NBA Roundup: Cavs setting records after win over Nets
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. ó LeBron James had 30 points and 11 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers won their ninth straight game, beating the New Jersey Nets 96-88 on Sunday night to tie a franchise record with their 57th victory.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 18 points and became the career leader in blocked shots for the Cavaliers, who improved the NBA’s best record to 57-13. One more win would also make the Cavs the winningest team in their history. Cleveland went 57-25 in both 1988-89 and 1991-92.
Rockets 87, Spurs 85
SAN ANTONIO ó The Houston Rockets are tops in Texas and the Southwest Division once again.
Luis Scola dropped in the winning layup with 11.2 seconds left after a bullet pass from Yao Ming, and the Rockets rallied in the fourth to wrest first place in the division from the San Antonio Spurs with an 87-85 victory Sunday.
Heat 101, Pistons 96
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. ó Dwyane Wade scored 39 points for Miami and Udonis Haslem hit the go-ahead jumper with 6.3 seconds left.
Wade also blocked two shots in the final 30 seconds, helping fifth-place Miami stretch its lead over Detroit to three games in the Eastern Conference standings.
Thunder 97, Timberwolves 90
MINNEAPOLIS ó Kevin Durant scored 30 points and Jeff Green added 17 to lead Oklahoma City to the victory.
Durant has scored more than 20 points in 16 of his last 17 games for the Thunder, who improved to 7-5 in their last 12 games.
Raptors 100, Clippers 76
TORONTO ó Chris Bosh had 16 points and 13 rebounds and Shawn Marion added 14 points and 13 boards for Toronto.