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CLEVELAND---LeBron James scored
32 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers
made their first 11 3-point attempts,
including nine in the first quarter,
to rout the Atlanta Hawks 127-94 in
the NBA on Saturday night.
The Cavaliers became the first team
in NBA history to go 9 for 9 or better
from behind the arc in a quarter,
according to information provided to
the team by the Elias Sports Bureau.
James hit three three-pointers in
the period, while Kevin Love and Joe
Harris had two apiece.
Cleveland, which rallied from a 19-
point deficit in the fourth quarter to
beat Boston on Friday, needed no dra-
matics this time. The Cavaliers, who
have won four straight, scored 41
points in the first quarter, including
11 by James in the opening 3:34.
Paul Millsap scored 16 points for
the Hawks, whose four-game winning
streak was ended.
James, who didn t play in the fourth
quarter, was 13 of 20 from the field.
Kyrie Irving added 20 points and six
players reached double figures for
In Sacramento, DeMarcus Cousins
had 25 points and ten rebounds, help-
ing the Sacramento Kings beat the
San Antonio Spurs 94-91.
The Kings, who had squandered
leads of 24 and 26 points in losing
their previous two games, ended a
nine-game losing streak to the Spurs,
who had won 21 of the past 22 meet-
Darren Collison had 19 points and
Rudy Gay scored 18 for the Kings,
who committed only nine turnovers.
Cousins sat out the entire second
quarter with foul problems, and left
the game briefly after getting a cut
over his left eye late in the third quar-
ter. He was limited to just under 27
Manu Ginobili had 21 points, Kawhi
Leonard and Danny Green scored 16,
and Tim Duncan finished with 15
points and eight rebounds.
At Memphis, Tennessee, Marc
Gasol scored 23 points, Zach Randolph
added 17 points and 22 rebounds, and
the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Detroit
Mike Conley added 18 points and
Courtney Lee had 12 for the Grizzlies,
who maintained the best record in
the NBA (9-1).
Kyle Singler scored 21 points, going
5 of 7 from 3-point range to keep the
Pistons close. Greg Monroe had 16
points and 11 rebounds for Detroit,
while Brandon Jennings scored 14
points and Josh Smith finished with
At Chicago, AJ Price, Luis Scola
and Solomon Hill all scored 21 points,
and the injury-plagued Indiana Pacers
beat the Chicago Bulls 99-90.
Chris Copeland added 13 points for
the Pacers, who were without six
Jimmy Butler had 32 points and
Pau Gasol finished with 12 points and
six rebounds for the Bulls, which
played without the injured Derrick
Chris Paul scored seven of his 32
points in the final 2:56 and had nine
assists, Blake Griffin added 19 points,
and the Los Angeles Clippers beat
the Phoenix Suns 120-107.
DeAndre Jordan finished with 18
rebounds and 12 points for the two-
time defending Pacific Division cham-
pions, who were coming off a loss to
the NBA champion San Antonio
Spurs. Spencer Hawes had 14 points
and eight boards off the bench.
Reserve Gerald Green scored 26
points for Phoenix and was ejected
with 1:57 remaining after picking up
his second technical foul.
In other games, the Dallas Maver-
icks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves
131-117, the Washington Wizards
downed the Orlando Magic 98-93
and the Golden State Warriors beat
the Charlotte Hornets 112-87. (AP)
girl has died of a heart
attack while playing a bas-
ketball match in southern
Spain, according to her
Benidorm basketball club
says Alicia Fernandez
Romero died from "sudden
death syndrome" during a
match on Friday.
Club sports director Dario
Cornejo told COPE Radio
that Fernandez asked to be
substituted "because she
felt dizzy" and shortly after
"collapsed" on the bench.
He added that medical staff
could not revive her with
The Spanish basketball
federation and Spain s
Sports Council have
expressed their condolences.
knocked out the previously
unbeaten Kubrat Pulev in the fifth
round to retain his four heavy-
weight belts on Saturday.
Klitschko sent the Bulgarian flying
back with a huge left punch to his
jaw, leaving him sprawled on the
canvas and giving referee Tony
Weeks no option but to end the
Klitschko, taller with a longer
reach, dominated from the start and
had the IBF s mandatory challenger
down twice in the opening round,
first with a left jab. Pulev stood up
again, stuck out his tongue and
stood on one leg to show he was
OK, but the Ukrainian knocked him
down again straight away.
Klitschko dropped him to the
canvas again in the third, which
Pulev did well to finish with a
bloody left eye.
Just when the challenger seemed
to be improving, Klitschko finished
the bout abruptly, two minutes, 11
seconds into the fifth.
Klitschko recorded his 54th KO
in 63 wins, with three defeats, and
he dedicated his latest victory to
the Ukrainian people, "who are
going through tough times."
"To Pulev s fans I want to say,
you have to be sporting, Pulev
fought a good fight," the 38-year-
"It was hard to work, the left jab.
Pulev prepared well."
Pulev, who dropped to 20-1 (11
KOs), said Klitschko was "lucky."
"Wladimir is a really good oppo-
nent but he was lucky. I want a
rematch. I ll win the next time,"
"There s luck in boxing. He s a
good boxer but he s unsporting.
There were a lot of tricks."
Pulev was warned more than
once by Weeks for punching to the
back of Klitschko s head.
In his 26th world championship
fight, Klitschko retained his WBA,
IBF, and minor WBO and IBO
heavyweight belts. He hasn t been
beaten since a fifth-round defeat
to Lamon Brewster on April 10,
The fight was originally scheduled
for September 6, but was postponed
after Klitschko hurt a left bicep in
Donnie Nietes retained the
WBO junior-flyweight title
for a fifth time after beat-
ing Mexican challenger
Carlos Velarde by technical
knockout in the eighth
round on Saturday.
Nietes slowly built a lead
with a hometown crowd
cheering him on at the
Waterfront Hotel and Casi-
no in Cebu city. The fight
changed after an accidental
head-butt at the end of the
seventh round opened a cut
above Velarde s left eyebrow.
His corner couldn t repair
it, and conceded the fight.
The younger Velarde,
Nietes said, shifted his style
by fighting closer, which
"I had a hard time,"
Nietes said. "But I coun-
tered that with body
punches and, luckily, he
refused to continue the
Nietes, who won the belt
in 2011, improved to 34-1
with 20 knockouts. Velarde
slumped to 26-4 with 14
The victory brought
Nietes closer to eclipsing a
record held by Boxing Hall
of Fame member Gabriel
"Flash" Elorde, the Filipino
who holds the record for
longest reign in the junior
lightweight divisions, seven
years and three months in
the 1960s. Nietes hasn t lost
a fight since clinching his
first WBO title at 105
pounds (47 1/2 kilo-
grammes) in 2007, and
would surpass Elorde s
record in January. (AP)
Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (2) is fouled by Atlanta Hawks' Dennis Schroder, from Germany, in the first quarter of
an NBA match on Saturday in Cleveland. AP PHOTO
LeBron, Cavs clip Hawks 127-94 16-year-old
girl dies in
Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev lies on floor, after being kayoed by IBF, WBA,
WBO and IBO champion Wladimir Klitschko from Ukraine, during their IBF
heavy-weight world championships title bout in Hamburg, Germany, on
Saturday AP PHOTO
Klitschko KOs Pulev in fifth round, retains four titles
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