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James inspires Cavaliers; Warriors' big 3 combines for 89; Ibaka downs Oklahoma City

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Hornets (6-3) 93, Cavaliers (8-1) 100

LeBron James (19p/8r/8a) led the Cavaliers to victory with an 11-point fourth quarter performance. Channing Frye (20/3/0) shot 50% (6/12) from three for his franchise-high. Kevin Love (17/11/4) and Tristan Thompson (4/12/0) had big nights on the glass as Kyrie Irving (19/3/4) and Iman Shumpert (15/3/2) contributed to the win.

Kemba Walker (21/2/4) had a rough night from the field (8/21) as the game got away from Charlotte, who took a one-point lead into the fourth quarter. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (11/10/2) had a double-double. Marvin Williams (16/6/2) and Nicolas Batum (15/9/7) made strong contributions.

Magic (4-6) 119, Thunder (6-4) 117

Serge Ibaka (31/9/0) had a night to remember as he notched a career-high on his first return to the Chesapeake Energy Arena, and produced four blocks. The backcourt duo of Elfrid Payton (23/7/9) and Evan Fournier (21/2/5) combined for 44 points as Orlando got the win off an Ibaka mid range with 0.4 seconds to go.

Russell Westbrook's (41/12/16) third triple-double of the season couldn't save the Thunder from dropping their third straight game. The point guard missed a chance to give OKC the lead with 12 seconds to go. Steven Adams (13/10/0) and Enes Kanter (16/8/1) made their presence felt in the front court.

Lakers (6-5) 99, Timberwolves (3-6) 125

Andrew Wiggins (47/4/3) had 25 points at half-time as he went on to record a huge career best in this blowout win. Nemanja Bjelica (24/8/3) also had a career-high as Karl-Anthony Towns (22/12/2) added another double-double to his collection.

Lou Williams (17/5/4) led the L.A. Lakers in scoring as they were humbled in Minneapolis. Brandon Ingram (10/1/1) had the second double-digit scoring game of his NBA career.

Suns (3-8) 120, Warriors (8-2) 133

The Golden State Warriors' big four combined for 103 points as they showcased their full array of talent in this high-scoring encounter. Stephen Curry (30/6/6) continued his recent form, shooting 5/9 from deep. Klay Thompson (30/2/1) got it going in the fourth with 14 points. Kevin Durant (29/9/5) had 2 blocks. Draymond Green (14/7/11) was close to a triple-double.

TJ Warren (20/3/2) extended his impressive start to the season as Devin Booker (19/4/3) and Eric Bledsoe (20/3/5) posed a threat all night in the backcourt. Leandro Barbosa (11/1/4) was given a hero's welcome on his return to the Oracle Arena.

Nuggets (3-7) 105, Trail Blazers (7-4) 112

Damian Lillard (32/8/6) set a new franchise record for total points after 10 games as the Portland Trail Blazers won their fifth game out of the last six. CJ McCollum (21/3/4) was just 9/23 from the field. Maurice Harkless (17/6/0) had a good outing.

Kenneth Faried (18/14/1) had an unreal first quarter as the Denver Nuggets came flying out of the traps. Danilo Gallinari (19/7/1) was 3/5 from three on the night. Jamal Murray (19/5/1) had a career-high.

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