CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 27 points in three quarters, Kevin Love added 20 and the Cleveland Cavaliers welcomed back three players from injury during a 120-95 blowout Friday night against the sinking Phoenix Suns, who lost their 10th straight game.

James added nine assists and six rebounds before watching and cheering from the bench in the fourth quarter while the Cavs rolled to an easy win with their healthiest roster in weeks. Forwards Tristan Thompson, Larry Nance Jr. and Rodney Hood all returned from injuries.

RAPTORS 116, NETS 112: Kyle Lowry had 25 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to lead Toronto to its 12th straight win over visiting Brooklyn.

NUGGETS 108, WIZARDS 100: Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray each scored 25 points as Denver won at Washington.

The Nuggets went into the night two games behind the Timberwolves and Jazz for the last two playoff spots in the Western Conference.

Bradley Beal led Washington with 24 points.


TIMBERWOLVES 108, KNICKS 104: Karl-Anthony Towns had 24 points and 13 rebounds, and Minnesota clinched its first winning record in 13 years with a victory at New York.

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a career-high 39 points for the Knicks.

PACERS 109, CLIPPERS 104: Bojan Bogdanovic scored 28 points and Indiana used a late 9-0 run to beat visiting Los Angeles and move to the precipice of clinching a playoff spot.


BUCKS: Milwaukee played without star swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo against the Chicago Bulls, but the team was cautiously optimistic that his sprained right ankle would not complicate its playoff run.

Antetokounmpo rolled his ankle Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Clippers.

“I can’t give you an honest answer and say exactly when he’s coming back, but I believe it will be sooner rather than later,” interim coach Joe Prunty said. “I don’t think it’s worthwhile speculating at this time.”

The Bucks (37-34) entered the game in the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.

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