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LeBron James joined Oscar Robertson as one of the best dual-threat players in NBA history. David Liam Kyle/NBAE/Getty ImagesCLEVELAND -- LeBron James joined Oscar Robertson as the only other player in NBA history to rank in the top 25 all time in both points and assists on Monday.

James joined the elite company when he found Kevin Love for a corner 3-pointer with 5 minutes remaining in the second quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 117-103 win over the Orlando Magic. It was his fifth assist of the game and 6,387th of his career, passing Norm Nixon for No. 25 all time.

James finished the night with 13 assists. He also scored 15 points and needs just six more to pass Reggie Miller (25,279 points) for No. 18 on the all-time scoring list.

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Durant, Thunder rout Jazz 111-89 (November 24, 2015)
Associated Press [ Source: ESPN ]

Oklahoma Thunder's Kevin Durant warms up before an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/George Frey)

SALT LAKE CITY -- Kevin Durant quickly answered any questions about his hamstring injury.

Durant had 27 points and six rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Utah Jazz 111-89 on Monday night.

It was Durant's first game since he strained his left hamstring in the second quarter of a 125-101 victory at Washington on Nov. 10. The All-Star forward played the whole first quarter against Utah and scored 11 points.

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Leonard has 24, Spurs defense shines in 98-84 win over Suns (November 24, 2015)
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San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard (2) scores over Phoenix Suns defenders Tyson Chandler (4), Brandon Knight (3) and P.J. Tucker (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO -- Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs kept taking the ball away from the Phoenix Suns. Over and over. All night long.

Leonard had 24 points and 13 rebounds, and the Spurs forced 28 turnovers in a 98-84 victory over the sloppy Suns on Monday.

Phoenix was averaging 106.5 points, but was held to a season-low point total while committing a season high in turnovers. The Suns were without point guard Eric Bledsoe, who missed the second game of a back-to-back with a sore left knee.

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Andrew Wiggins scores 32 as Wolves drop Sixers to 0-15 (November 24, 2015)
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Minnesota Timberwolves player forward Andrew Wiggins (22) drive the ball around Philadelphia 76ers guard Isaiah Canaan in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

MINNEAPOLIS -- Through another seemingly interminable losing streak, the Philadelphia 76ers have been done in by some of the NBA's biggest names.

Tim Duncan rallied the Spurs to a win. Dirk Nowitzki broke the Sixers' hearts for Dallas. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh blitzed Philadelphia over the final seven minutes in Miami.

Andrew Wiggins joined that list Monday night, and the Minnesota Timberwolves believe the 20-year-old star will one day deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as those other big names.

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Monroe helps Bucks beat Pistons 109-88 (November 24, 2015)
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Milwaukee Bucks' Greg Monroe is fouled shooting past Detroit Pistons' Aron Baynes (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

MILWAUKEE -- Greg Monroe put together a big night against his former team. His new teammates also had a lot of fun.

Monroe had 20 points and 13 rebounds, leading the Milwaukee Bucks to a 109-88 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday.

"I am trying to win every game," Monroe said. "They just happen to be my former team. No matter who comes in here, I going to come in with the same focus. That is do what I need to do to help my team win on that night. They just happen to be the only other team I have played for."

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Wade, Bosh score 16 each, Heat roll past Knicks 95-78 (November 24, 2015)
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Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh (1) celebrates after scoring against the New York Knicks during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Miami. The Heat won 95-78. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

MIAMI -- No one had a big scoring night for Miami, which was not an issue. Having great defensive numbers is considerably more important to the Heat right now anyway.

And they stifled the New York Knicks.

Miami forced New York into missing 15 out of 16 shots in one early stretch, part of what became a 95-78 Heat victory on Monday and the Knicks' worst shooting performance in their last 212 games -- a mere 32 percent effort. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh each scored 16 points for the Heat, who snapped New York's four-game winning streak.

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LeBron leads Cavs past Magic, joins Robertson on elite list (November 24, 2015)
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LeBron James. NBA twitter account photo

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James joined Oscar Robertson on an exclusive NBA list, and Kevin Love scored a season-high 34 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers remained unbeaten at home with a 117-103 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday night.

James had 15 points and 13 assists and joined Robertson, the legendary "Big O," as the only players in league history to rank in the top 25 in career points and assists.

With his fifth assist, James moved past Norm Nixon (6,386) into 25th place and moved alongside Robertson, who finished his Hall of Fame career with 26,710 points and 9,887 assists. James will soon eclipse Robertson's scoring total and is a good bet to pass Robertson on the assists list as well.

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Walker's 39 points lift Hornets over Kings 127-122 in OT (November 24, 2015)
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kemba Walker put the Charlotte Hornets in prime position for a big win when he made a driving one-handed scoop layup with 0.7 seconds left in regulation.

"Yeah, I thought it was over," Walker said with a smile.

Instead, Sacramento scored on an alley-oop inbounds play, forcing Walker and the Hornets to dig a little deeper for a 127-122 comeback win over the Kings on Monday night.

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Altamirano predicts 'interesting' UAAP Finals (November 24, 2015)
Camille B. Naredo [ Source: ABS CBN News ]


MANILA, Philippines – National University (NU) head coach Eric Altamirano expects an "interesting" UAAP Season 78 Finals between the top-seeded University of Santo Tomas (UST) and the second-seeded Far Eastern University (FEU).

The Growling Tigers advanced to the Finals after dethroning the Bulldogs last Sunday, while the Tamaraws leaned on Mac Belo's buzzer-beater to nip Ateneo de Manila University in the other Final Four match-up.

It is the first time in 36 years that UST and FEU will meet in the Finals, and Altamirano, who led NU to the UAAP Season 77 title, believes that the best-of-three series will be a toss-up.

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When no one else did, FEU coach Racela gave UST a chance (November 24, 2015)
Mark Giongco [ Source: Inquirer ]

FEU head coach Nash Racela knew what UST is capable of even before the 78th UAAP Season started. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMany counted University of Santo Tomas out and among the few who felt otherwise — that the Growling Tigers could be this good — is also the same man who will be at the opposite side of the UST bench on Wednesday.

It was three months ago when Nash Racela made a bold Final Four prediction that no other UAAP coach was able to foresee.

“I don’t think they’re in the bottom four,” Racela said of UST, a week before the UAAP season started. “I think they will challenge everybody.”

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