NBA roundup: LeBron's scoring streak can't halt Lakers slide, Warriors struggle past Jazz
Miami, Florida - LeBron James had a double-double but it was not enough for the fast-finishing Los Angeles Lakers to overcome his former side the Miami Heat who won 113-107 on Sunday.
The Heat led by 23 points, but the Lakers charged home with 37-24 points down the stretch.
James finished with 33 points, 11 rebounds and four assists for the Lakers, while Russell Westbrook had 24 points and nine rebounds.
Jimmy Butler starred for the Heat, breaking James' franchise record for triple-doubles with his 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists.
The Heat are top of the Eastern Conference with a 30-17 record, while the Lakers drop below .500 with a 23-24 record.
LA might welcome back Anthony Davis after a long injury layoff as soon as Tuesday, when they face the Nets, who are coming off the back of a defeat to Minnesota.
Around the league
Joel Embiid continued his hot streak with a double-double as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the San Antonio Spurs 115-109. Embiid had 38 points, 12 rebounds and six assists, extending his 14-game run of 25 points or more.
Luka Dončić had a double-double with 37 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists as the Dallas Mavericks won 104-91 over the Memphis Grizzlies, for whom Ja Morant had 35 points and 13 rebounds.
The Golden State Warriors won 94-92 over the Utah Jazz, despite only managing 11 fourth-quarter points.
Jayson Tatum scored 51 points, including 48 in the first three quarters, as the Boston Celtics won 116-87 over the Washington Wizards.
Over in Orlando, DeMar DeRozan had 41 points as the short-handed Chicago Bulls' slide continued with a 114-95 loss to the lowly Magic.
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