Irving, Love, James score 20 or more as Cavaliers top Grizzlies
MEMPHIS - Kyrie Irving scored 24 points, Kevin Love added 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers rolled to a 111-89 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
LeBron James finished with 20 points and Timofey Mozgov added 14 for Cleveland, which won its fourth straight and eighth in its past nine. J.R. Smith had 13 points for Cleveland, which shot 51 percent and was 14-for-34 from three-point range.
Marc Gasol led Memphis with 18 points, while Beno Udrih scored 15. Memphis ended its three-game winning streak. The 22-point loss was the biggest of the season at home for Memphis.
•PACERS BEAT CLOCK: George Hill's driving layup with 2.7 seconds left lifted the Indiana Pacers over the Washington Wizards 103-101, ending the Pacers' six-game losing streak. Hill scored 29 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter as Indiana rallied from a 10-point deficit. Washington's John Wall scored 17 of his season-high 34 points in the final quarter.
•HE'S CHAMBERLAIN-LIKE: DeAndre Jordan raised the NBA's best shooting percentage above 71 percent by making all seven shots and scoring 14 points in helping the Los Angeles Clippers pound the Knicks 111-80 in New York. Shooting all night from either right at or above the rim, Jordan hiked his season mark to 71.3, which would be second only to Wilt Chamberlain's 72.7 in 1972-73.
•LOPEZ STAYS HOT: Brook Lopez had 34 points and 10 rebounds as the visiting Brooklyn Nets handed the Charlotte Hornets their fifth loss in their past six games, 91-88. The 7-foot center came into the game on a tear, having scored at least 26 points in each of his past three games.
•HAWKS RALLY IN FOURTH: Paul Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks ended a three-game losing streak with a 95-83 victory over the host Orlando Magic. Jeff Teague added 16 points, despite spraining his left ankle in the first quarter. The Hawks trailed by as many as 13 in the first half but outscored the Magic 27-12 in the fourth quarter.
•HEAT FIND A WAY: Goran Dragic had 22 points and seven assists, and the banged-up Miami Heat beat the Celtics 93-86 in Boston. Luol Deng scored 15 points for Miami, and Udonis Haslem had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Henry Walker and Tyler Johnson also scored 12 points apiece. Miami played without Dwyane Wade, Hassan Whiteside and Chris Andersen because of injuries.
•RAPTORS CLINCH PLAYOFF SPOT: Jimmy Butler scored 23 points and Pau Gasol 18 as the Chicago Bulls won 116-103 over the Raptors in Toronto. Despite the loss, Toronto clinched a playoff spot when Boston and Charlotte lost. Greivis Vasquez had 22 points for the Raptors, and DeMar DeRozan added 20.