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LeBron James' 55 points include spectacular second-half spurt

James scores 16 points during an 18-4 run in the first 2:50 of the third quarter that takes the Cleveland Cavaliers from six down to eight up in an 111-103 victory over the Bucks at Milwaukee.

February 21, 2009|Associated Press

Cleveland 111, at Milwaukee 103: LeBron James' 55 points included 16 during an 18-4 run in the first 2:50 of the third quarter when the Cavaliers went from six down to eight up. He would've had two more then if he hadn't missed two free throws. "Just got in the zone, man," said James, who made a 33-foot shot at the halftime buzzer. "Every shot that I made tonight, every shot that we all made tonight, we needed."

Orlando 92, at Charlotte 80: Rafer Alston had eight assists in his first game for the Magic.

at Houston 93, Dallas 86: Aaron Brooks made a key three-pointer with 24 seconds left.

Indiana 112, at Minnesota 105: The Pacers' T.J. Ford needed stitches for a badly cut forehead.

Washington 107, at New Jersey 96: In a rarity, the Wizards won consecutive games.

Sacramento 115, at Memphis 106: Seven of the Kings' eight players were in double figures.

at Chicago 116, Denver 99: Ben Gordon scored 37 points for the short-handed Bulls.

at New York 127, Toronto 97: David Lee had 16 of his 24 in the Knicks' 42-point first quarter.

at Phoenix 140, Oklahoma City 118: The Suns' Leandro Barbosa scored 41 points.

at Portland 108, Atlanta 98: LaMarcus Aldridge led the Trail Blazers with 24 points.

at Lakers 115, New Orleans 111 (OT): Hornets fade after rallying to tie in regulation.

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