NBA roundup: West carries New Orleans
PHILADELPHIA ó David West was big again for New Orleans, scoring 30 points with 10 rebounds to lead the Hornets to their fifth straight win, 98-91 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
West was chosen the Western Conference player of the week only hours earlier on the strength of his 28.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in four victories.
The new week brought more of the same stellar production. West scored the Hornets’ first 12 points as they raced to a 13-point lead.
Chris Paul bounced back from a two-point first half to finish with 16 points and 12 assists.
Andre Iguodala scored 30 points and Andre Miller had 28 for Philadelphia.
Hawks 98, Wizards 89
WASHINGTON ó Marvin Williams scored 28 points, and the Hawks completed a season sweep of the Wizards.
Antawn Jamison scored 23 points for the Wizards, who were more short-handed than usual when Caron Butler was scratched with tightness in his left hamstring.
Washington fell to 0-13 against the Southeast Division. It’s just three games away from becoming the first NBA team to go winless within its division.
Cavaliers 107, Heat 100
MIAMI ó LeBron James scored 42 points, Mo Williams got 17 of his 30 in the fourth quarter and the Cavaliers rallied from an 11-point deficit in the final minutes.
Dwyane Wade had 41 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for Miami.
Williams got the comeback going with two 3-pointers to spark a 12-0 run.
Thunder 96, Mavericks 87
OKLAHOMA CITY ó Nenad Krstic scored a season-high 23 points and rookie Russell Westbrook added 17 as part of his first career triple double.
Westbrook had 10 rebounds and 10 assists as the Thunder played without Kevin Durant (sprained ankle) and Jeff Green (back spasms).
Carmelo Anthony will miss the Nuggets’ game at Detroit tonight because he has to deal with a personal matter back in Denver. … The Knicks signed 7-foot-1 center Cheikh Samb to a 10-day contract.