James injured in Cavs win

The Cleveland Cavaliers claimed a 108-102 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday but will go into Sunday's match against Indiana Pacers with LeBron James in doubt due to injury.

James was the star of the show in Cleveland on Friday with 31 points, four rebounds and 13 assists, but his ambition of playing in all 82 regular-season games for the first time in his 13-year career is in doubt after the four-time MVP was kneed in the left thigh with 9:18 left in the fourth quarter. 

He continued playing but when he was subbed with less than three minutes on the clock, James admitted that he was "sore" and would need "around-the-clock treatment to try to get ready for Sunday."

Nerlens Noel impressed for Philadelphia with 18 points, 12 rebounds and a pair of assists.

The Orlando Magic handed the Toronto Raptors their first loss of the season when then won 92-87 on Friday after Tobias Harris had 20 points, including what turned out to be a match-winning free-throw late on.

Victor Oladipo added 18 points and CJ Watson 12 as the Magic won their first match against Toronto in 12.

DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points and had seven rebounds for the Raptors.

The Boston Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 118-98 after Jared Sullinger scored 21 points, eight rebounds and three assists.

Bradley Real impressive for Washington with 24 points, but his lone hand wasn't enough to lead the Wizards to victory.

Kobe Bryant scored 18 points as the LA Lakers beat the winless Brooklyn Nets 104-98 for their first win of the season.

Brook Lopez scored 23 points, had 10 assists and a rebound in what was an impressive performance in a losing effort for the centre.

The Milwaukee Bucks beat the NY Nicks 99-92 away from home while Paul George scored 36 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to inspire the Pacers to a 90-87 victory over the Miami Heat.

The Atlanta Hawks beat New Orleans Pelicans 121-115 despite Anthony Davis' 43 points and 10 rebounds for the hosts.

Marcus Morris scored 20 points as the Detroit Pistons beat the Phoenix Suns 100-92, while the Golden State Warriors continued their unbeaten run thanks to Stephen Curry's 34 points in their 119-104 win over the Denver Nuggets.

James Harden scored 43 points, 13 assists and six rebounds as the Houston Rockets beat the Sacramento Kings 116-110.

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