James lifts Cavaliers with big 4th quarter

The Baltimore Sun

For three quarters, he was ordinary. Then, when it mattered most, LeBron James was unstoppable.

James scored 39 points, including 24 in the fourth, to help the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers rally for a 93-90 victory over the Toronto Raptors yesterday.

"I just felt like I was out there by myself," said James, who went 8-for-10 from the field in the fourth. "Everything was going right for me, and I just felt like I was out there in practice."

The Cavaliers, who trailed by 13 points going into the fourth, have won five of six games to improve to 17-17.

James struggled in the first three quarters, making six of 19 attempts.

Spurs 88, Clippers 82 -- Tim Duncan had 17 points and 17 rebounds to help San Antonio win at Los Angeles. Manu Ginobili, back for the Spurs after missing five games because of a sprained left index finger, scored 23 points.

Nuggets 109, 76ers 96 -- Allen Iverson scored 38 points in host Denver's victory over his former team, Philadelphia. Carmelo Anthony (Towson Catholic) added 23 points for the Nuggets.

Grizzlies 101, Heat 94 -- Pau Gasol had 28 points and 13 rebounds as host Memphis gave Miami its seventh straight loss. Rudy Gay (Archbishop Spalding) added 22 points for the Grizzlies.

Lakers 112, Pacers 96 -- Kobe Bryant scored 26 points, Andrew Bynum had 23 points and 13 rebounds, and Los Angeles won at home over Indiana for its 12th victory in 15 games.

Mavericks 101, Timberwolves 78 -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 30 points, and visiting Dallas handed Minnesota its eighth consecutive loss. The Mavericks have won four straight.

Bucks 93, Bobcats 89 -- Andrew Bogut scored 25 points, including a short hook shot with 19 seconds left, to lead Milwaukee over host Charlotte.



Steals, a season high, for the Wizards in their win over the SuperSonics yesterday. Caron Butler and Antonio Daniels each had four.

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