- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

DALLAS (AP) - LeBron James had 27 points and the go-ahead layup in overtime, Kyrie Irving added 22 points and some big 3-pointers and the Cleveland Cavaliers extended their winning streak to eight games with a 110-107 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.

James’ layup with a minute left in overtime pushed the Cavs ahead 106-105. After an attempted 3 by Deron Williams rattled out for Dallas, Irving beat the shot clock with a 3-pointer from the top of the key.

Cleveland never led until Irving made a 3-pointer with 10 minutes left in regulation to make it 75-74. That was the first of nine lead changes over a span of less than 4 minutes that Irving capped with another 3 to put the Cavs up 85-83.

Chandler Parsons led Dallas with 25 points on 10-of-14 shooting.

SPURS 109, PISTONS 99



AUBURN HILLS. Mich. (AP) - Tony Parker scored 31 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 22 points and 13 rebounds, and San Antonio beat Detroit for its ninth straight victory.

Detroit had its three-game winning streak snapped.

Manu Ginobili added 15 points while Tim Duncan had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Spurs, who return to San Antonio trying to extend their 31-game home winning streak Thursday against Cleveland.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led the Pistons with 25 points, while Andre Drummond added 17 points and 10 rebounds.

KNICKS 120, CELTICS 114

NEW YORK (AP) - Kristaps Porzingis scored 26 points, Arron Afflalo had 20 of his 24 in the second half, and New York beat Boston.

Jerian Grant scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and added eight assists in the best game of his rookie season as the Knicks held off the Celtics despite losing leading scorer Carmelo Anthony to a sprained right ankle seconds into the third quarter.

Isaiah Thomas had 34 points for the Celtics, who lost their fourth straight and fell to 19-19. Jae Crowder had 21.

GRIZZLIES 107, ROCKETS 91

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - James Harden scored 25 points, Dwight Howard added 17 points and 14 rebounds and Houston beat Memphis.

Terrence Jones finished with 20 points for Houston, 10 in the fourth quarter when the Rockets pulled away to win their fourth straight after the game was tied at 83.

Marc Gasol led Memphis with 20 points, while Tony Allen added 17. Courtney Lee finished with 16 and Mario Chalmers, Zach Randolph and Vince Carter all scored 10.

The Rockets connected on 18 of 35 from outside the arc compared to only 7 of 18 for Memphis.

BUCKS 106, BULLS 101

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Giannis Antetokounmpo had 29 points and 10 rebounds, and Milwaukee used a late rally to slip past Chicago.

Greg Monroe added 17 points and 12 rebounds for Milwaukee.

Jimmy Butler scored 30 points and Nikola Mirotic and Tony Snell added 17 apiece for Chicago, which used a 25-9 run late in the third quarter and early into the fourth to seemingly gain control of the game.

The Bulls, who have lost three straight, have scored 100 or more points for 12 consecutive games. But Chicago has allowed at least 100 points in eight of those games.

THUNDER 101, TIMBERWOLVES 96

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kevin Durant shrugged off a slow start to finish with 30 points in Oklahoma City’s victory over Minnesota.

Durant scored 12 straight for the Thunder in the final three minutes and also had seven rebounds.

Russell Westbrook added 22 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds to help the Thunder hold off a late charge from the struggling Wolves, one game after giving up a big lead to the Portland Trail Blazers. The Thunder made 9 of 22 3-pointers to cruise to their seventh win in nine games.

Zach LaVine broke out of a miserable slump with 21 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Shabazz Muhammad scored 20 points for the Timberwolves, who have lost seven straight games and 11 of their last 12.

Andrew Wiggins scored 20 points for Minnesota, which is 5-17 at home.

PACERS 116, SUNS 117

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Paul George had 21 points and seven rebounds, and Indiana pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Phoenix.

Indiana outscored Phoenix 36-21 in the final period, with George scoring nine points. Monta Ellis had all of his 14 points in the second half.

George Hill added 20 points and five assists for the Pacers. CJ Miles scored 19 points off the bench and went 4 of 6 from behind the arc. Center Ian Mahinmi added 10 points and five rebounds.

Devin Booker and Mirza Teletovic both finished with 19 points for Phoenix, playing the second of a three-game road trip. Markieff Morris added 16.

LAKERS 95, PELICANS 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lou Williams scored nine of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, and Los Angeles rallied late to snap its four-game losing streak.

After Julius Randle hit the go-ahead shot with 43 seconds left, Williams added a clutch running jumper with 18 seconds to play. Los Angeles hung on to win the meeting of the Western Conference’s worst teams, surviving a back-and-forth fourth quarter for just its ninth win of the season.

Kobe Bryant scored seven points in 16 minutes before leaving for good shortly before halftime due to a sore Achilles tendon.

Tyreke Evans scored 21 points for the Pelicans, who lost their fourth straight. New Orleans struggled late without Anthony Davis, who sat out with a bruised back.

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