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NBA: Cleveland beat Bobcats, win 8 in a row

STREAKNew Orleans made 11 3-pointers en route to its win over Memphis, while Chauncey Billups helped the Nuggets hand Sacramento its eighth straight loss

AP , CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

Golden State Warriors center Andris Biedrins, left center, defends San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker, No. 9, during the first quarter of their NBA game in San Antonio, on Saturday. Spurs center Fabricio Oberto, No. 7, guard George Hill, No. 3, and Warriors guard Anthony Morrow, No. 22, look on during the play.

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LeBron James scored 25 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Charlotte Bobcats 94-74 for their eighth straight NBA victory on Saturday.

Daniel Gibson added 22 points for Cleveland. The Cavaliers are off to a franchise-best 17-3 start, going 16-1 after a 1-2 start.

D.J. Augustin scored 17 points, and Raymond Felton had 15 for the Bobcats.

HEAT 105, THUNDER 99

At Miami, NBA scoring leader Dwyane Wade scored 25 of his 38 points in the first half to help Miami win its third straight game.

Udonis Haslem added 15 points and 14 rebounds for Miami.

Russell Westbrook scored 30 points for Oklahoma City, which has lost 19 of 21 matches this season.

NETS 95, 76ERS 84

At Philadelphia, Devin Harris scored 27 points, and Vince Carter added 14 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for New Jersey.

The Nets have won five of six games and four straight on the road.

Andre Iguodala led Philadelphia with 20 points, and Andre Miller had 16.

HORNETS 106, GRIZZLIES 87

At New Orleans, Chris Paul had 21 points and 11 assists as New Orleans made 11 3-pointers en route to its sixth victory in seven games.

Peja Stojakovic hit five 3-pointers and finished with 20 points.

Marc Gasol led Memphis with 21 points. O.J. Mayo scored 18 points, giving him double figures in points in his first 20 NBA games — the longest streak since Larry Bird hit double-digits in his first 20 games with Boston in 1979.

CLIPPERS 107, TIMBERWOLVES 84

At Minneapolis, Baron Davis had 27 points and nine assists, and Zach Randolph scored 21 points to help Los Angeles improve to 4-16.

Al Jefferson had 28 points and eight rebounds for Minnesota.

MAVERICKS 100, HAWKS 98

At Dallas, Jose Barea scored 16 of his season-high 22 points in the third quarter, and Dirk Nowitzki had 24 points to help Dallas improve to 9-1 in its last 10 games.

Joe Johnson had 32 points for Atlanta.

BULLS 117, WIZARDS 110

At Chicago, Luol Deng scored a season-high 26 points, and former Washington player Larry Hughes added 24 points for Chicago.

Caron Butler had 27 points, six assists and eight rebounds for Washington.

The Wizards dropped to 3-15 for the first time since 1966, when they were known as the Baltimore Bullets.

SUNS 106, JAZZ 104

At Phoenix, Amare Stoudemire had 22 points and 20 rebounds and Leandro Barbosa scored 25 points as Phoenix ended a four-game losing streak.

Shaquille O’Neal, who was in foul trouble throughout the second half, had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Phoenix. Paul Millsap and C.J. Miles led Utah with 20 points each.

NUGGETS 118, KINGS 85

At Sacramento, Chauncey Billups scored 24 points to help Denver hand Sacramento its eighth straight loss.

The Nuggets are 13-4 since Billups joined the team in the trade that sent Allen Iverson to Detroit. John Salmons scored 22 points for Golden State.

SPURS 123, WARRIORS 88

At San Antonio, Tim Duncan, sporting a new look with his head shaved clean, had 20 points and 13 rebounds in 21 minutes for San Antonio. Michael Finley and Tony Parker added 17 points each for the Spurs.

Golden State has lost nine straight, the longest current streak in the NBA.

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