Heat 100, Cavaliers 96
With his sidekick Dwyane Wade taking the night off, James scored 25 points in the first quarter. For the game, he converted 14-of-19 shots from the field, including six-of-eight from three-point range.
James, who played seven years with the Cavaliers, now has a 13-1 record against his old team since he left in 2010 for the Heat (46-19).
The short-handed Cavaliers (26-42) had six players score in double figures, but were without top two scorers Kyrie Irving (strained biceps tendon) and Luol Deng (sprained ankle).
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Hawks 118, Raptors 113 (overtime)
Jeff Teague scored 34 points and forward Paul Millsap had his first career triple-double as the Atlanta Hawks edged past the Toronto Raptors in overtime.
Millsap, playing his 600th NBA game, had 19 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists as the Hawks (31-35) recorded their season-best fifth straight win after losing 14 of the previous 15 contests.
DeMar DeRozan scored 29 and fellow guard Kyle Lowery added 20 for the Atlantic Division leader Raptors (37-29).
Lowery scored on a drive with 8.1 seconds left to send the game into overtime at 106-106.
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