LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 26 points, Carmelo Anthony hit six 3-pointers and had 24 points and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped the Cleveland Cavaliers’ three-game winning streak with a 113-101 victory Friday night.
Russell Westbrook had 19 points and six rebounds to help the Lakers win for the third time in four games during their rocky start to the season. James and Anthony, the Lakers’ pair of 19-year NBA veterans, took control down the stretch, with Anthony hitting three 3-pointers.
James missed nine of his 10 3-point attempts, but had eight assists against his former team in his return from a two-game absence with a sore right ankle.
Rookie Evan Mobley led the Cavs with 23 points about two miles up Figueroa Street from the Galen Center, where he starred for Southern California last season.
Ricky Rubio scored 18 points, Lauri Markkanen added 17 and Darius Garland had 18 points and 11 assists in the third stop on Cleveland’s five-game trip.
NETS 105, PACERS 98
NEW YORK (AP) —LaMarcus Aldridge scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half, reaching 20,000 for his career, in Brooklyn's victory over Indiana.
James Harden broke out of an early season slump with 29 points, and Kevin Durant added 22 to help the Nets improve to 3-3.
Aldridge became the 48th player in NBA history and the seventh active player to score 20,000 points.
Indiana dropped to 1-5 overall and 0-4 on the road despite 28 points from Torrey Craig. Chris Duarte added 19, and Domantas Sabonis had 16.
HEAT 114, HORNETS 99
MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 32 points, Bam Adebayo had 26 points and 19 rebounds on the night his Olympic gold-medalist banner was unveiled and Miami held off Charlotte.
Tyler Herro scored 26 points off the bench for Miami, which wasted most of a 26-point first-half lead. The Heat were 19 for 19 from the foul line for the second time this season and outrebounded Charlotte 60-37.
Gordon Hayward scored 23 points for Charlotte, and Miles Bridges had 22.
KINGS 113, PELICANS 109
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — De’Aaron Fox scored 23 points, Richaun Holmes added 21 and Sacramento beat New Orleans to improve to 3-0 on the road.
Harrison Barnes had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Buddy Hield scored 20 points for Sacramento. The Kings are 0-2 at home.
Jonas Valanciunas had 24 points and 13 rebounds for the Pelicans.
TRAIL BLAZERS 111, CLIPPERS 92
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 25 points and Portland snapped a seven-game losing streak against Los Angeles.
Jusuf Nurkic added 14 points and 17 rebounds for the Blazers.
Los Angeles' Paul George had 42 points, six shy of his career high.
NUGGETS 106, MAVERICKS 75
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 11 points and 16 rebounds on a bruised right knee, Will Barton added 17 points and Denver routed Dallas.
Jokic was a game-time decision after hurting his knee Tuesday night in Utah.
Luka Doncic scored 16 points for Dallas. The Mavericks beat San Antonio at home Thursday night.
RAPTORS 110, MAGIC 109
TORONTO (AP) — Fred VanVleet scored 16 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, Scottie Barnes had 21 points and Toronto beat Orlando,
Gary Trent Jr. added 19 points and made a crucial defensive play on the final possession.
Cole Anthony shot 5 for 6 from 3-point range and scored 24 points for Orlando. Jalen Suggs added 21.
The Associated Press