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There were six games on the NBA schedule on Saturday night as the Cleveland Cavaliers got back over .500 with a win over the Indiana Pacers.
Kevin Love scored a season-high 28 points to lead the charge while he also had 10 rebounds and went 9-of-13 from the field in a stellar performance.
“I felt good,” Love said. “I wouldn’t say it was a breakout game, but I was efficient, especially in the first quarter. It was a breakout first quarter.”
Kyrie Irving added 24 points while LeBron James had 19 as Cleveland won their third straight game after losing four in a row and they now sit at 8-7 for the season.
Over in the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Clippers picked up a road win over the Utah Jazz with Blake Griffin going for 28 points, six rebounds and three assists.
Gordon Hayward responded with 30 points for the hosts, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Jazz from falling to defeat which leaves them at 5-12 for the season while the Clippers improve to 11-5.
Meanwhile, James Harden fired the Houston Rockets to victory over the Milwaukee Bucks as he filled the stat line with 34 points, six rebounds, eight assists and four steals.
Jason Terry also had a big game as the Rockets played a sixth consecutive game without Dwight Howard who is still struggling with a knee strain.
Nevertheless, they are 13-4 for the season despite the absence of their big center for a prolonged period of time, while the Bucks slip to 10-8.
Dallas Mavericks 110-103 Philadelphia 76ers
New Orleans Pelicans 80-83 Washington Wizards
Charlotte Hornets 75-105 Atlanta Hawks
Indiana Pacers 97-109 Cleveland Cavaliers
Los Angeles Clippers 112-96 Utah Jazz
Houston Rockets 117-103 Milwaukee Bucks