NBA Wrap: LeBron reaches milestone, Heat win

NBA Wrap: LeBron reaches milestone, Heat win
November 6, 2013, 12:30 am
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LeBron James became the fifth player in NBA history to score 10 points or more in 500 consecutive games. (USA Today Images)

TORONTO -- LeBron James reached his latest milestone in signature style.

James scored a season-high 35 points, Dwyane Wade had 20 and the Miami Heat beat the Toronto Raptors 104-95 on Tuesday for their first road victory in three tries this season.

Ray Allen scored 14 points for Miami, which lost at Philadelphia on Oct. 30 and was beaten 101-100 at Brooklyn on Nov. 1.

James also had a season-high eight rebounds and handed out eight assists as Miami topped 100 points for the fifth straight game, extending their team-record run to begin the season.

With a putback dunk at 2:31 of the first quarter, James became the fifth player in NBA history to score 10 points or more in 500 consecutive games (see full recap).

Pacers down Pistons to stay unbeaten
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Indiana Pacers lost six of their first nine games last season - and they seem intent on making up for that in 2013.

"We just want play well and get out of the gates," center Roy Hibbert said. "We're an experienced team and we know every win's important."

Paul George scored 31 points, and the Pacers remained the NBA's only unbeaten team with a 99-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.

Indiana matched its best start in franchise history. The Pacers are 4-0 for the first time since the 2004-05 season.

Indiana blew a 15-point lead in the first half but took control again with a strong third quarter. C.J. Watson had 15 points and David West finished with 12 for the Pacers. Hibbert had eight points, 10 rebounds and seven blocks (see full recap).

Spurs rally to keep Nuggets winless
DENVER -- Tony Parker scored 24 points, Tim Duncan had 17 and the San Antonio Spurs pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Denver Nuggets 102-94 on Tuesday night.

Kawhi Leonard added 14 points and Tiago Splitter 12 for the Spurs, who beat the Nuggets for the fifth time in the last eight meetings at the Pepsi Center.

Ty Lawson had 20 points to lead Denver, which is still seeking its first win of the season under first year coach Brian Shaw.

Kenneth Faried scored 15 points and had eight rebounds in his return to the starting lineup after coming off the bench in Denver's first two games while dealing with a sore hamstring (see full recap).

Walker, Bobcats hold off Knicks
NEW YORK -- Kemba Walker just loves playing at Madison Square Garden.

Walker scored 25 points despite suffering a shoulder injury midway through the third quarter and not returning until the middle of the fourth and the Charlotte Bobcats held off a late New York rally to beat the Knicks 102-97 on Tuesday night.

"It didn't feel too good at the time. A little pop real quick, but I'm fine. I had x-rays and I'm fine," Walker said. "I always like winning, especially here against the Knicks. It's always fun."

Walker led UConn to the 2011 Big East tournament championship at MSG as the Huskies won five games in five nights. He averaged 21 points against New York last year (see full recap).

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