LeBron joins Big O in victory
CLEVELAND – LeBron James joined Oscar Robertson's elite company and Kevin Love scored a season-high 34 points in the Cavaliers' 117-103 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday.
James joined Robertson as the only players in NBA history to rank in the top 25 in both scoring and assists. James' assist on Kevin Love's three-pointer with five minutes left in the second quarter gave him 6,387, moving him ahead of Norm Nixon and into 25th place.
James is 19th on the all-time scoring list and should pass Reggie Miller for 18th place Wednesday night at Toronto.
Robertson ranks 11th all-time in scoring (26,710) and sixth in assists (9,887).
Forward Andrew Nicholson scored 18 points off the bench and center Nikola Vucevic had 12 points and five rebounds for the Magic, which rallied from an early 12-point to take a 42-34 lead in the second quarter before Love heated up.
Love scored 17 in a row for the Cavs during a 5½-minute stretch in the second quarter that included three 3-pointers. He set a season high for points by halftime and the Cavs cruised to their 11th consecutive win in this series.
•HORNETS RALLY BEHIND WALKER'S 39: Kemba Walker scored 39 points, including a put-back of a missed layup that clinched the game with 5.9 seconds left, and Charlotte battled back from 22 points down in the second half to beat the visiting Kings 127-122 in overtime. Nicolas Batum had 18 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for the Hornets, who have won four of their last five games. Jeremy Lin had seven of his 14 points in overtime. It was the second-largest comeback in franchise history. DeMarcus Cousins had 30 points and 11 rebounds for Sacramento.
•HEAT COOL OFF KNICKS: Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh each scored 16 points, and the Heat ended New York's four-game winning streak with a 95-78 victory over the Knicks in Miami. Carmelo Anthony scored 21 points for New York, which has lost 13 of its last 16 games in Miami. Rookie Kristaps Porzingis missed 11 of 18 shots, but still had 20 points and 14 rebounds.
•MONROE SPARKS BUCKS: Greg Monroe had 20 points and 13 rebounds in his first game against his former team, leading the host Bucks to a 109-88 victory over the Pistons. Andre Drummond had 15 points and 15 rebounds for Detroit, but appeared to hurt himself late in the second quarter. He walked slowly up the court holding his left side after trying to defend Monroe.
•SUNS GO COLD: Kawhi Leonard had 24 points and 13 rebounds and the Spurs held the visiting Suns to season-low production in a 98-84 victory. Phoenix was averaging 106.5 points per game, but was held to season-lows in the first half (34) and total points and committed a season-high 28 turnovers. Tony Parker had 20 points and eight assists for San Antonio, which is off to an 11-3 start.