Cavs snap skid, Grizzlies down Rockets

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers is guarded by Matt Barnes (L) of the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, CaliforniaThe NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers snapped a two-game skid, with Kyrie Irving leading the way with 26 points in a 120-108 victory over the Kings in Sacramento. Kyle Korver, recently arrived in a trade from Atlanta, added 18 points off the bench and superstar LeBron James contributed 16 points and 15 assists in his latest outing in the city where he made his NBA debut in 2003. The Cavs responded with a 16-4 scoring run that included seven points from Korver.

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Irving, Korver shine as Cavaliers usurp battling Kings

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Sacramento Kings(The Sports Xchange) – Kyrie Irving scored 26 points, Kyle Korver added 18 and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off a series of runs by the Sacramento Kings to post a 120-108 victory at the Golden 1 Center on Friday. LeBron James had 16 points and 15 assists, and Cleveland (29-10) snapped a two-game skid in his annual visit to the city where he made his debut in 2003. James' teams have now won nine times in his 12 visits against the Kings.

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NBA-Irving, Korver shine as Cavaliers usurp battling Kings

Kyrie Irving scored 26 points, Kyle Korver added 18 and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off a series of runs by the Sacramento Kings to post a 120-108 victory at the Golden 1 Center on Friday. LeBron James had 16 points and 15 assists, and Cleveland (29-10) snapped a two-game skid in his annual visit to the city where he made his debut in 2003. James’ teams have now won nine times in his 12 visits against the Kings.
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Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Saturday, Jan 14

Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Saturday (times GMT): SOCCER Premier League Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion (1230) Burnley v Southampton (1500) Hull City v Bournemouth (1500) Sunderland v Stoke City (1500) Swansea City v Arsenal (1500) Watford v Middlesbrough (1500) West Ham United v Crystal Palace (1500) Leicester City v Chelsea (1730) Chelsea seek to extend lead without Costa LONDON – Chelsea will seek to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League but make the trip to champions Leicester City amid reports that their key striker Diego Costa has been dropped from the …
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Celtics’ Thomas sinks Hawks in Horford’s return to Atlanta

Thabo Sefolosha (R) of the Atlanta Hawks attempts a steal against Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics at Philips ArenaBoston guard Isaiah Thomas drained the game-winner in the waning seconds Friday to make first-year Celtics teammate Al Horford victorious in his return to Atlanta. The Celtics triumphed 103-101, snapping the Hawks' seven-game winning streak. Thomas sealed the win with a step-back jump shot with two seconds left, scoring 13 of his game-high 28 points in the fourth quarter.

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Westbrook’s 19th triple-double not enough for Thunder

Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder scored 21 points with 11 rebounds and 12 assists in 36 minutes on the court against the Minnesota TimberwolvesOklahoma City star Russell Westbrook's 19th triple-double of the season wasn't enough as the Thunder fell 96-86 to the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis. Westbrook, the NBA's leading scorer and top candidate for Most Valuable Player honors as the season approaches the halfway stage, scored 21 points with 11 rebounds and 12 assists in 36 minutes on the court.

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Jordan emerges as backbone of title-hungry Clippers

NBA: Indiana Pacers at Los Angeles ClippersBy Jahmal Corner LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – After years of playing the third wheel in a trio of standouts DeAndre Jordan has quietly become the backbone of a Los Angeles Clippers team eager to keep their window of contention from slamming shut. With Chris Paul aging and Blake Griffin ailing, it's Jordan's seven-foot disruption in the paint that is now the franchise's most dependable asset. "(Jordan) is a beast," Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel told reporters after his team's loss to the Clippers on Wednesday.

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NBA-Jordan emerges as backbone of title-hungry Clippers

By Jahmal Corner LOS ANGELES, Jan 13 (Reuters) – After years of playing the third wheel in a trio of standouts DeAndre Jordan has quietly become the backbone of a Los Angeles Clippers team eager to keep their window of contention from slamming shut. With Chris Paul aging and Blake Griffin ailing, it’s Jordan’s seven-foot disruption in the paint that is now the franchise’s most dependable asset. “(Jordan) is a beast,” Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel told reporters after his team’s loss to the Clippers on Wednesday.
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Reuters Sports Schedule at 1420 GMT on Friday, Jan 13

Reuters sports schedule at 1420 GMT on Friday (times GMT): SOCCER Premier League We bring you the latest news ahead of this weekend’s fixtures which includes the clash between arch rivals Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday. (SOCCER-ENGLAND-CLUB/ expect throughout, 300 words) African Nations Cup finals (to Feb. …
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Leonard scores 31 as Spurs thrash slumping Lakers

Kawhi Leonard helped the San Antonio Spurs to a 134-94 win against the Los Angeles Lakers at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TexasKawhi Leonard poured in 31 points in just three quarters as the San Antonio Spurs dominated in every facet of play with a emphatic 134-94 blowout of the Los Angeles Lakers. San Antonio's 134 points were a season high, as were the 72 points scored by the Spurs in the first half and the overall margin of victory of 40 points. Pau Gasol added 22 points for San Antonio, while LaMarcus Aldridge and Tony Parker added 13 each, all in just three quarters of the lopsided game.

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