LeBron comes out on top in Kobe's last game in Cleveland - Wednesday night round-up

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The Golden State Warriors head into the NBA's All-Star break on an 11-game winning streak after a 112-104 victory over Phoenix Suns.

Steph Curry had 26 points, nine rebounds and nine assists before he sat out the final quarter and Klay Thompson added 24 points for Golden State while Archie Goodwin scored 20 and Markieff Morris 19 for the Suns. the Warriors have a 72-10 record for their last 82 games.

Interestingly, the Warriors have a 72-10 record for their last 82 games, a very fitting number considering that's the NBA season record the Chicago Bulls had - which Golden State are trying to break.

The San Antonio Spurs recovered from a 14-point deficit to beat the Orlando Magic 98-96 thanks to Kawhi Leonard's jump-shot with 0.9 seconds left on the clock at the Amway Center. 

Leonard led San Antonio with a 29-point haul, while LaMarcus Aldridge added 21 points and Patty Mills contributed 17 points and seven assists for the Spurs, who won their fourth straight game.

The Spurs stay in 2nd in the Western Conference with a 45-8 record, 3.5 games behind Golden State in first. If the Warriors do falter after the All-Star break then Coach Pop, Tim Duncan and the rest of the Spurs will be ready to pounce and take advantage. 

NBA legends Kobe Bryant and LeBron James battled it out for the last time on the court in Cleveland as the Lakers and Cavs clashed, with the home crowd rising as one in the closing minutes to chant "Ko-be!" at the soon-to-be-retiring superstar.

Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 35 points for the Cavaliers, with James adding 29 points of his own as Cleveland came out on top 120-111. Bryant finished with 17 points for the visitors on his last visit to the Quicken Loans Arena.

Kevin Love did miss the entire second half due to injury but the big man came out after the game to allay any fears, saying he just had a stinger and doesn't expect to miss any time. 

Kemba Walker led the Charlotte Hornets to a 117-95 win over the Indiana Pacers with 25 points and seven rebounds, teaming up excellently with his former UConn college teammate Jeremy Lamb who added 16 for the Hornets in what turned out to be a comfortable win over the Pacers. 

The Pacers struggled badly, with no one really able to back up the exploits of Paul George who finished with 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists. George Hill, Monta Ellis and Miles Turner were the only other Pacers to reach double figures and the latter two only managed 10 each. 

The game wasn't all good for the Hornets, however, as Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a dislocated shoulder after Ian Mahinmi  landed on him while diving for a loose ball. 

Isaiah Thomas and Chris Paul duelled all night long at TD Garden as the Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Clippers 139-134 in an overtime thriller in Massachusetts.

Thomas led all scorers with 36, to go along with four rebounds and 11 assists while CP3 put up a very impressive 35 points, five boards and 13 assist performance as he passed Maurice Cheeks for 11th All-Time in assists. 

DeMarcus Cousins recorded 28 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 114-110 come-from-behind victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Cousins was ably backed up by Darren Collison and Rudy Gay who both broke the 20-point barrier with 25 and 22 point hauls, respectively. The eight-win 76ers made a real fight of this one, pushing the Kings all the way behind Jahlil Okafor's 26-point, 10 rebounds double-double.

The Grizzlies were expected to struggle after losing Marc Gasol to a broken foot, but 20 points from Mike Conley led Memphis to a 109-90 win over Brooklyn Nets. 

The game was won for the Grizzlies in the third quarter, as they drained seven 3-pointers in a 39-point third quarter that blew open the game with Jeff Green putting up four of his own in that quarter alone.

Joe Johnson was scoreless for the Nets, ending the NBA's longest active streak with at least one field goal.

35 points and 11 rebounds from Karl-Anthony Towns saw the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Toronto Raptors 117-112 at the Target Center.

The Raptors were cruising until the T'Wolves found a new gear and managed to overcome an 18-point deficit, with Toronto-born Andrew Wiggins scoring 13 of his 26 in the fourth. Demar Derozan had 35 for the Raptors but it wasn't enough to secure the win.  

Will Barton scored 15 of his 20 points in the final quarter as the Denver Nuggets won 103-92 over a depleted Detroit Pistons side.

The Pistons had to do without three starters in Reggie Jackson, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Ersan Ilyasova as the Nuggets took advantage to great effect, with six players reaching double-figure point totals.  

Dennis Schroder had 18 points to guide the Atlanta Hawks to a 113-90 win over the Chicago Bulls in Illinois.

Pau Gasol had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Chicago after being selected to replace Jimmy Butler in the All-Star Game and Doug McDermott added 17 off the bench, but it wasn't enough for a Bulls team who have lost 13 of their last 18. 

Jrue Holiday scored 21 points as New Orleans Pelicans ended Utah Jazz's seven-game winning streak with a 100-96 triumph.

Anthony Davis had a quiet night by his standards, putting up just 19 points and four boards, while Derrick Favors' 29 was only enough to keep the Jazz close.

A surging Portland Trail Blazers side beat the Houston Rockets 116-103 on Damian Lillard's 31 points.

Rockets interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff called his side a "broken team" and you can see why as James Harden and Dwight Howard scored 34 and 28 each with nobody else managing to net more than nine points. 

The Blazers head into the All-Star break after winning three in a row and eight of their last nine. 


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