James sparks Lakers past Warriors

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    ATTACK MODE: Lakers star LeBron James shoots over Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins in second half play.

    LEBRON James scored 19 points with six rebounds, while making 7 of 12 shots in a season-low 24 minutes, as Los Angeles pounded visiting Golden State 117-91 on Sunday (Monday in Manila).

    Markieff Morris contributed 13 points and eight rebounds, Alex Caruso also scored 13 and Dennis Schroder collected 12 points and six assists for the Lakers, who rested their starters in the fourth quarter.

    Stephen Curry, who entered the game averaging 29.9 points per game, managed just 16 points, seven assists and three steals as the Warriors had their three-game winning streak end. The Warriors lost Draymond Green late in the second quarter with a left ankle sprain.

    Green, who recorded a career-high 19 assists in a win over the Charlotte Hornets, finished with six points and two assists in 13 minutes.

    Golden State’s Eric Paschall scored 18 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. added 14.

    The Lakers, who led by as much as 35 points, blew the contest open in the first half. They grabbed a 29-point halftime lead and kept Golden State at bay in the second half.

    In other games, it was the Heat 109, Hawks 99; Celtics 111, Wizards 110; Bucks 105, Clippers 100; Hornets 127, Kings 126; Suns 118, Wolves 99; Knicks 109, Pistons 90; and Grizzlies 133, Rockets 84.

    Heat 109, Hawks 99

    Kendrick Nunn scored a team-high 24 points as the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to six games with victory over the Atlanta Hawks.

    Miami received 16 points and 13 rebounds from Bam Adebayo, while Precious Achiuwa and Tyler Herro each had 14 points. Goran Dragic, starting his first game for Miami since Feb. 5, had 13 points.

    South Florida native John Collins returned home and had 34 points with 10 rebounds to lead Atlanta. Collins had 19 points in the third, his career high for a quarter. His 34 points were one short of his season high.

    Celtics 111, Wizards 110

    Jayson Tatum scored 31 points, including the game-winning bucket with 4.7 seconds remaining, as shorthanded Boston edged visiting Washington.

    Kemba Walker had 21 points and Daniel Theis added 20 for the Celtics, who won back-to-back games for the first time since Jan. 24-25 to even their record. Boston played without All-Star Jaylen Brown (left knee soreness).

    Bradley Beal scored 46 points but missed his chance at a game-winner with one second remaining. He finished 16-of-29 with 11 free throws. Russell Westbrook had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and Davis Bertans scored 20 as the Wizards lost for just the second time in their last nine games.