National Basketball Association capsules: LeBron James scores 33 points, keys Cleveland's big rally

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There has been plenty of speculation that LeBron James will leave the Cavaliers at the end of the current National Basketball Association season, but could Cleveland fans be left in the lurch because of The King's problem with the President. With some good fortune going their way late into this regular season campaign (which we will talk about a little later), the Cavaliers are now prohibitive favorites to make a 4th straight appearance in the NBA Finals.

He went on to say "This divide between James and Gilbert is political, cultural and economical". Personally, the Satoransky three forced me to flip over to the Clippers/Jazz game and at that point, I generally felt happy for the Wiz - they deserved the W.

The contest was played with the intensity of a playoff game.

76ers: The 78 points were the most the Sixers had scored in any half since they had 80 on February 11, 1992, vs. Miami.

Meanwhile, James helped the Cleveland side (49-30) to their 10th win in their last 11 games as they came from behind to defeat the Washington Wizards in a 119-115 victory on Thursday night.

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The Sixers sank 30 of 53 shots in the first half and led by as many as 30 in the second quarter.

Cleveland kept pushing and James' 3-pointer from the wing closed the gap to 111-107 slightly more than three minutes into the fourth quarter.

James was booed each time he touched the ball and signs were spotted in the stands that read "Keep Cryin' in Cleveland" and "We Don't Want You".

While James took some heat for missing a potentially game-tying free throw, he led the Cavaliers with 44 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists.

When Trump started attacking professional teams and athletes over the national anthem controversy, Gilbert tried to distance himself from Trump, especially since his best player is a staunch critic of the president, according to Cleveland.com. James added 14 assists and nine rebounds as the Cavs improved to 10-1 since March 17 and welcomed back coach Tyronn Lue from a medical absence with a win. Then, after Cleveland finally went up on the Green free-throw, he front-rimmed a wide-open 12-footer and was visibly upset at either himself or a perceived foul (there wasn't one).

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Simmons finished the first half with 13 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.

"They completely understand that it's now April and we're going to blink and be playing in the playoffs", 76ers coach Brett Brown said.

"I was rusty, but they bailed me out tonight", Lue said.

The Cavaliers mounted a furious comeback in the third and fourth quarters. He bullied his way to the basket or found shooters, such as Kevin Love (17 points) and Jeff Green (30 points), open on the perimeter. He also had a crucial stop on John Wall with the Cavs up by one with 21 seconds left. And they always kind of do it by committee, and it starts with Ben (Simmons) getting everybody involved.

Wizards: Brooks said Wall will not play Friday night.

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