LeBron James scored 38 points in leading a second-half rally that helped the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the short-handed Utah Jazz 105-93 for their seventh straight NBA victory on Saturday.
Mo Williams added 20 points for the Cavaliers, including a 3-pointer and a layup midway through the fourth quarter that pushed Cleveland’s lead to 95-84, its biggest since the first quarter.
Carlos Boozer led Utah with 17 points. The Jazz, in the finale of a five-game Eastern trip, were without starters Deron Williams and Mehmet Okur, and top reserves Andrei Kirilenko and Matt Harpring.
NETS 119, HAWKS 107
At Atlanta, Devin Harris scored 33 points and Vince Carter had 29 as New Jersey beat Atlanta for the second straight day.
Harris, who made 13 of 14 free throws, has three straight games with at least 30 points.
Joe Johnson scored 31 points for Atlanta, which has lost three straight after a 6-0 start. Marvin Williams and Flip Murray each had 14 points.
WARRIORS 121, CLIPPERS 103
At Los Angeles, undrafted rookie Anthony Morrow had 37 points and 10 rebounds in his first NBA start as Golden State beat Los Angeles.
Morrow, who averaged 7.7 points as a reserve in his other three games this season, played 42 minutes and was 15-for-20 from the field. His total was the highest this season by a rookie, topping O.J. Mayo’s 33.
Andris Biedrins had 17 points and 16 rebounds for his 16th consecutive double-double, the Warriors’ longest streak since Nate Thurmond’s 18 straight in 1971-72. Stephen Jackson had 20 points and 10 assists.
Baron Davis had 25 points and 11 assists for the Clippers.
76ERS 110, THUNDER 85
At Philadelphia, Thaddeus Young scored 23 points, Elton Brand and Andre Iguodala added 15 apiece, and Philadelphia cruised past struggling Oklahoma City.
Samuel Dalembert contributed 13 points and 16 rebounds for the Sixers, who won their third straight game to even their record at 5-5.
Jeff Green scored 21 points and Kevin Durant added 13 for Oklahoma City, which fell to 1-9 and dropped its seventh in a row.
CELTICS 102, BUCKS 97, OT
At Milwaukee, Paul Pierce scored 28 points, Ray Allen added 27 and the pair accounted for all nine points in overtime in Boston’s scrappy victory over Milwaukee.
Allen and Pierce were without the final member of the Big Three, Kevin Garnett, after he fouled out midway through overtime, but still managed to give the Celtics their sixth straight win over Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, already without leading scorer Michael Redd (right ankle) and Charlie Villanueva (hamstring strain), finished one-for-11 in overtime after rallying from a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter.
ROCKETS 91, HORNETS 82
At Houston, Yao Ming scored 21 points and Tracy McGrady added 18 points and nine rebounds as Houston bottled up Chris Paul in a victory over New Orleans.
Paul, who came in averaging 22 points, went two-for-10 from the field and eight-for-eight from the free throw line to score 12. He had 12 assists, but the Hornets shot 41 percent (31-for-76) and were out-rebounded 41-35.
Luis Scola added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Rockets, who led by 12 at the half and shot 53 percent (eight-for-15) in the third quarter to take a 70-53 lead to the fourth. The Hornets couldn’t crack Houston’s double-digit lead until the final 15 seconds.
BULLS 104, PACERS 91
At Chicago, Derrick Rose scored 23 points and Chicago used a fourth-quarter surge to beat Indiana.
Rose scored 12 points in the third quarter, helping the Bulls build an eight-point lead.
The top draft pick in the June draft, Rose has scored in double figures in each of his first 10 games — the first Chicago rookie to accomplish that since Michael Jordan in the 1984.
T.J. Ford led the Pacers with 16 points. Ford had a pair of baskets, one after a steal, as Indiana closed within two in the fourth before the Bulls took off.
TRAIL BLAZERS 88, TIMBERWOLVES 83
At Minneapolis, Brandon Roy scored 24 points, including a driving layup and a fast-break dunk that put away the game, lifting Portland over Minnesota.
Roy also had five assists for the Trail Blazers, who got their first road victory over a Western Conference opponent this season.
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