New Orleans moved to within two percentage points of Oklahoma City in the chase for the Western Conference’s final playoff spot. The Nets lost their fourth straight.
LeBron James had 27 points, making him one of four players with more than 20 for Cleveland, which has won 12 of its last 13 games against Western Conference opponents.
Jordan Hill led seven Lakers in double figures with 16 points, and Los Angeles beat the Detroit Pistons 93-85 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
Derrick Favors had 29 points and 12 rebounds, and Utah won its third straight, tying a season high, as both teams struggled on offense.
Derrick Favors had 29 points and 12 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the New York Knicks 87-82 on Tuesday night to tie a season high with their third straight victory.
Kawhi Leonard had 24 points, 11 rebounds and matched a career high with five steals, and the San Antonio Spurs withstood a second-half letdown to beat the Toronto Raptors 117-107 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.
Even without his trademark headband, LeBron James had 27 points and took over sole possession of the Cavaliers’ career assists record as Cleveland beat the Dallas Mavericks 127-94 on Tuesday night.
Alexis Ajinca and Quincy Pondexter each scored 17 points and the New Orleans Pelicans moved within percentage points of eighth place in the Western Conference by beating the Brooklyn Nets 111-91 on Tuesday night.
Reserve Rodney Stuckey had 34 points, six rebounds and seven assists, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Orlando Magic 118-86 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.
Phil Jackson’s Bulls averaged 70.5 regular-season wins during back-to-back championship years in the mid-90’s.
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