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NBA: Cavaliers earn third straight win

VICTORS LeBron James, Drew Gooden and Sasha Pavlovic were all in the points as Cleveland proved to be too good for the Indiana Pacers in the NBA


Utah Jazz guard Deron Williams, right, goes to the basket against Detroit Pistons forward Antonio McDyess during their NBA game in Auburn Hills, Michigan, on Sunday.


LeBron James had his fourth triple-double of the season, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Indiana Pacers 111-106 on Sunday for their third straight win.

The NBA's leading scorer finished with 30 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. It was the 14th time he had double figures in three statistical categories in his NBA career.

Drew Gooden had 23 points and 12 rebounds, and Sasha Pavlovic added 22 points and five assists for the Cavaliers.

Jazz 103, Pistons 93

In Auburn Hills, Michigan, Carlos Boozer had 36 points and 11 rebounds and Deron Williams added 21 points and 14 assists in Utah's fifth straight win over Detroit.

Detroit played without Rasheed Wallace (knee) for the second game in a row, then had head coach Flip Saunders ejected after picking up a pair of technicals for arguing with official Marc Davis in the third quarter.

Boozer was 17-for-20 from the floor in his best scoring day this season. Former Piston Mehmet Okur added 12 points for Utah, while Andrei Kirilenko had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Raptors 93, Bulls 78

In Toronto, Chris Bosh had 16 points and 13 rebounds, rookie Jamario Moon matched his career-high with 15 points and Toronto handed Chicago its fourth straight loss.

Moon added nine rebounds, six blocks and three steals in Sam Mitchell's 114th victory as Raptors coach, moving him past Lenny Wilkens for the most in team history.

Starting in place of the injured T.J. Ford (sore left arm), point guard Jose Calderon scored 19 points and had 14 assists for Toronto.

Spurs 116, SuperSonics 101

At Seattle, Tim Duncan scored 26 points and San Antonio scored the first 12 points of the third quarter to break away for a win over Seattle.

Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker each scored 22 for the Spurs, who at 12-2 are off to their best start after 14 games in team history -- one game better than last season.

Reserve Wally Szczerbiak scored 27, including a season-high 20 for the Sonics in the second quarter, and Kevin Durant ended a shooting slump with 25 on 11-for-15 shooting for Seattle, which matched its worst start since its inaugural season of 1967-68. The Sonics are 0-6 at KeyArena, their worst home start ever.

Nets 102, Lakers 100

At Los Angeles, Jason Kidd had 15 points and 14 assists to help New Jersey overcome Kobe Bryant's 31 points and beat the Lakers.

Richard Jefferson had 27 points for the Nets, who have won three straight following a six-game losing streak. Vince Carter had 19 points in a reserve role and Bostjan Nachbar scored nine of his 15 points in the fourth quarter.

Bryant, Kidd's teammate on the U.S. national team, made 15 straight free throws before missing a clutch foul shot with 6.1 seconds to go.

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