NBA Wrap: LeBron and Cavs end Wizards’ home streak

The Cleveland Cavs snuck past Washington in OT by 140-135 thanks to Kyrie Irving 11 point haul, which included a tie-breaking three-pointer with 35 seconds left.

Irving finished with 23 points, while LeBron James hit 32 points and made 17 assists. James had earlier taken the game into overtime with a buzzer-beating three-pointer of his own before fouling out.

Kevin Love added 39 points for the Cavs as they ended the Wizard's 17-game home streak.

Bradley Beal hit 41 points and made eight assists for Washington.



In Minneapolis, the Heat recorded an 11th win in a row as they held off a Minnesota comeback to win 115-113.

Goran Dragic netted seven three-pointers for a career-high 33 points while Hassan Whiteside added 19 points and 13 rebounds.

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 35 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Timberwolves as they lost a fourth straight game.

Andrew Wiggins (27) missed two chances to win the game in the final few seconds.

Paul George scored 21 points and Jeff Teague added 17 as Indiana rallied to beat Oklahoma City 93-90.

The win was Indiana's seventh-straight, its longest streak in almost two years.

Russell Westbrook top scored for Oklahoma City with 27 points, a season-high 18 rebounds and nine assists, just missing out on a 26th triple-double for the season.

Blake Griffin's triple-double was in vain as Toronto triumphed over the Clippers 118-109.

DeMar DeRozan scored 31 points for the Raptors.

Griffin ended with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, but it wasn't enough as the Clippers slumped to a third straight defeat against the Raptors.

Kyle Lowry hit 24 points and Jonas Valanciunas added 21 points plus 12 rebounds for his 20th double-double of the season.

Gordon Hayward netted 30 points as Utah beat Atlanta 120-95.

Dennis Schroder led Atlanta with 21 points.

The Lakers ended a 12-game on-the-road losing streak as Lou Williams hit 22 points and Nick Young added 17 as Los Angeles defeated New York 121-107.

Julius Randle and Brandon Ingram scored 14 points each for the Lakers, who won for just the third time in 13 games.

They had lost 17 of their previous 18 games away, the only victory coming on Dec. 16 against the 76ers.

Carmelo Anthony top scored for the Knicks with 26 points while Kristaps Porzingis and Brandon Jennings added 16 points each.

In New Orleans, Anthony Davis scored 34 points as the Pelicans downed the Suns 111-106.

Jrue Holiday added 30 points, including five in the last 90 seconds as New Orleans ended a four-game losing streak.

E'Twaun Moore also scored 12 points for the Pelicans.

T.J. Warren hit 20 points for the Suns, while Devin Booker, Eric Bledsoe and Leandro Barbosa added 14 points each.

Andre Drummond scored 16 points and pulled down 17 rebounds as Detroit scored a big 113-96 win over Philadelphia, who lost their fourth straight game.

Seven Detroit players made double figures. Marcus Morris scored 19 points while Reggie Jackson hit 14. Jon Leuer, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Aron Baynes each had 12.

Jahlil Okafor netted 16 points for the 76ers.

The Denver Nuggets were 110-87 winners against the Dallas Mavericks thanks to Will Barton's 31 points; the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the San Antonio Spurs 89-74 as Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol both scored 15 points.

In the last match of the evening, the Sacramento Kings lost 107-112 against the Chicago Bulls thanks to top performances by Dwyane Wade with 31 points and Michael Carter-Williams added 21. The top scorer for Sacramento was Ty Lawson who came off the bench to score 22 points, four rebounds and seven assists.

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