NBA roundup: Cleveland Cavaliers still unbeaten at home

NBA roundup: Cavs still unbeaten at home
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Sports Mole rounds up all the action from Saturday's games in the NBA.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have maintained their 100% home record in the NBA this season thanks to a dominant first-half performance against the Atlanta Hawks.

Kevin Love added a season-high 25 for the hosts, while LeBron James scored 19, helping the Cavaliers to a 15-point lead by half time.

The Hawks had to play the entire second half without coach Mike Budenholzer after he was ejected for making contact with an official in the second quarter.

The Indiana Pacers picked up their fifth win in six outings by crushing the Milwaukee Bucks at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, moving them to 8-5 this season.

The sides were close throughout the first half, with the home side taking a four-point lead into the interval, but CJ Miles added 13 of his 21 points in the third quarter to ensure that the Pacers opened up a lead.

Jordan Hill kept the second-half pressure up for Indiana, adding 20 points off the bench, while Paul George and Monta Ellis were also heavily involved after the break.

A strong finish from the Miami Heat denied the Philadelphia 76ers their first win of the season, while handing the hosts an eighth win in 12 games so far.

The Sixers, who are now on a 24-game losing streak stretching back to last season, led by 17 points in the first half, and were still 11 up midway through the fourth quarter thanks to Nerlens Noel.

However, Hassan Whiteside led the comeback for the Heat, before Gerald Green put them ahead with just over a minute remaining, condemning Philadelphia to a 14-0 start to the campaign.

The Houston Rockets slipped to their sixth defeat in seven games as they were beaten by the New York Knicks, who won a fourth in a row.

Rookie Kristaps Porzingis hit his stride in the second quarter to help the visitors pull ahead, finishing the game with 24 points, 14 rebounds and seven blocks.

James Harden helped the Rockets get back on level terms inside the final three minutes, but Carmelo Anthony quickly responded with a three-pointer to restore the Knicks' lead.

The Sacramento Kings secured their first win away from home this season with a victory over the Orlando Magic.

DeMarcus Cousins, who missed their previous game through suspension, led the scoring with 29 points, helping the Kings to a 16-point lead early in the fourth quarter.

The Magic fought back in the final few minutes, but Evan Fournier and Tobias Harris's late charge fell just short for the home side.

The Memphis Grizzlies were beaten for the first time in five outings as the San Antonio Spurs secured their 10th win of the season.

The Spurs led for the majority of the meeting as Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker finished with 37 between them, although Tony Allen made it close late on, before Tim Duncan put the win beyond doubt for the home side.

The Washington Wizards recorded a narrow win over the Detroit Pistons, with the majority of their points coming from the reserves.

The visitors' starters struggled to find their shooting form, but the Wizards added 51 points off the bench, with Nene and Ramon Sessions combining for 32 to keep the side ahead late on.

Results in full: Sacramento Kings 97-91 Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks 86-123 Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks 97-109 Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Wizards 97-95 Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers 91-96 Miami Heat, New York Knicks 107-102 Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies 82-92 San Antonio Spurs

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