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James scored 26 points in the Lakers' win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
LeBron James, who had been injured, scored 26 points to help the Los Angeles Lakers end the three-game winning streak of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Lakers won their third consecutive game 113-101.
James, the top-scorer, was unable to play in the last two games due to an ankle injury. He also had eight assists against his former team.
Carmelo Anthony, a fellow star, added 24 points (including six three-pointers) to play a crucial role in the victory.
After trailing for most of the game, the Lakers took the lead in the third quarter. Cleveland was held to 16 points in the final quarter to secure the win.
The Brooklyn Nets, pre-season favorites for the title, overcame a slow start and won 105-98 against the Indiana Pacers.
The Nets overcame a 16 point deficit in the second quarter and came from behind to take the points.
James Harden ended the game with 29 points and eight assists, while Kevin Durant scored 22 points. The Nets won this game earlier in the week.
Scott Barnes, a rookie from Toronto Raptors, scored 21 points to help Orlando Magic beat Toronto Raptors 110-109. Magic trailed Magic by 12 points with two minutes left and had a chance at winning it in the last seconds, but Cole Anthony missed his chance.
Miami Heat extended their winning streak to three games, with a 114-99% win over Charlotte Hornets. Tyler Herro scored 26 points off the bench.
Los Angeles Clippers lost to Portland Trail Blazers with a 111-92 win. The Portland Pelicans were defeated by the Sacramento Kings. In Dallas, the Denver Nuggets won convincingly over the Mavericks.
Friday's NBA results
Toronto Raptors 110-109 Orlando Magic
Brooklyn Nets 105-98 Indiana Pacers
Miami Heat 114-99 Charlotte Hornets
New Orleans Pelicans 109-113 Sacramento Kings
Denver Nuggets 106-75 Dallas Mavericks
Portland Trail Blazers 111 -92 LA Clippers
LA Lakers 113-101 Cleveland Cavaliers