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DENVER---Cleveland s LeBron
James had 22 points and 11 assists
as the Cavaliers overcame a poor
shooting night by their new Big
Three and held on for a 110-101 win
at the Denver Nuggets, Friday
Among other results, Memphis
extended its unbeaten start to the
season to six games with a tight win
at Oklahoma City, Charlotte s Lance
Stephenson sank the long winning
basket to give the Hornets a dou-
ble-overtime victory over Atlanta,
and Brooklyn beat city rival New
York in their first clash of the sea-
Cleveland won despite James,
Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving com-
bining for just 19 of 45 from the
floor. The Cavaliers had seven players
score in double figures to pull out
a win following two successive losses
to start the road trip.
Cleveland wound up with 25
assists two nights after the team tied
a franchise-record worst with just
six in a loss at Utah.
Randy Foye scored 28 points for
the Nuggets, who have dropped four
in a row. Denver was without point
guard Ty Lawson due to an ankle
Memphis made it six from six by
winning 91-89 at Oklahoma City.
The Thunder had a chance to
snatch victory on the last play but
Serge Ibaka missed a 3-pointer from
beyond the top of the key at the
Mike Conley scored 20 points,
Courtney Lee scored 17 points and
Zach Randolph added 16 for the
Reggie Jackson had 22 points for
the Thunder, who again played with-
out injured stars Kevin Durant, Rus-
sell Westbrook and other key play-
ers.Charlotte s Lance Stephenson
made a 33-foot jumper off the glass
in the second overtime, lifting the
Hornets to a 122-119 win over
Stephenson inbounded the ball to
Marvin Williams and got it back in
a handoff before connecting from
Al Jefferson scored a season-high
34 points for the Hornets while
Stephenson added 17 points and 13
rebounds as the Hornets snapped a
six-game home losing to the Hawks.
Al Horford led Atlanta with 24
Brooklyn s Deron Williams scored
a season-high 29 points to lead the
Nets over New York 110-99.
Brook Lopez added 20 points and
nine rebounds for the Nets, who had
beaten the Knicks just once on their
home floor since moving from New
Jersey to Brooklyn in 2012.
Williams had only one 30-point
game all last season, when he battled
ankle injuries, but he looked back
in his old form with 10-of-15 shoot-
ing and six assists.
Carmelo Anthony scored 19 points
but shot 5 of 20 for the Knicks, who
dropped their third in a row.
Sacramento s Rudy Gay hit a go-
ahead turnaround jumper with 1:07
left in the second overtime and that
gave the Kings a 114-112 victory at
Phoenix and a fifth-consecutive win.
Kings center DeMarcus Cousins
had 25 points and a season-high 18
rebounds before fouling out with
34.7 seconds left in regulation.
Eric Bledsoe had 23 points and
eight assists for the Suns, who were
outscored 22-11 in the fourth quar-
ter.At 5-1, Sacramento is off to its
best six-game start for 15 years.
Toronto cruised to a 103-84 home
win over Washington, with Kyle
Lowry having 13 points, 10 assists
and a season-high 11 rebounds for
his first triple-double of the season.
DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points
for the Raptors, who are off to the
first 5-1 start in team history.
Otto Porter scored 13 points and
Kris Humphries had 11 for the Wiz-
ards, who lost for the first time since
a season-opening defeat at Miami.
Washington shot 30 for 83 for a
season-worst 36.1 percent.
Chicago s Mike Dunleavy scored
12 of his season-high 27 points in
the third quarter, and the Bulls held
on for the 118-115 win at Philadel-
Jimmy Butler had 23 points and
Pau Gasol added 17 points and 12
rebounds for the Bulls, who improved
to 4-0 on the road.
Chicago point guard Derrick Rose
sat out after he aggravated ankle
sprains in Wednesday s win over
Milwaukee. He is day to day.
Tony Wroten had a career-high
31 points for Philadelphia, which fell
to 0-6 for its worst start since losing
its first 15 in 1972-73 when they set
an NBA record for futility by finishing
9-73. Boston s Jared Sullinger scored
11 of his 17 points in the fourth quar-
ter to steer the Celtics to a 101-98
win against Indiana.
Orlando rookie Aaron Gordon had
six of his 17 points in overtime, and
the Magic earned their first home
win of the season by defeating Min-
Dallas talisman Dirk Nowitzki had
27 points and 10 rebounds to help
the Mavericks coast to a 105-82 win
Detroit s Kentavious Caldwell-
Pope had 19 points in the Pistons
98-95 victory over Milwaukee. (AP)
Cavaliers unconvincing in win over Nuggets
SAO PAULO---Nico Rosberg edged
Mercedes teammate and title rival
Lewis Hamilton to take pole posi-
tion for the Brazilian Grand Prix
Rosberg was fastest with a lap of
1 minute, 10.023 seconds, just 0.033
seconds ahead of Hamilton.
Local favorite Felipe Massa was
third and his Williams teammate
Valtteri Bottas finished fourth.
Rosberg had already led Hamilton
in all three practice sessions this
He trails Hamilton by 24 points
in the overall standings and needs
to win in Brazil today to have a real
shot at his first title.
The championship can t be decid-
ed at Interlagos because the race in
Abu Dhabi later this month will be
worth double points.
It was the 10th pole position for
Rosberg in 18 races this season.
Hamilton apparently lost some
time as he locked his right-front
tire in his final qualifying lap, losing
a chance to challenge his teammate.
Sebastian Vettel, who won the
race at Interlagos last year, had
mechanical problems early and just
barely made it past the first qual-
ifying session, but he was still able
to guarantee sixth place on the grid,
one spot ahead of Jenson Button of
McLaren. Fernando Alonso will start
eight with Ferrari, two spots ahead
of teammate Kimi Raikkonen. Daniel
Ricciardo of Red Bull finished ninth
on the grid.
Sergio Perez of Force India and
Adrian Sutil of Sauber lost seven
grid positions because of penalties
carried from the US Grand Prix.
Hamilton can clinch the title with
consecutive second-place finishes
in the last two races, or by coming
third in Brazil and second in Abu
Dhabi on November 23.
Mercedes has finished 1-2 in 10
of the 17 races this year, and clinched
the constructors championship with
three races to spare. It has 14 vic-
tories between the two drivers, one
short of the season record shared
by Ferrari and McLaren.
Hamilton is going for his sixth
win in a row and 11th in the season.
Rosberg has four victories, but none
since the German GP in July. Neither
driver has won in Brazil.
The times fell considerably com-
pared to previous years because the
track was completely resurfaced for
this year s race. The pole time was
just short of the track record of
1:09.822 set by Rubens Barrichello
with a Ferrari in 2004. Rosberg s
lap was the fastest for a pole posi-
tion, though, ahead of Barrichello s
1:10.646 that same year. The fastest
lap in a race (1:11.473) was set by
Juan Pablo Montoya in 2004 with
Drivers struggled with slippery
conditions in the practice sessions,
but the track steadily gained more
grip during the weekend.
Qualifying was run under dry
conditions despite the constant
threat of rain in Sao Paulo.
There will be only 18 cars on the
grid for the second race in a row.
Marussia was shut down on Fri-
day, while Caterham has a crowd-
funding project underway to try to
return to the grid in Abu Dhabi.
Rosberg wins pole position for Brazilian GP
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, right, drives past Denver
Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler during the first quarter of an NBA
basketball game in Denver on Friday night. Cavaliers won 110-101.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, right, and teammate Nico Rosberg, of Germany, celebrate after the
qualifying session for the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil,
yesterday. Rosberg clocked the fastest time and will depart first and Hamilton will depart in second place today.
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