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LeBron James leads Cavaliers to ninth straight win

James has 30 points and 11 rebounds as Cleveland beats New Jersey, 96-88, and ties a franchise record with its 57th victory of the season.

March 23, 2009|Associated Press

Cleveland 96, at New Jersey 88: LeBron James had 30 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for the Cavaliers, who won their ninth straight game and tied a franchise record with their 57th victory. They improved the NBA's best record to 57-13.

Miami 101, at Detroit 96: Dwyane Wade scored 39 points for the Heat and Udonis Haslem made the go-ahead jump shot with 6.3 seconds left. Wade also blocked two shots in the final 30 seconds, helping fifth-place Miami stretch its lead over Detroit to three games in the Eastern Conference standings.

Oklahoma City 97, at Minnesota 90: Kevin Durant scored 30 points and Jeff Green had 17 for the Thunder. Durant has scored more than 20 points in 16 of his last 17 games.

at New Orleans 99, Golden State 89: Chris Paul scored 27 points and David West had 23 as the Hornets coasted to their third consecutive victory.

Philadelphia 112, at Sacramento 100: Andre Iguodala made his first 10 shots and scored 27 points, and the 76ers ended a two-game skid.

at Toronto 100, Clippers 76: The Raptors won for only the second time in 11 games and handed the Clippers their 10th defeat in 12 games.

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