NEW YORK — Brook Lopez scored 22 points and the Brooklyn Nets blew by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the fourth quarter for a 104-95 victory Thursday night.

James was scoreless and missed both shots in the fourth quarter after he scored 30 points on 13-for-14 shooting through three. Lopez had the final five points in a 14-0 run down the stretch as the Nets surged past the Eastern Conference leaders.

Shane Larkin added 16 points and seven assists for the Nets in his return to the starting lineup. Bojan Bogdanovic had 12 points.

KNICKS 106, BULLS 94: Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points and Kristaps Porzingis had 19 as New York swept the home-and-home series with a win at New York.

Derrick Williams added 13 points, Jose Calderon 12, and Arron Afflalo 11 for New York. The Knicks beat the Bulls 115-107 on Wednesday night in Chicago.

Derrick Rose led Chicago with 30 points. Jimmy Butler had 19, and Taj Gibson 10.

Fighting for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, Chicago is 11/2 games behind Detroit for the eighth playoff spot.

PACERS 92, PELICANS 84: Myles Turner scored 24 points and had a career-high 16 rebounds on his 20th birthday, and C.J. Miles added 19 points as Indiana won at Indianapolis.

The Pacers have won two straight but lost Paul George in the third quarter with what was initially described as a bruised right leg. The three-time All-Star did not return.

Alexis Ajinca led New Orleans with 22 points, and Tim Frazier had a career-high 18.

THUNDER 113, JAZZ 91: Kevin Durant had 20 points, nine assists and eight rebounds to help host Oklahoma City get its sixth straight victory.


THE NBA SAID it is “deeply concerned” about a North Carolina law it views as discriminatory toward gays and says it doesn’t know if it can successfully host the All-Star Game in Charlotte next season.

On Thursday, the league joined those opposing the state’s “Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act,” which has been criticized because it allows businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians.

SPURS: San Antonio will be without Kawhi Leonard, fellow starter Danny Green and two key reserves against Memphis on Friday night when the Spurs attempt to match the longest home winning streak to open a season.

The Spurs have 36 straight home victories to open the season, which is one shy of matching the league record set by the Chicago Bulls in 1995-96.

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