CLEVELAND’S LeBron James (23) drives against Sacramento Kings’ JaKarr Sampson (29) in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday in Cleveland.

CLEVELAND’S LeBron James (23) drives against Sacramento Kings’ JaKarr Sampson (29) in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday in Cleveland.

CLEVELAND

LeBron James drained a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left and finished with 32 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers tied a franchise record with their 13th straight win, 101- 95 over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

James, who changed his sneakers three times, also had 11 rebounds and nine assists, helping the Cavs rally from a 14-point deficit in the third quarter to remain unbeaten since Nov. 11. His decisive 3-pointer in the final minute was in the face of JaKarr Sampson, who had jawed with James earlier.

Cleveland also won 13 straight in the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons. The Cavs will try for the team record Friday at Indiana.

Warriors 101, Hornets 87

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Durant had 35 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, and Golden State beat Charlotte without Stephen Curry and Draymond Green.

It was Durant’s first triple-double of the season and his second since joining the Warriors before last season.

Klay Thompson scored seven of his 22 points in the fourth quarter for the Warriors, who have won five straight overall and seven in a row against the Hornets.

Pelicans 123, Nuggets 114

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had 40 points, 22 rebounds and four blocks, and the Pelicans won for the second time in three games without Anthony Davis.

Jrue Holiday scored 27 points for New Orleans, which shot 53.5 percent (46 of 86).

T-Wolves 113, Clippers 107

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 21 points and 12 rebounds, powering the Timberwolves to the road win.

Jimmy Butler and Jeff Teague each scored 19 points for the Timberwolves (15-11), who placed six players in double figures. Taj Gibson had 16 points and 14 rebounds.

Knicks 99, Grizzlies 88

NEW YORK (AP) — Courtney Lee scored 24 points and Kristaps Porzingis had 18 after a slow start in his return to the lineup, leading the Knicks to the win.

Bucks 104, Pistons 100

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 25 points and nine rebounds, and Milwaukee won for the fourth time in five games.

Spurs 117, Heat 105

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 18 points, leading San Antonio to its sixth win in seven games.

Pacers 98, Bulls 96

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo scored 27 points, including a clutch 3- pointer with 31.1 seconds left that lifted the Pacers to the comeback victory.

Magic 110, Hawks 106

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Evan Fournier scored 27 points before departing with a right ankle injury, and the Magic rallied for the overtime win.


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