CLEVELAND — LeBron James returned from a bout with strep throat and scored 24 points, Kyrie Irving added 25 and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off the Milwaukee Bucks 102-95 on Monday night.

James missed Saturday’s loss to Chicago – the Cavs fell to 0-4 this season without their superstar – and was listed as questionable before arriving at Quicken Loans Arena. He looked fit from the start, delivering an early dunk and adding one in the fourth that he capped by screaming, “That’s and one!” at MiIwaukee’s John Henson, who fouled him.

James’ dunk triggered an 11-0 run that helped put away the Bucks, who were within 86-85 midway through the fourth.

WARRIORS 119, 76ERS 108: Kevin Durant had 27 points in his return to the lineup and Golden State overcame the worst 3-point shooting performance of Stephen Curry’s career in a victory in Philadelphia.

Curry was 0 for 11 from 3-point range. That topped his previous worst outing without making a 3 when he went 0 for 10 from distance on Nov. 4 against the Lakers. The two-time reigning MVP entered leading the league by a wide margin with 231 3-pointers this season.

Curry still had 19 points, making 7 of 12 2-point attempts and all five of his free-throw tries.

Durant returned after missing a game with a right hand injury.

RAPTORS 92, KNICKS 91: DeMar DeRozan made a turnaround jumper with 1.9 seconds remaining, finishing with 37 points and leading Toronto to a victory in New York.

The Raptors won their fourth in a row, doing it with DeRozan and defense.

MAVERICKS 96, HEAT 89: Seth Curry scored 29 points, Harrison Barnes added 24 and Dallas won at home, handing Miami just its third loss in 19 games.

Curry looked a little like famous older brother Stephen Curry of Golden State by hitting two long 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, the latter giving Dallas a 90-89 lead. The Mavericks rallied from 14 points down in the first quarter and let an 11-point third-quarter lead get away.

Two games after scoring a career-high 31 points in a loss at Minnesota, Curry was 5 of 7 from long range to help the Mavericks improve to 2-0 with forward-center Nerlens Noel, who came from Philadelphia before the trade deadline.


KNICKS: Brandon Jennings is gone and Joakim Noah is headed for knee surgery.

Jennings was waived and the Knicks signed guard Chasson Randle to replace him.

Noah had a left knee arthroscopy later in the day to remove a loose body.

76ERS: Philadelphia said center Joel Embiid is out indefinitely with a left knee injury.

The 76ers also said that No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons will likely resume training this week after a minor procedure on his surgically repaired right foot.

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