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LeBron James scored 35 points and shook off the effects of a hard fall as the Cleveland Cavaliers rebounded from an awful loss with a 96-88 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.
James landed with a thud under the basket on a drive late in the third quarter, but after having his left thigh treated by Cleveland’s trainers, the third-year star led a fourth-quarter push that gave the Cavs their ninth win in 11 games. James, who nearly banged his head on the backboard blocking a shot in the third period, added seven rebounds and six assists. He’s averaging 39.6 points, 8.3 rebounds and 8.3 assists in three games against Milwaukee this season.
After Jones missed his first two 3s of the third, some aggravated Cavs fans booed the self-described “best shooter in the world,” who is a combined 5-for-28 in his last six games. Jones made his next one, and promptly covered his ears with his hands before running back on defense. A few seconds later, Jones shouted, “Boo that!” and as he checked in following a timeout, he said, “Put that in your newspaper, I don’t want no more applause.”