News ID: 205149
Published: 0315 GMT November 28, 2017

James leads Cavs in 113-91 rout of 76ers

James leads Cavs in 113-91 rout of 76ers
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (L) dribbles past 76ers' Robert Covington during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Philadelphia on November 27, 2017.
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LeBron James had 30 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers over the 76ers 113-91 on Monday night.

The three-time defending conference champions won their eighth straight game, Associated Press reported.

Dwyane Wade scored 15 points, and Jeff Green had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

"These guys are starting to turn the corner here," James said.

"They have some great wins this year. We had to come in with the mindset that this isn't the Sixers of three years ago, four years ago. They're starting to turn the corner and you have to be locked in from the onset."

James scored the first nine points on his way to 22 in the first half, helping Cleveland to a 53-45 lead by draining a three in front of Cleveland's bench at the first-half buzzer.

"He got us off to a good start, making the shots, being aggressive, attacking the basket and everyone kind of followed," Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said.

"We knew they were a good team, they've been playing well, playing hard. We knew it was going to be a tough place to play. I didn't expect this outcome, but we played well tonight."

Joel Embiid had 30 points and 11 rebounds to pace the 76ers, who had won three straight and five of six.

"We didn't make shots, we weren't aggressive defensively, and they got what they wanted," Embiid said.

"I hate losing, but I think that's actually good we got our (butt) kicked, so we can go back, learn and know that we can't take any days off."

The four-time MVP James had four points, including an emphatic dunk, and J.R. Smith hit three 3-pointers early in the third as the Cavaliers took a 14-point lead. Philadelphia got within five in the period, but the Cavaliers stretched the advantage to 86-73 entering the fourth.

Kyle Korver's 3-pointer with 9:13 to play gave Cleveland a 94-77 lead.

"We will learn from this game," Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said. "We need to pressure. We need to be more active and disruptive, and they need to feel us. And they didn't."


Kings 110 Warriors 106


Bogdan Bogdanovic made a go-ahead bank shot with 12.6 seconds left, lifting the Sacramento Kings over the Golden State Warriors 110-106 on Monday night with Curry and Durant sitting out injured.

The Kings won for just the second time on the road – first since October 20 at Dallas – and ended an eight-game losing streak on Golden State's home floor.

Klay Thompson missed a 3-point try from the top of the arc with 3.5 seconds left, his fourth straight miss, and Golden State went 0 for 7 from the floor after Thompson's 3 with 3:11 left.

"Overall our defensive energy just wasn't there tonight," coach Steve Kerr said.

"We just didn't have the juice, we didn't have the energy that we needed to stop them."

Thompson finished with 21 points on 7-for-20 shooting with five 3s. Second-year guard Patrick McCaw took Curry's place in the starting lineup and scored a season-best 16 points with career highs of seven assists and four steals.

Willie Cauley-Stein scored 19 points to lead six Kings in double figures and also had eight rebounds and six assists. George Hill had 16 points and Sacramento led 83-82 heading into the fourth.

Reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year Draymond Green was available despite a bruised right foot he said he injured in the first quarter of Saturday's win against the Pelicans. He had 14 points and eight assists, including a lob to JaVale McGee for an alley-oop dunk late in the third.

The Warriors had beaten Sacramento in 19 of 22 overall at Oracle Arena since a 105-98 defeat on March 27, 2013.

Sacramento had lost the last two in the series after stunning the Warriors 109-106 in overtime Feb. 4 at the Golden 1 Center.


Pistons 118 Celtics 108


Andre Drummond had 26 points and 22 rebounds, both season highs, and Tobias Harris scored 31 points to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 118-108 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night.

It was the Celtics' first loss in Boston since their home opener. The Pistons have won three of their last four games.

Marcus Smart scored 23 points and Kyrie Irving had 18 points and nine assists for the Celtics, who have lost two of four games since a 16-game winning streak.

The score was tied 100-100 with 5 minutes 36 seconds to play before Drummond scored eight consecutive points.



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