Lakers & Nets post victories

CLEVELAND (AP) — It’s not smart to disrespect the king. LeBron James went on a tear in the fourth quarter on his former home court in Cleveland, scoring 23 of his 46 points to keep the Los Angeles Lakers unbeaten on the road with a 115-108 win. The scoring spree came as a response to someone sitting among Cleveland’s front office group in the socially-distanced front row across from the Cavs’ bench.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nets continue to win with their dynamic backcourt duo. James Harden and Kevin Durant each scored 20 points despite three relatively quiet quarters, and the Brooklyn Nets broke away with a big run in the fourth to beat the Miami Heat 98-85. Kyrie Irving added 16 points for the Nets, who completed a sweep of the Heat in two games.