NBA roundup: LeBron James leads Heat past Raptors

LeBron James became the fifth player in NBA history to score 10 points or more in 500 consecutive games.

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LeBron James became the fifth player in NBA history to score 10 points or more in 500 consecutive games.

LeBron James reached his latest milestone in signature style.

James scored a season-high 35 points, Dwyane Wade had 20 and the Miami Heat beat the host Toronto Raptors, 104-95, on Tuesday for their first road victory in three tries this season.


Ray Allen scored 14 points for Miami, which lost at Philadelphia on Oct. 30 and was beaten, 101-100, at Brooklyn on Nov. 1.

James also had a season-high eight rebounds and handed out eight assists as Miami topped 100 points for the fifth straight game, extending their team-record run to begin the season.

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With a putback dunk at 2:31 of the first quarter, James became the fifth player in NBA history to score 10 points or more in 500 consecutive games.

‘‘When I see a stat like that, I'm like ‘Wow,’ because I know the history of the game, I know the guys who paved the way for myself and my teammates,’’ James said. ‘‘To be in such a great class like that, it’s an amazing feeling.’’

James said he was humbled to join Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (with streaks of 787 and 508 games), Michael Jordan (866), Karl Malone (575) and Moses Malone (526) as the only players to accomplish the feat.


‘‘That’s apt company,’’ teammate Shane Battier said.

It was the 162d time during the streak that James has reached 10 points in the opening quarter.

Pacers 99, Pistons 91 — Paul George scored 31 points, and Indiana remained the NBA’s only unbeaten team with a victory over Detroit in Auburn Hills, Mich.

Suns 104, Pelicans 98 — Eric Bledsoe had 25 points, Gerald Green tied a career high with six 3-pointers and Phoenix rallied to win in New Orleans.

Nets 104, Jazz 88 — Brook Lopez scored a game-high 27 points, Deron Williams had 10 points and eight assists and host Brooklyn ended its four-game losing streak to Utah.

Bobcats 102, Knicks 97 — Kemba Walker scored 25 points, Gerald Henderson added 18 and visiting Charlotte held off New York.

Mavericks 123, Lakers 104 — Monta Ellis had 30 points and nine assists, Dirk Nowitzki was one of seven Dallas players in double figures with 11 points and the host Mavericks beat Los Angeles.

Spurs 102, Nuggets 94 — Tony Parker scored 24 points, Tim Duncan had 17 and San Antonio pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat host Denver.

Rockets 116, Trail Blazers 101 — James Harden scored 33 points, Dwight Howard added 29 points and 13 rebounds, and visiting Houston beat Portland.

Hawks 105, Kings 100 — Al Horford had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Paul Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds and Atlanta held off host Sacramento.

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