluggish first quarter to pick up their third straight win. The victory also gave Toronto a franchise record for most wins before the All-Star break.
Rodney Stuckey scored 22 points and Solomon Hill finished with 15 to lead Indiana (16-31), which has lost eight of nine.
WIZARDS 98, LAKERS 92: At Los Angeles, John Wall had 21 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds, and the Washington Wizards rallied from a 19-point deficit to send the Los Angeles Lakers to their ninth straight loss.
Bradley Beal scored 19 points for the Wizards, who won their fifth straight over the Lakers.
Wayne Ellington scored a career-high 28 points and rookie Jordan Clarkson had a career-high 18 for the Lakers, who are on their longest skid since April 1994.