NBA Scores and Box Scores From Dec. 5: Warriors Are 21-0

Here are the NBA scores and listed box scores from the games on December 5. Defending champions Warriors extended it NBA record start to 21-0

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MIAMI, FL, Sporting Alert – Here are the NBA scores and listed box scores from the games on December 5. Defending champions Warriors extended it NBA-record start to 21-0, the best in the business.

HEAT 99, CAVALIERS 84

MIAMI — LeBron James backed out of facing Miami on the road and the Heat punished the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-84 in NBA action on Saturday night.

After playing 45 minutes in the defeat to the Pelicans and arriving in Miami early Saturday morning, James was held out by the Cavs, who did not want to risk the star forward picking up an injury.

Fatigue showed early in the contest as the Heat jumped all over the Cavaliers, who shot just 36.5 percent from the field. The travelers also went 6-for-28 from 3-pointers in the defeat.

The Miami Heat (12-6) were led in scoring by Dwyane Wade and Tyler Johnson who both scored 19 points, while Goran Dragic added 17 points and eight assists in the win.

Chris Bosh finished with 14 points, six rebounds, three assists and two blocks and Gerald Green had 12 for the Heat, who shot 54.4 percent and improved to 10-3 at home.

Miami, which faces the Washington Wizards on Monday, was winning two straight and three in the last four games.

Meanwhile, Richard Jefferson, who started in place of James, led the Cavs with 16 points, with J.R. Smith finishing with 12.

Matthew Dellavedova and Jared Cunningham scored 11 points apiece in the defeat for Cleveland, which was suffering its third straight loss.

James, who was granted the night off, was sitting out a game for the first time this season, and he received chants of “LeBron is tired” from the Miami Heat fans as he watched from the bench in the fourth quarter.

After the game, the four-time MVP who won two titles with Miami, was greeted by his good friends Bosh and Wade at courtside.

WARRIORS 112, RAPTORS 109

TORONTO — Stephen Curry scored 44 points with clinical shooting from 3-point range, and Golden State Warriors extended its NBA winning streak with a 112-109 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night.

Curry shot 14-for-24 from the field overall and 9-for-15 from 3-pointers as the Warriors held off the Raptors to remain undefeated and stretched its NBA record start to 21-0.

The star point guard also had seven assists in the win.

Klay Thompson added 26 points on 7-for-15 shooting, including 6-for-9 behind the arc, and Draymond Green ended with 16 points, nine rebounds and six assists for Golden State, which now has the best start to a season by a professional sports team, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

In the defeat, Kyle Lowry scored a career-high 41 points, which included six 3-pointers for Toronto. He also has seven assists and four steals.

DeMar DeRozan revived himself from a slow start to finish with 16 points, Lucas Nogueira added 14 and Luis Scola finished with 10 in the defeat for the Raptors (12-9) who were dropping their third game in the last four.

NBA SCORES ON SATURDAY
DECEMBER 5, 2015
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WARRIORS 112, RAPTORS 109
SPURS 108, CELTICS 105
HORNETS 102, BULLS 96
CLIPPERS 103, MAGIC 101
HEAT 99, CAVALIERS 84
JAZZ 122, PACERS 119, OT
NUGGETS 108, 76ERS 105
BUCKS 106, KNICKS 91
TRAIL BLAZERS 109, TIMBERWOLVES 103
ROCKETS 120, KINGS 113

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