LeBron leads Cavs over Mavs 127-94
Updated: 2015-03-11 15:07
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives against Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons (25) at American Airlines Center, Mar 10, 2015. The Cavs beat the Mavs 127-94. [Photo/Agencies]
DALLAS - Even without his trademark headband, LeBron James had 27 points and took over sole possession of the Cavaliers' career assists record as Cleveland beat the Dallas Mavericks 127-94 on Tuesday.
James was one of four players with more than 20 points for the Central Division-leading Cavaliers, who have won 12 of their last 13 games against Western Conference opponents and broke a 14-game losing streak in Texas.
Kyrie Irving scored 22 points, while Kevin Love had 21 points and 14 rebounds. J.R. Smith also scored 21 points and Timofey Mozgov, the other starter, had 17.
Chandler Parsons led Dallas with 18 points, while Monta Ellis had 17 and Amare Stoudemire 15. Dirk Nowitzki scored 13 points on only 3-of-10 shooting.
San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard had 24 points, 11 rebounds and matched a career high with five steals, as the Spurs withstood a second-half letdown to beat the Toronto Raptors 117-107 for their sixth straight victory.
Tony Parker added 23 points and nine assists, and Danny Green was 5 for 6 on 3-pointers in scoring 19 points for San Antonio.
Toronto lost its fourth straight despite 32 points from Kyle Lowry and 21 for DeMar DeRozan. Amir Johnson had 16 points and 14 rebounds.
In Indianapolis, reserve Rodney Stuckey had 34 points, six rebounds and seven assists as the Indiana Pacers beat the Orlando Magic 118-86 for their sixth straight victory.