The Cavaliers beat the Hornets, 100-99. Howard responded to a fan by sticking his tongue out and placing two fingers between the sides of his lip.
Overall this season, the 31-year-old is averaging 15.5 points, 12.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game while shooting 59 percent from the floor and 45.4 percent from the free-throw line.
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Nuggest 104, Grizzlies 92: Nikolo Jokic scored 14 of his 28 points in the fourth and had 13 rebounds and eight assists for host Denver. "I wasn't playing well, up to my standards". But he missed a long three-point attempt on the final possession to finish 1-for-10 from three-point range and 10-for-29 from the field.
"It's always rewarding (to know they can win with defense), and we had to do that, do that all the way to all the zeroes on the clock", James said. The Spurs won the first game in the season series by a count of 108-101 on their home floor on November 3.
Dwight Howard paced the Hornets in the loss at Cleveland with 20 points and 13 rebounds. The Hornets enter this contest with a 3-7 record in their last 10 games and a 7-2 mark at home. "We probably have to go back and fix some things but we fought hard".
Smith had 16 points, while Kevin Love had 11 points and 13 rebounds for Cleveland.
LaMarcus Aldridge has averaged 17.8 points and 8.9 rebounds with eight double-doubles in 21 career outings against Charlotte.
The Hornets led after one period, 28-27, and 57-54 at halftime.