The Charlotte Hornets came back from 22 points down in the second half to overcome the Sacramento Kings 127-122 in an overtime thriller in one of seven NBA games on Monday night.
Kemba Walker, who finished with a game-high 39 points, thought that he had won the game in regulation with a late lay-up, but Rudy Gay then forced overtime with an alley-oop inbounds play with only 0.7s remaining.
Rajon Rondo provided the pass for Gay and he finished with 20 assists, but it was not enough as the Kings lost the extra period. They have now lost four of their five games this season having led going into the fourth quarter.
James had 15 points and 13 assists in the Cavs' 117-103 triumph over the Orlando Magic, their eighth straight win at home this season. Kevin Love led the way with a season-high 34 that included a run of 17 straight Cleveland points in the first half.
Phoenix scored a season-low 84 points and committed 28 turnovers as Kawhi Leonard, with 24 points and 13 rebounds, starred for the Spurs.
Durant scored 27 points on 10-13 shooting and Russell Westbrook finished with 20 points, seven rebounds and nine assists as the Thunder improved to 9-6.
Monroe had 20 points and 13 rebounds as the Bucks improved to 6-8, with the Pistons dropping back to .500 at 7-7.
Including the end of last season, Philadelphia have lost 25 straight regular-season games after throwing away a five-point lead with two-and-a-half minutes to play. Andrew Wiggins top-scored with 32 points for the Wolves.
Results in full: Sacramento Kings 122-127 Charlotte Hornets, Orlando Magic 103-117 Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks 78-95 Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons 88-109 Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers 95-100 Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns 84-98 San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder 111-89 Utah Jazz