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LeBron James shines at point guard; Celtics beat Knicks; Clippers continue undefeated start

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Bulls (0-3) 112; Cavs (3-1) 119

During a rare start at point guard, LeBron James lead his Cleveland Cavaliers to a 119-112 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night. After a slow first half, James (34/2/13) was 13-of-20 from the field and 4-of-5 from the free throw line to extend the Cavs' record to 3-1 while the Bulls move to 0-3. Not only did James tie Zydrunas Ilgauskas for the most regular-season games played in Cavs franchise history (771), but he also became the only active player to put up 20-plus points and 10-plus assists at four starting positions. Justin Holiday (25/4/1) and rookie Lauri Markkanen (19/8/0) played well for Chicago.

Nets (2-2) 121; Magic (3-1) 125

Aaron Gordon scored a career-high 41 points to help the Orlando Magic defeat the Brooklyn Nets 125-121 on Tuesday night. Gordon (41/14/2) was 5-for-5 from 3-point range, and 14-of-18 from the field in 37 minutes. He also scored a go-ahead 3-pointer with 36 seconds remaining in the game. Evan Fournier (28/6/4) also had a good night for the Magic. The Nets missed three consecutive 3-point shots in the dying moments of the game, with their best player on the night being D'Angelo Russell (29/5/1).

Knicks (0-3) 89; Celtics (2-2) 110

Jaylen Brown celebrated his 21st birthday by playing one of the best games of his young career, helping the Boston Celtics beat the New York Knicks 110-89 along the way. Both Brown (23/4/0) and Jayson Tatum (22/4/2) played well for the Celtics on Tuesday night, as did Kyrie Irving (20/3/7) meaning after losing their first two games of the season, the Celtics have now won two straight. The Knicks, however, remain winless through their first three games of the season, with Enes Kanter (16/19/0) being their best player on the night.

Pacers (2-2) 130; T'Wolves (2-2) 107

Victor Oladipo and Cory Joseph shined for the Indiana Pacers to help them win 130-107 against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. Oladipo scored 28 points (28/3/3), while Joseph added 21 (21/5/2) to help the Pacers set a franchise record for shooting percentage with 66.7% on the night. Karl-Anthony Towns (28/7/2) was the best player on the night for the Timberwolves, who couldn't follow up on their thrilling last-second win against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Pelicans (1-3) 93; Blazers (3-1) 103

CJ McCollum helped the Portland Trail Blazers extended their NBA-record winning streak in home openers to 17 games with a 103-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. McCollum (23/4/2) scored 16 of his 23 points in the final quarter to help the Blazers achieve a 3-1 start for the first time since the 2011-12 season. Damian Lillard (13/5/7) and Evan Turner (13/7/4) each added 13 points. DeMarcus Cousins (39/13/3) was the best player on the night for the Pelicans as he gained his fourth straight double-double to start the season, but the team will be more concerned with Anthony Davis, who departed the game with a left knee injury in the first quarter.

Jazz (2-2) 84; Clippers (3-0) 102

Blake Griffin and Patrick Beverley performed well on the court to help the unbeaten Los Angeles Clippers beat the Utah Jazz 102-84 on Tuesday night. All of the Clippers' starters managed to score double-figures on the night, with Griffin (22/9/6) and Beverley (19/4/5) scoring the most. The team is playing well despite losing three of their starters from last season. Rookie Donovan Mitchell (19/2/1) was the best player for the Jazz, but no other player on the team managed to score more than 12 points on the night.

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