MILWAUKEE – LeBron James had 24 points and eight assists, Kyle Korver hit three straight 3s in a big third-quarter run and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 116-97 on Friday night.

Kevin Love added 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Cavs. Their 15-5 spurt over the final 4:25 of the third quarter, sparked by Korver’s long-range shooting, opened a 13-point lead. Cleveland led by double digits most of the rest of the way to spoil the Bucks’ home opener.

The defending Eastern Conference champions started the season with a second straight victory over an East contender after beating the Boston Celtics in their home opener.

Korver finished with 17 points and was 5 of 6 from 3-point territory.

Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetopounmpo had 34 points on 15-of-22 shooting, along with eight rebounds and eight assists. Malcolm Brogdon had 16 points.

CAVALIERS 116, BUCKS 97: LeBron James had 24 points and eight assists, and Kyle Korver hit three straight 3s in a decisive third-quarter run to help Cleveland win at Milwaukee.

Kevin Love added 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Cavs. Their 15-5 spurt over the final 4:25 of the third quarter, sparked by Korver’s long-range shooting, opened a 13-point lead. Cleveland led by double digits most of the rest of the way to spoil the Bucks’ home opener.

The defending Eastern Conference champions started the season with a second straight victory over an East contender after beating the Boston Celtics in their home opener.

HORNETS 109, HAWKS 91: Kemba Walker scored 26 points, Dwight Howard had 20 points and 15 rebounds in his first home game with Charlotte, and the Hornets rallied to beat Atlanta.

The Hornets trailed by 20 in the first half, but used a 24-0 run in the third quarter to win their home opener.

NETS 126, MAGIC 121: D’Angelo Russell, Trevor Booker and DeMarre Carroll all scored 17 points, and Brooklyn won its home opener.

Booker added 11 rebounds and made the clinching free throws with 0.9 seconds left after Orlando’s Evan Fournier missed a tying 3-point attempt .The Nets bounced back after yielding 140 points Wednesday night in a season-opening loss to Indiana, a game in which they lost Jeremy Lin for the season after a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee .

TRAIL BLAZERS 114, PACERS 96: CJ McCollum scored 28 points on 12-of-18 shooting to lead Portland at Indiana.

With Pacers starting center Myles Turner out with a concussion, McCollum teamed with backcourt mate Damian Lillard to take advantage of an inexperienced Pacers interior defense.

WIZARDS 115, PISTONS 111: John Wall scored 20 of his 27 points in the second half and added 10 assists to help host Washington beat Detroit.

Otto Porter led the Wizards with 28 points, and Bradley Beal added 24. Washington won despite blowing a 15-point fourth-quarter lead. Reggie Jackson scored 21 points for Detroit.