Highlights of Thursday's NBA games

Fri Dec 5, 2014 1:32am EST
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(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Thursday's National Basketball Association games:

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Cavaliers 90, Knicks 87

Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 37 points to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to a win over the New York Knicks. Carmelo Anthony missed a last-second three-pointer that would have tied the game as the Knicks (4-16) fell to their worst start in franchise history through 20 games. LeBron James added 19 points and 12 assists for Cleveland (10-7), who won their fifth successive game. Tim Hardaway Jr led New York with 20.

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Warriors 112, Pelicans 85

The Golden State Warriors held the New Orleans Pelicans to 12 second-quarter points while building a 13-point lead, then gradually pulled away in the second half for an 11th consecutive victory. The Warriors (16-2) improved their league-best record while also matching the franchise record for consecutive wins, set initially during the 1971-72 season. Klay Thompson paced the Warriors with 23 points while Stephen Curry added 19 points and 11 assists. Anthony Davis hit 14 of his 19 shots en route to a game-high 30 points for the Pelicans (8-9).

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Trail Blazers 88, Pacers 82   Continued...

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (2) and New York Knicks shooting guard Iman Shumpert (21) chase after a loose ball during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports