NBA Tuesday night round-up: Lebron scorefest and three OT wins

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LeBron James had another high scoring night for the Miami Heat as they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on a night where the NBA served up three overtime endings.

Miami Heat 100-96 Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron scored 43 points on his return to his former side as the Heat ran out four point winners over the struggling Cavaliers.

The two teams level pegged for much of the game but two James free throws gave the Heat a four point lead with just seconds left on the clock.

James hit 25 points in the first quarter and tied his career best for points in a single quarter which he set during his memorable 61-point game against the Charlotte Bobcats earlier this month.

Toronto Raptors 113-118 Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta Hawks Paul Millsap hit a triple/double as the Hawks needed overtime to defeat the Toronto Raptors.

Millsap scored 19 points with 13 rebounds and 10 assists as he was Atlanta's top performer on the night; Jeff Teague also scored 34 to help the Hawks to victory.

Toronto's DeMar DeRozan led the team in scoring with 29 points, more than he had managed in his previous two games but still saw his team crash to an overtime loss.

Milwaukee Bucks 115-120 Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers needed overtime to secure a five point victory over the NBA's worst team the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Trail Blazers took the win with Wesley Matthews leading the scoring with 26 as Portland picked up their 25th home win of the season.

Brandon Knight tried to inspire the Bucks to a rare win in Portland as he scored 24 on the night but couldn't take his team past the Trail Blazers.

Washington Wizards 111-117 Sacramento Kings

The Sacramento Kings outscored the Washington Wizards 17-11 in overtime to give the Kings their first win in three.

Rudy Gay, DeMarcus Cousins and Isaiah Thomas all tied on 24 as the Kings top scorers on the night to lead them to a home win.

Bradley Beal and Marcin Gortat both tied as the Wizards top scorers with 19 points but it wasn't enough to guide the Wizards to a win in Sacramento.

Orlando Magic 89-103 Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors condemned the Orlando Magic to a 31st road loss of the season with the second win in regulation time tonight.

Unsurprisingly Stephen Curry led the Warriors on the night with 23 points as they were short-handed but still too strong for the Magic.

Nikola Vucevic led the Magic with 15 points which was the lowest tally by any of the highest team scorers on the night and his Magic side crashed to the Warriors.

Miami Heat
Toronto Raptors
Washington Wizards
Portland Trail Blazers
Golden State Warriors
Cleveland Cavaliers
Orlando Magic
Atlanta Hawks
Milwaukee Bucks
Sacramento Kings

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