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Go-ahead trey keys Cavs win.
MILWAUKEE (AP) – LeBron James made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 24 seconds left in overtime as the Cleveland Cavaliers held on for a 114-108 victory over Milwaukee on Tuesday night to avenge a late November loss.
Milwaukee took a 108-107 lead on a tip-in by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 1:12 left. Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving missed a 3-pointer from the left corner on the next possession but Jabari Parker’s lay-in attempt at the other end curled out.
James was fouled on the rebound by Antetokounmpo, his sixth. James then hit the deep 3-pointer to put Cleveland up 110-108.
Parker was fouled on a layup attempt on the ensuing possession but missed both free throws. Irving hit a pair of free throws with 15.7 seconds left to make it 112-108.
James had 34 points and Irving 28 for Cleveland, which had lost at Milwaukee 118-101 on Nov. 29. Parker had 30 points and Antetokounmpo added 25. The two teams meet again Wednesday night in Cleveland.
KINGS 126, TRAILBLAZERS 121
DeMarcus Cousins returned from a brief ejection and finished with a season-high 55 points, capping a wild day for the hot-tempered big man as Sacramento beat Portland.
Hours after he was fined by the Kings for his profanity-laced tirade against a newspaper columnist last week, Cousins pulled down 13 rebounds and made two huge 3-pointers and scored 17 points in the fourth quarter.
WARRIORS 104, JAZZ 74
Stephen Curry scored 25 points with four 3-pointers while Kevin Durant had 22 points as Golden State whipped Utah after a slow start.
Klay Thompson added 17 points and Draymond Green had 15 points, 11 rebounds and five steals as Golden State handed the Jazz their worst defeat of the season.
CLIPPERS 119, NUGGETS 102
J.J. Redick scored 27 points, including 7-for-9 shooting on 3-pointers while Chris Paul had 16 points, 15 assists and eight rebounds as Los Angeles beat Denver.
SPURS 102, ROCKETS 100
Patty Mills hit a 3-pointer with 12.9 seconds left to lift San Antonio over Houston.
Eric Gordon missed a 3-point attempt after that before Manu Ginobili missed two free throws to give Houston one last chance, but James Harden’s 3-point attempt bounced off the rim at the buzzer.
HORNETS 117, LAKERS 113
Kemba Walker had 28 points and 10 assists while Marco Belinelli scored 11 fourth-quarter points as Charlotte rallied from 19 down to beat Los Angeles.
CELTICS 112, GRIZZLIES 109, OT
Isaiah Thomas scored a career-high 44 points, including 36 after halftime, to lead Boston past Memphis in overtime.
MAGIC 136, HEAT 130, 2 OT
Nik Vucevic had 26 points and 12 rebounds while Evan Fournier scored 26 and hit the 3-pointer that put Orlando up for good as the Magic topped Miami in double overtime.
KNICKS 118, PACERS 111
Carmelo Anthony matched a season high with 35 points as New York used a big second-half turnaround to beat Indiana.
The Knicks fell behind by 15 in the third quarter then suddenly seized control to snap a three-game losing streak.
Anthony scored 26 in the second half.
Derrick Rose had 24 points and Kristaps Porzingis added 21 for the Knicks, who returned home after a poor finish to their five-game trip out West. They improved to 10-4 at home.
RAPTORS 116, NETS 104
Kyle Lowry had 23 points while Norman Powell scored a season-high 21 as Toronto defeated Brooklyn.