NBA round-up: LeBron grabs stunning 57-point haul

LeBron James came away with the second highest points tally of his career as he helped the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 130-122 win over the Washington Wizards.

James sank 57 points as the Cavaliers ended a four-game losing streak. The four-time MVP sank 23 of 34 field goals, all nine free throws, as well as adding 11 rebounds and seven assists.

The supporting cast were also on form as Derrick Rose (20 points) and Jae Crowder (17) both came away with their highest totals of the season so far.

JJ Redick scored 31 points and hit three crucial late three-pointers in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 121-110 win over the Indiana Pacers.

Ben Simmons also produced a triple double after banking 14 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.

The Chicago Bulls grabbed their first away win of the season after seven players registered double figures in a 105-83 win over the Orlando Magic.

Justin Holiday was on the scoresheet with 19 points, while Lauri Markkanen produced a hat-trick of three pointers.

A 14-point third quarter haul from Andre Drummond proved crucial in the Detroit Pistons’ 105-96 win at the Milwaukee Bucks.

Most of Drummond’s points came from the free throw line after sinking 14 from 16 – an uncharacteristically sharp performance for a player who has shot under 40 per cent during his career.

James Harden grabbed 21 first half points to help the Houston Rockets to a 119-104 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

It was an eighth defeat on the spin for the Hawks, with Eric Gordon and Luc Mbah a Moute each coming away with 20-point totals for Houston.

Kristaps Porzingis scored 37 points to hand New York Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek a first win over former club Phoenix Suns.

Porzingis was just one point away from his career best of 38 in the 120-107 win.

The San Antonio Spurs halted a four-game losing streak after a 108-101 win over the Charlotte Hornets.

Bryn Forbes (22 points) and Rudy Gay (20) were the heroes for the Spurs, who were without the injured Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker.

Demar DeRozan scored a season-high tally of 37 points, as the Toronto Raptors came away with a 109-100 win at the Utah Jazz.

A 22-point second half rampage from Kyrie Irving saw the Boston Celtics rally from 18 down to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-94. It was a seventh win on the spin for the Celtics.

The New Orleans Pelicans started a four-game road trip with a 99-94 win over basement boys Dallas Mavericks.

Anthony Davis had 30 points and 13 rebounds, while Demarcus Cousins added his second 20-20 game of the campaign.

Paul Millsap’s three free throws with 11.8 seconds remaining saw the Denver Nuggets score a dramatic 95-94 win over the Miami Heat.

Brook Lopez came back to haunt former club Brooklyn Nets after hitting six three-pointers in a season-high total of 34, as the Los Angeles Lakers triumphed 114-112.

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