NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers fall to San Antonio Spurs despite Lebron James' 30k milestone

Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James acknowledging the crowd's cheers during a time-out after scoring his 30,000th career point against the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Centre on Jan 23, 2018. The Spurs won 114-102.
Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James acknowledging the crowd's cheers during a time-out after scoring his 30,000th career point against the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Centre on Jan 23, 2018. The Spurs won 114-102. PHOTO: USA TODAY SPORTS

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - LaMarcus Aldridge scored 30 points, and Dejounte Murray added 19 points, 10 rebounds and seven steals as the host San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 114-102 win over the reeling Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

LeBron James scored 28 points to lead Cleveland, which lost for the third time in four games and for the eighth time in its past 11 contests.

By scoring eight points in the first quarter, James became the seventh player in NBA history to reach 30,000 career points, as well as the youngest to do so at 33 years and 24 days of age (supplanting Kobe Bryant, 34 years and 104 days).

Tony Parker added 14 points off the bench for San Antonio. Davis Bertans hit for 13 and Kyle Anderson scored 10 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for the Spurs, who ended a two-game losing streak.