Cavaliers Beat Nets 107-87

 LeBron James scored 24 points to move into 12th place on the NBA's career scoring list and the Cavaliers defeated the Nets 107-87 on Thursday night.

James passed Dominique Wilkins with a three-point play in the first quarter. The four-time MVP, who didn't play in the fourth quarter, has 26,689 career points.

Kevin Love added 19 points for Cleveland (53-22), which leads Toronto by 2 1/2 games for the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

Thaddeus Young led Brooklyn with 18 points.

James, who also had 11 assists, sparked a 25-6 run to end the second quarter. After returning with 7:27 remaining, he scored eight points as Cleveland built a five-point margin into a 63-39 lead at halftime.

James sat out Tuesday against Houston to rest, a game Cleveland lost after leading by 20 points in the third quarter.

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