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NBA roundup: Down 24, Cavs rally to beat Knicks

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14 Nov 2017, 15:03 GMT+10

NEW YORK -- LeBron James had 23 points and came one rebound short of a triple-double as the Cleveland Cavaliers stormed back from a 24-point deficit to defeat the host New York Knicks 104-101 on Monday night at Madison Square Garden.

James hit a step-back, 27-foot 3-pointer to put the Cavs up by three with 1:23 left in the game, the final dagger in an 8-0 Cleveland run to complete a rousing comeback. James finished with 12 assists and nine rebounds, and Kyle Korver added 21 points for the Cavs.

New York led by as much as 24 in the third quarter before heading into the fourth up 15 and still led by double figures with 6:53 remaining. Cleveland put on the defensive clamps late, though, and the Cavs hit four 3-pointers in the last 4:35, including two by Korver, to upend the previously hot Knicks.

Timberwolves 109, Jazz 98

SALT LAKE CITY -- Karl-Anthony Towns scored 24 points and collected 13 rebounds while Jimmy Butler added 21 points and 10 assists to help Minnesota overwhelm Utah.

Taj Gibson also finished with a double-double for Minnesota, adding 15 points and 10 rebounds. Jeff Teague chipped in 22 points.

Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points and Rodney Hood added 16 points to lead the Jazz. Utah lost for the fourth time in its last five games on its home floor.

Wizards 110, Kings 92

WASHINGTON -- John Wall scored 21 points and continued his torrid 3-point shooting against Sacramento as Washington won its third consecutive game.

Marcin Gortat had 18 and Otto Porter 15 for the Wizards, who matched their longest winning streak of the season and closed their four-game homestand at 3-1. Washington opened the season 3-0, but lost five of seven, including a loss to the one-win Dallas Mavericks on Nov. 7.

George Hill scored 13 of his 16 points in the first quarter for Sacramento. Zach Randolph and Buddy Hield each had 12 points.

Bucks 110, Grizzlies 103

MILWAUKEE -- John Henson scored eight of his 17 points in the fourth quarter and Milwaukee rallied down the stretch for the win.

Tyreke Evans scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter for the Grizzlies, but Memphis couldn't hold off Milwaukee, which won its third straight.

Khris Middleton also scored 17 points for the Bucks, who were paced by 27 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo -- his second-lowest total of the season -- and Eric Bledsoe finished with 15.

Pelicans 106, Hawks 105

NEW ORLEANS -- Darius Miller hit four 3-pointers in the final 5:45 and scored 14 of his 21 points in the fourth-quarter run to lift New Orleans to the win.

Guard E'Twaun Moore was the Pelicans' leading scorer with 24 points and DeMarcus Cousins added 22 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists.

Atlanta led 101-97 with 2:35 left when Tyler Cavanaugh hit an open 3-pointer, but Miller responded with a 3-pointer from the right wing and another from the top of the key with 52 seconds left to put New Orleans on top 106-104.

Lakers 100, Suns 93

PHOENIX -- Jordan Clarkson scored 25 points in 25 minutes off the bench and Corey Brewer and Kyle Kuzma combined for 13 points in the fourth quarter to lift Los Angeles past Phoenix.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 15 points and Brook Lopez added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers, who ended a three-game losing streak in a game where neither team had a double-digit lead until 2:30 remained.

Devin Booker had 36 points for Phoenix, his sixth 30-plus-point performance in the first 15 games of the season.

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