CLEVELAND – LeBron James scored 33 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Utah Jazz 91-83 on Thursday night.
Kevin Love played for the first time since having surgery on his left knee last month, and scored 10 points in 19 minutes. But Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert left the game with injuries.
James was 13 of 20 from the field and had 10 rebounds with six assists. He also moved into 13th place all time in field goals in the fourth quarter, passing Tim Duncan.
Irving, who scored 21 points, didn't play in the fourth quarter because of tightness in his left knee. Shumpert sprained his left shoulder in the third quarter (see full recap)
Westbrook tallies another triple-double in win over the Raptors
TORONTO – Russell Westbrook had 24 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds in three quarters for his 34th triple-double of the season as the Oklahoma City Thunder registered their fourth consecutive win with a 123-102 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night.
The league's leading scorer moved closer to the NBA's single-season record for triple-doubles, 41 set by Oscar Robertson in the 1961-62 season.
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Victor Oladipoadded 23 points as the Thunder split the season series with the Raptors, the fourth straight year the teams have done so.
DeMar DeRozan had 22 points for the Raptors, while Serge Ibaka had 10 points against his former team (see full recap)
Marc Gasol's third career triple-double; helps Grizzlies defeat the Hawks
ATLANTA – Marc Gasol had 18 points as part of his triple-double and the resurgent Memphis Grizzlies beat the Atlanta Hawks 103-91 on Thursday night.
Gasol, who had 10 rebounds and 10 assists, reached the triple-double with his assist on JaMychal Green's 3-pointer with 3:10 remaining.
The Grizzlies have won three straight - including road games at Chicago and Atlanta on back-to-back nights - following a five-game losing streak.
Mike Conley and Green had double-doubles for Memphis. Conley had 22 points and 12 assists, while Green added 14 points and 12 rebounds (see full recap)