CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James always takes pride in being efficient. His numbers Tuesday night were several steps beyond that. James had 25 points and tied a career-high with 17 assists, as Cleveland defeated the Atlanta Hawks 123-114. Atlanta fell to 6-21, the worst record in the league.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Falcons running back Tevin Coleman and left guard Andy Levitre weren't on the field as the team returned to practice Tuesday following a four-day break. Coleman has been in the concussion protocol since Atlanta beat New Orleans last Thursday. He was injured in the fourth quarter and did not return. Levitre's streak of 140 consecutive starts ended before the Saints game because of a triceps injury.
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - Tookie Brown scored 17 points with four assists, Quan Jackson added a career-high 16 points off the bench, and Georgia Southern beat George Mason 74-51 on Tuesday night to open a six-game road trip with its third straight win. The Eagles are off to their best start since the 1992-93 season.
ATLANTA (AP) - D'Marcus Simonds poured in 33 points, hitting six 3-pointers, and Georgia State had four players score in double figures in a 90-70 defeat of NAIA member Point University on Tuesday night. Malik Benlevi scored 13 points with nine rebounds, Devin Mitchell had 12 points with five assists.
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