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NBA: Rude welcome

CLEVELAND (AP) – Kevin Love scored an NBA-record 34 points in the first quarter, LeBron James had his 44th triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Portland 137-125 on Wednesday night.

James had 31 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists for his second triple-double this season. He also passed Guy Rodgers for 17th place on the career assist list. Cleveland also set a franchise with 20 3-pointers.

WARRIORS 149, LA 106
Stephen Curry had 31 points with seven 3-pointers and nine assists, Kevin Durant scored 28 and Golden State found an astonishing first-half offensive flow to run away from undermanned Los Angeles and coach Luke Walton, the former GSW assistant.

PELICANS 117, T’WOLVES 96
Anthony Davis had 45 points and 10 rebounds, and New Orleans beat Minnesota for its fourth straight victory.

CLIPPERS 124, MAVS 104
Chris Paul scored 18 points, DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and eight rebounds and Los Angeles routed Dallas in a matchup of the teams with the best and worst records in the NBA.

SPURS 119, HORNETS 114
Kawhi Leonard scored 30 points and San Antonio beat Charlotte for its seventh straight victory.

RAPTORS 115, ROCKETS 102
DeMar DeRozan scored 21 of his 24 points in the third quarter and Toronto beat Houston to snap a two-game skid.

KINGS 116, THUNDER 101
DeMarcus Cousins had 36 points and 13 rebounds, leading Sacramento over slumping Oklahoma City.

HAWKS 96, PACERS 85
Dwight Howard had 23 points and 20 rebounds to help Atlanta beat Indiana.

Other games:
GRIZZLIES 104, 76ERS 99, 2OT; PISTONS 107, HEAT 84; JAZZ 108, NUGGETS 83; SUNS 92, MAGIC 87; CELTICS 111, NETS 92

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