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CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James scored a season-high 31 points, including his 9,000th career field goal, and the Cleveland Cavaliers recorded their fifth straight victory, 108-102 over the winless Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.

James remained in the game after taking a hard fall driving to the basket early in the fourth quarter. He was on the court for a couple of moments and limped to the bench after being checked by a trainer. James was pulled with 2:31 remaining and Cleveland (5-1) leading 104-90.

James, who scored 18 points in the third quarter, reached his latest milestone with a dunk late in the second quarter to become the 20th player in NBA history - and fifth active - to record 9,000 field goals.

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Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor scored 18 points each for Philadelphia (0-5).


NEW YORK (AP) - Kobe Bryant scored 18 points, his highest performance since opening night, and Los Angeles beat winless Brooklyn for its first victory of the season.

Rookie D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson each scored 16 points for the Lakers (1-4), while the Nets dropped to 0-6.

The Lakers' 11-point lead was down to three in the final half-minute but they forced a 5-second violation on an inbounds pass. Bryant then made four straight free throws for a 102-95 lead while receiving loud cheers, as he did all night.

Brook Lopez had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Nets, while Joe Johnson scored 22 points.


NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Kyle Korver scored 22 points, hitting all four of his 3-point shots, and Atlanta won its sixth straight over winless New Orleans.

Anthony Davis tied a career high with 43 points, but injury-decimated New Orleans dropped to 0-5 under new coach Alvin Gentry.

Paul Millsap also scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Atlanta, which had six players score in double figures, shot 53.2 percent and led by double digits for much of the game. The Hawks fended off a furious comeback attempted in the fourth quarter, when New Orleans briefly tied it.

Eric Gordon scored 22 and Ish Smith had a career-high 11 assists for New Orleans.


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Tobias Harris had 20 points, including what turned out to be the decisive free throw, and Orlando handed Toronto its first loss of the season.

Victor Oladipo added 18 points, and reserve C.J. Watson had 12 as the Magic snapped an 11-game losing streak to the Raptors.

Trailing 88-86 after Harris' free throw, Toronto had a chance to take the lead but Jonas Valanciunas was forced to put up an awkward runner that rolled off the rim, and was rebounded by Orlando.

The loss ended what had been a franchise-best 5-0 start for Toronto.

DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 23 points and Kyle Lowry added 17.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Paul George scored 36 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Indiana to a victory over Miami.

George, who missed almost all last season when he broke his right leg in a Team USA scrimmage, put the finishing touches on his best performance of the early season by icing the game at the free throw line with 4.1 seconds left.

Chris Bosh led the Heat with 21 points and 11 rebounds. In scoring 14 first-half points, Bosh helped the Heat build a 13-point lead. But a balanced effort by George and the bench allowed Indiana to creep back to tie the game at 49 at halftime.

Justice Winslow finished with 13 points and eight rebounds while Goran Dragic added 11 points for the Heat, who were playing the second night of a back-to-back.


BOSTON (AP) - Jared Sullinger scored 21 points, Isaiah Thomas added 16 points and eight assists and Boston ended a three-game losing streak by beating Washington.

Jae Crowder had 12 points and 10 rebounds, Kelly Olynyk added 19 points and Evan Turner scored 16 as the Celtics won for the first time since opening night with a dominant performance at home.

Bradley Beal led Washington with 24 points. John Wall, who fell into foul trouble early, finished with 13 points and eight assists.


NEW YORK (AP) - John Hensen scored 22 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo had 20 to lift Milwaukee to a win over New York.

Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 17 points. Derrick Williams had 15 and Kristaps Porzingis added 14 points and 13 rebounds.

The Bucks never trailed, opening a game-high 14-point lead, 44-30, on Jerryd Bayless's 3-pointer with 7:35 left in the second quarter.

With the score tied at 81 in the fourth quarter, Milwaukee scored the next seven points and went ahead 95-86 on Khris Middleton's 3-pointer with 1:57 left.

The Knicks pulled within 95-90, but Middleton hit two free throws with 19 seconds left and New York never got closer.