LeBron James made a big three-pointer in the final minute of the second overtime and scored 41 points Sunday, offsetting 43 by Indiana's Paul George, in the host Cleveland Cavaliers' 135-130 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
James added 15 rebounds and 11 assists in 52 minutes, and he also angrily exchanged words with Tristan Thompson during a timeout in the second OT.
James accepted blame and said he apologized to Thompson. "I had good intentions but I was a little bit too demonstrative at that point in the game," he said. "I can't show up my teammates."
Thompson was reluctant to discuss the incident. "We're family," he said. "Little miscommunication in the huddle. Move forward."
Kevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds as Cleveland stayed within a half-game of the first-place Celtics in the East. The Cavs play at Boston on Wednesday.
Charlotte 113, Oklahoma City 101: The Hornets won in Oklahoma City for the first time, despite Russell Westbrook's sixth straight triple-double (40 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists). His 40 triple-doubles are one behind Oscar Robertson's NBA season record of 41.
San Antonio 109, Utah 103: Kawhi Leonard had 25 points and blocked a shot by 7-1 Rudy Gobert to help the host Spurs hold on.
Golden State 139, Washington 115: Stephen Curry hit nine three-pointers and scored 42 points, and Draymond Green had his 19th career triple-double.
Houston 123, Phoenix 116: James Harden (illness) missed his first game of the season, but the visiting Rockets still dealt the last-place Suns their 12th loss in a row.
Boston 110, New York 94: Isaiah Thomas scored 19 points in 24 minutes for the Celtics, who hit 50 victories for the first time in six years.