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NBA roundup: LeBron James leads Lakers comeback against Bulls

NBA roundup: LeBron James leads Lakers comeback against Bulls
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In Cleveland, the Celtics beat the Cavaliers, and the Hornets beat the Pacers in a thriller.

The Los Angeles Lakers trailed the the Chicago Bulls by 19 points in the second half until a LeBron James-inspired comeback saw them over the line.

James got 30 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds – his third consecutive triple-double – to help seal an 118-112 win.

The Lakers have now won six straight games after losing their first of the season and sit top of the Western Conference table.

The Bulls, who for a long time looked like they might get an upset win, are second last in the Eastern Conference.

— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) November 6, 2019

It was little consolation that Zach LaVine got 26 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

In Cleveland, the Cavaliers were beaten 119-113 by the Boston Celtics – with 39 of the visitors' points coming from Gordon Hayward.

The Cavaliers had few answers to the quality of Hayward as he made his first nine shots and shot 17-for-20 from the field.

Kemba Walker was also on form for Boston, scoring  25 points, including six three-pointers.

The Celtics have now won five straight and move up to third in the Eastern Conference, while the Cavaliers remain third from bottom.

— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 6, 2019

In North Carolina, the Charlotte Hornets recovered from being 19 points behind to beat the Indiana Pacers 122-120 in overtime.

In regulation time, reserve point guard Devonte' Graham gave the Hornets at two-point lead with 27 seconds left on two free throws.

But former Hornets player Jeremy Lamb drew the Pacers level with 5.2 seconds left with a 19-foot jump shot.

Overall, Graham scored a career-high 35 points, including the winning free throws.

Elsewhere, the Atlanta Hawks beat the San Antonio Spurs 108-100, the Oklahoma City Thunder won at home over the Orlando Magic 102-94, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Miami Heat 109-89.

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LeBron James in action for the Lakers on November 1, 2019
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