(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Sunday’s NBA games.
Cavaliers 106, Wizards 99
LeBron James registered his fourth triple-double in five games with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 15 assists as the streaking Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Washington Wizards 106-99 on Sunday night.
Kevin Love led the Cavaliers with 25 points, while Jeff Green had 15 points. Cleveland has won 18 of 19 games, including the past five.
Little separated the Eastern Conference contenders for much of the game as the teams were tied at the end of the second and third quarters. James’s 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter put the Cavaliers in front for good and sparked an 8-0 run. Green’s three-point play capped the surge as Cleveland led 95-89 with 6:55 remaining.
Bradley Beal scored 27 points for the Wizards, who had won two in a row. John Wall had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Washington made 12 3-pointers but finished 9 of 16 on free throws.
Pistons 114, Magic 110
Reggie Bullock scored a career-high 20 points, and Detroit held off a late surge by undermanned Orlando.
Bullock, who was inserted into the starting lineup four games ago, made 8 of 10 field-goal attempts. His previous scoring high was 17 points last season, also against the Magic.
Tobias Harris, Reggie Jackson and Anthony Tolliver scored 17 points apiece for the Pistons, who have won three straight following a seven-game losing streak. Mario Hezonja scored 28 points to led Orlando, which got 24 points and 14 rebounds from Nikola Vucevic.
Raptors 108, Kings 93
DeMar DeRozan led a balanced offense with 21 points as Toronto defeated Sacramento.
The Raptors also defeated the Kings last Sunday in Sacramento.
Kyle Lowry scored 16 points and added seven assists and five rebounds for the Raptors, who have won nine of their past 10 games. Garrett Temple and Bogdan Bodganovic each scored 18 points for the Kings.
Pacers 109, Nets 97
Victor Oladipo scored 26 points as Indiana beat Brooklyn.
Oladipo led the Pacers in scoring for the 21st time this season and produced his 26th game with at least 20 points. After shooting a combined 35.4 percent (17 of 48) in Indiana’s losses to Oklahoma City and Detroit, Oladipo went 9 of 14 on Sunday.
Five Indiana players reached double figures as the Pacers shot 56.6 percent and won for the fifth time in seven games. Allen Crabbe scored 17 points for the Nets.