Roundup: Lebron James eclipses 20,000 points

Orlando’s Andrew Nicholson drives to the basket between Indiana’s Gerald Green and Tyler Hansbrough.
John Rauox
Orlando’s Andrew Nicholson drives to the basket between Indiana’s Gerald Green and Tyler Hansbrough.

LeBron James became the youngest player in NBA history to score 20,000 points and also surpassed 5,000 assists on a milestone night Wednesday, leading the Miami Heat to a 92-75 victory over the undermanned Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif.

On a road trip that has had more bad news than good, James rewrote the headlines and the record book. He finished with 25 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds.

James eclipsed both marks before halftime, helped Miami go ahead by 34 points in the third quarter and allowed coach Erik Spoelstra to rest his starters — without debate — for the fourth.


Dwyane Wade added 15 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and Mario Chalmers scored 15 for the Heat, who had lost three of their last four away from home.

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Spurs 103, Grizzlies 82 — Tony Parker had 17 points and 11 assists and Tim Duncan added 19 points to help San Antonio extended its home winning streak to 13 games.

The Spurs shot 58 percent from the field in becoming just the third team to score more than 100 points against the Grizzlies.

Rudy Gay scored 17 points as all five starters scored in double figures for Memphis, which lost its third straight. Marc Gasol had 12 points, Tony Allen and Zach Randolph each had 11 and Mike Conley 10.

Bulls 107, Raptors 105 — Luol Deng hit a tiebreaking jump shot with 3 seconds left in overtime and visiting Chicago sent Toronto to its third straight loss.


Carlos Boozer had a season-high 36 points and 12 rebounds, and Joakim Noah added 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulls.

Deng scored 19 points and Richard Hamilton had 15 as Chicago won its fourth straight road game.

Thunder 117, Nuggets 97 — Russell Westbrook scored 32 points, Kevin Martin had 20, and host Oklahoma City snapped Denver’s six-game winning streak.

The Thunder opened a 16-point lead in the first quarter and remained in control throughout, pulling their starters for the fourth quarter with a 25-point edge.

Denver mounted an 11-0 run against Oklahoma City’s last five but that still only cut the deficit to 101-84.


Mavericks 105, Rockets 100 — Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points, O.J. Mayo hit two tiebreaking free throws, and host Dallas held off a Jeremy Lin-led surge to get by Houston.

Lin and James Harden combined to score the last 18 points for the Rockets, who erased an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit and got even at 97.

After Elton Brand blocked a layup attempt by Harden, Mayo hit both free throws after getting fouled on a layup at the other end.

Kings 95, Wizards 94 — DeMarcus Cousins had 21 points and 16 rebounds while Tyreke Evans and John Salmons each scored 21 points to help host Sacramento slip by Washington.

With the score tied, Evans was fouled on a drive to the basket with 11.4 seconds left. He made one of two free throws to give the Kings a 95-94 lead.

The Wizards’ Bradley Beal missed a runner in the closing seconds and John Wall followed with a desperation shot from inside the foul lane that never hit the rim.

Hawks 109, Nets 95 — Jeff Teague had a career-high 28 points and 11 assists, Zaza Pachulia finished two assists shy of a triple-double and host Atlanta stopped Brooklyn’s winning streak at seven.

The Hawks, who had lost six of seven, almost doubled their point total from Monday night’s 97-58 loss at Chicago.

Cavaliers 93, Trail Blazers 88 — Kyrie Irving scored 31 points, Tristan Thompson added 19 points and 13 rebounds, and visiting Cleveland snapped a four-game losing streak by edging Portland.

Magic 97, Pacers 86 — Nikola Vucevic had 16 points and 15 rebounds to help Orlando snap a six-game home losing streak with a victory over Indiana.