James delivers for Cavaliers
LeBron James dropped a long 3-pointer with 47.4 seconds left and added two free throws with 8.7 seconds to go as the Cleveland Cavaliers improved to 30-1 at home with a 97-93 win over the Orlando Magic last night.
With Cleveland trailing, 93-92, in a game soaked in playoff intensity, James, wearing green-and-white Nikes to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, pulled up in front of Orlando's bench and coldly knocked down his 3-pointer. Magic center Dwight Howard was called for a 3-second violation on Orlando's next trip, giving the ball back to Cleveland.
James was then fouled while shooting and made his two free throws.
76ers 94, Lakers 93 - Andre Iguodala scored 25 points, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, and Philadelphia overcame a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to stun host Los Angeles.
Kobe Bryant scored only 11 points during a foul-plagued 33 minutes.
Warriors 127, Clippers 120 - Monta Ellis matched his season high with 29 points to power host Golden State.
Hawks 119, Kings 97 - Al Horford had 23 points and 12 rebounds as host Atlanta rolled to its sixth straight victory.
Mavericks 103, Pistons 101 - Dirk Nowitzki scored 30 points and host Dallas led from start to finish against a Detroit squad that was missing Richard Hamilton (groin), Rasheed Wallace (calf), and Allen Iverson (back).
Spurs 93, Timberwolves 86 - Tony Parker scored 24 points and host San Antonio won despite playing without Tim Duncan, who sat out to rest his ailing knees.
Jazz 103, Wizards 88 - Deron Williams scored 8 of his 12 points in the third quarter and Carlos Boozer finished with 13 points and 15 rebounds to lift host Utah.