JR Smith to play against Bulls; LeBron James moves to point guard

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"I'm being more of a precise, precision passer and I'm not kind of full speed ahead in transition", James said.

James scored 34 points to go along with 13 assists, marking the sixth career game he has scored at least 20 points with 10 assists at the point guard position over 15 seasons, according to ESPN.

With Derrick Rose (ankle) hurting and Jose Calderon ineffective, the Cavs rolled with LeBron at the point and he had fun running with the Bulls.

Thompson had five points and nine rebounds in his first start, with seven of the boards coming in the third period when he provided some much-needed energy. The Cleveland Cavaliers were able to battle back and steal the win thanks to an excellent performance from their point guard LeBron James.

James, who went 9-for-12 from the field and was flawless on four 3-pointers, scored 23 points to offset invisible and scoreless halves by Thompson and Smith, as well as big performances by the Bulls' Markkanen, Holiday and Felder, who combined for 43 points over the opening two quarters. He set season highs in shots attempted and made, 3-pointers, assists and points. Kyle Korver also added in 11 bench points on 3 of 6 shooting from deep. Former Cavs point guard Kay Felder had 13 points, all in the first half. The Knicks, however, remain winless through their first three games of the season, with Enes Kanter (16/19/0) being their best player on the night.

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DeMarcus Cousins collected 39 points and 13 rebounds for the Pelicans.

The Magic's Evan Fournier scored 28 points, including 12 in the final 5:22. New Orleans' Anthony Davis played only the first five minutes before departing with a left knee injury.

Jaylen Brown scored 23 points, Jayson Tatum added 22 and Boston beat NY 110-89. Both Brown (23/4/0) and Jayson Tatum (22/4/2) played well for the Celtics on Tuesday night, as did Kyrie Irving (20/3/7) meaning after losing their first two games of the season, the Celtics have now won two straight.

Victor Oladipo scored 28 points and Cory Joseph added 21 to lead hot-shooting IN past Minnesota 130-107.

With Chicago (0-3) starting 7-footer Robin Lopez at center, Cleveland (3-1) coach Tyronn Lue elected to start Tristan Thompson at center and move Kevin Love back to power forward.