NBA round-up

Kyrie Irving

The Cleveland Cavaliers got back to winning ways with a 99-84 win over the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA.

Kyrie Irving top scored with 29 points while LeBron James added 27 as the inconsistent Cavaliers led from the off and were never caught.

The San Antonio Spurs registered a 37th straight home victory as they saw off the spirited LA Lakers 106-102.

Kevin Durant scored 40 points for the Thunder, who see a five-game winning run snapped.

The Portland Trail Blazers earned a 96-79 win over the Houston Rockets, the Charlotte Hornets beat the Washington Wizards 108-104 and the Indianapolis Pacers were too strong for the Detroit Pistons, winning 112-104.

The Philadelphia 76ers were inspired by Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel as they beat the Brooklyn Nets 103-98, the Minnesota Timberwolves finished strongly to beat the Chicago Bulls 112-105 while the Dallas Mavericks earned a 114-110 overtime victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Elsewhere, the Utah Jazz beat the Phoenix Suns 98-89.