NBA roundup: Kyrie and LeBron star as Nets and Lakers stage spectacular comebacks
San Francisco, California - The Golden State Warriors blew a 12-point fourth-quarter lead at home as the Brooklyn Nets prevailed 120-116 after 38 points from Kyrie Irving on Sunday.
The Nets outscored the Warriors 22-6 after the reigning NBA champions had led by 12 with 5:42 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Irving scored a game-high 38 points, making five-of-seven three-point attempts, with seven rebounds and nine assists. Irving's performance was his third 30-point game in his past four.
Nic Claxton added a career-high 24 points with 15 rebounds and three blocks, while Ben Simmons contributed a game-high 11 assists. Royce O'Neale, who had 16 points, scored a go-ahead three-pointer with 27.1 seconds remaining.
Stephen Curry top scored for Golden State with 26 points, making four-of-eight from beyond the arc, along with six rebounds and seven assists.
Jonathan Kuminga added 20 points off the bench, while center Draymond Green had 11 rebounds and seven assists.
The Warriors' home loss means their record at the Chase Center falls to 17-6, having managed 3-2 on their recent road trips, where they have struggled throughout this season.
Around the league: Lakers complete stunning turnaround, OKC snap Nuggets streak
LeBron James scored 37 points with 11 rebounds, while Thomas Bryant added 31 points as the Los Angeles Lakers stormed home for a 121-112 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Lakers had trailed 71-46 at halftime after the Blazers put up 45 second-quarter points, but rallied in a remarkable second-half turnaround to improve to 22-25.
Bryant had 14 rebounds to go with his 31 points, while Dennis Schröder contributed 24 points. Anfernee Simons scored 31 points for Portland, with Damian Lillard adding 24.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander hit an eight-footer with 9.2 seconds remaining to end the Denver Nuggets' nine-game win streak as the Oklahoma City Thunder won 101-99.
The Nuggets were without back-to-back MVP Nikola Jokić for the second straight game with tightness in his left hamstring, with Jamal Murray top scoring in his absence with 26 points and nine assists. Murray missed an attempt on the buzzer to force overtime.
Gilgeous-Alexander finished the game with 34 points on 13-of-21 shooting with five rebounds, five assists, and two blocks, while Josh Giddey added 18 points and nine rebounds. The result also ended Denver's 17th game win streak at home.
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