Highlights of Tuesday's NBA games

Highlights of Tuesday's NBA games
By Reuters

15/03/2017 at 07:03

March 14 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's National Basketball Association games:

Cavaliers 128, Pistons 96

LeBron James remained on his triple-double craze and helped lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to an easy 128-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.

James finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists in 28 minutes, taking off the entire fourth quarter of the blowout.

James has four triple-doubles this month, including three in his past four games. He compiled a career-high 10 this season and has 52 triple-doubles to his name over 14 seasons -- not counting the playoffs.

Detroit was led by 17 points from Tobias Harris. Reggie Jackson, who scored at least 19 points in four of his previous five games, shot 3 of 13 and finished with six points.

Thunder 122, Nets 104

Russell Westbrook picked up his 33rd triple-double of the season as Oklahoma City won its third straight game.

Westbrook finished with 25 points, 19 assists and 12 rebounds, Victor Oladipo had 21 points and Enes Kanter scored 17 points off the bench for the Thunder, who won on the road for the first time since a 114-105 victory over New Orleans on Jan. 25.

Brook Lopez scored 25 points, Jeremy Lin had a season-high 24 and Randy Foy added 13 points for the Nets, who have yet to win consecutive games this season.

Pelicans 100, Trail Blazers 77

Marcus Cousins scored 22 points and Anthony Davis added 15 points and 15 rebounds to lead New Orleans.

The victory for the Pelicans, their second straight, was only the third in nine games with Cousins and Davis playing in tandem since Cousins was acquired from Sacramento. Cousins added nine rebounds, three assists and three steals.

The Trail Blazers were paced by Damian Lillard, who scored 29 points. Portland won five of its last six games, but shot 30.3 percent and finished far below their 108.6 points per game average.

Knicks 87, Pacers 81

Carmelo Anthony recorded 22 points and 13 rebounds, and New York turned in one of its more sparkling defensive efforts of the season by turning back Indiana.

The Knicks held the Pacers to 36.8 percent shooting from the floor. Indiana converted only nine of its 41 second-half shots as New York stormed back from a 13-point deficit in the third quarter.

Willy Hernangomez had 13 points and 14 rebounds coming off the bench while Derrick Rose scored 16 for the Knicks. Paul George topped Indiana with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

Warriors 106, 76ers 104

Stephen Curry celebrated his 29th birthday with some late fireworks, saving 12 of his game-high 29 points for a fourth-quarter rally that propelled Golden State past Philadelphia.

Klay Thompson had 28 points and Draymond Green 20 for Golden State, which moved a half-game up on the idle San Antonio Spurs for the best record in the league. The Warriors trailed by as many as 16 points in the third quarter and were down 90-78 entering the final period before limiting the 76ers to 14 fourth-quarter points.

Dario Saric had 25 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the 76ers, who completed a four-game Western swing with a 1-3 record.

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