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James scores 44, tops 7,000 assists

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CLEVELAND (AP) Standing at midcourt, LeBron James spun the ball on his index finger as the final seconds ticked off the clock.

He had the Hornets turning in circles all night.

James scored 17 of his season-high 44 points in the fourth quarter and reached another career milestone as the Cleveland Cavaliers won their fourth straight, 116-105 over Charlotte on Saturday.

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Celtics receive bomb threat on plane

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Boston Celtics got a scare when they were told of a bomb threat on their private flight to Oklahoma City.

The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/2hbx9Jc ) reports the plane landed safely around 5:00 p.m. at Will Rogers World Airport, where players were told to leave their bags and proceed to their hotel.

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Grizzlies rip Warriors, move streak to 6

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Grizzlies bolted out of the starting gate and never looked back.

The Warriors weren't exactly gaining on them anyway.

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Paul has 20 points, 20 assists in rout

LOS ANGELES (AP) Twenty points, 20 assists, zero turnovers - what caught Chris Paul's eye first?

"The turnovers," the Clippers point guard said. "That's the first thing I look at every game."

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Harden lifts Rockets to 6th straight win

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Rockets still had a double-digit lead, but had gotten a little careless and had three turnovers in a row in the third quarter on Saturday night against the Dallas Mavericks when coach Mike D'Antoni had seen enough.

"Coach went off a little bit," Trevor Ariza said. "I think that was the turning point for us to get our head in the game and for us to start playing the way we normally play."

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Leonard scores 30 as Spurs bounce back

SAN ANTONIO (AP) If the San Antonio Spurs weren't aware of how poorly they've played in the opening half of most games this season, they were forcefully reminded recently.

After coach Gregg Popovich called out their professionalism and effort, the Spurs rebounded from their first road loss of the season with their most efficient home performance.

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Butler's 31, Wade's 28 get Bulls by Heat

CHICAGO (AP) Dwyane Wade wearing a Chicago Bulls uniform never will look right to Miami coach Erik Spoelstra. On nights like this, it's particularly painful.

Wade scored 28 points against his former team, Jimmy Butler led the way with 31 and the Bulls held off the struggling Heat 105-100 on Saturday.

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George's 37 lead Pacers past Blazers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Paul George did what the three-time All-Star does best.

He scored a season-high 37 points, including 13 straight in the fourth quarter, to lead the Indiana Pacers over the Portland Trail Blazers 118-111 on Saturday night.

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Wall, Beal help Wizards rally by Bucks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Kelly Oubre Jr. is rewarding Wizards coach Scott Brooks' decision to use him late in games.

Oubre scored a career-high 19 points to go with nine rebounds and three steals in Washington's 110-105 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.

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Jazz overcome 22 TOs to win 8th in 10

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Turnovers got the Utah Jazz off to a rough start Saturday night.

Sacramento raced to big leads in the first and third quarters, but behind Gordon Hayward and Rudy Gobert, Utah rallied both times for a 104-84 victory over the Kings.

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