NBA Basketball

James scores 44, tops 7,000 assists

(AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

CLEVELAND (AP) Standing at midcourt, LeBron James spun the ball on his index finger as the final seconds ticked off the clock.

He had the Hornets turning in circles all night.

James scored 17 of his season-high 44 points in the fourth quarter and reached another career milestone as the Cleveland Cavaliers won their fourth straight, 116-105 over Charlotte on Saturday.


Points Per Game
Rank Name PPG
1 A. Davis, NO31.4
2 R. Westbrook, OKC30.9
3 D. Cousins, Sac28.8
4 J. Harden, Hou28.2
5 D. DeRozan, Tor27.8
6 D. Lillard, Por27.6
7 K. Durant, GS26.2
8 I. Thomas, Bos26.0
9 S. Curry, GS25.9
10 J. Butler, Chi25.4
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Rebounds Per Game
Rank Name RPG
1 H. Whiteside, Mia14.6
2 A. Drummond, Det13.6
3 D. Jordan, LAC12.8
4 D. Howard, Atl12.4
5 M. Gortat, Was11.8
6 R. Gobert, Uta11.5
7 A. Davis, NO11.4
8 N. Vucevic, Orl11.0
9 R. Westbrook, OKC10.8
10 D. Cousins, Sac10.7
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Assists per game
Rank Name APG
1 J. Harden, Hou11.4
2 R. Westbrook, OKC11.3
3 J. Wall, Was9.5
4 L. James, Cle9.1
5 C. Paul, LAC9.0
6 D. Green, GS7.4
7 K. Lowry, Tor7.3
8 T. Frazier, NO7.3
9 R. Rondo, Chi7.0
10 J. Teague, Ind6.8
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