LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers turned a close game into a clinic after Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, grabbed courtside seats in Brooklyn, beating the Nets, 110-88 on Monday night.
Kevin Love was shooting free throws when the royal couple emerged from a tunnel with 7:14 remaining in the third quarter. Perhaps distracted by the loud roar, Love missed the second, leaving the game tied at 61.
But James, putting on a show that few others could, threw some sharp passes to go with his nine points in the period, and the Cavs cruised to their seventh straight victory. He finished with 18 points.
During warm-ups, James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Garnett, Deron Williams, and two other Nets wore "I Can't Breathe" shirts in support of the family of Eric Garner, who died July 17 after a police officer placed him in a choke hold when he was being arrested for selling loose, untaxed cigarettes. A recording of Garner's arrest showed him gasping, "I can't breathe" during the fatal encounter.
Warriors 102, Timberwolves 86 - Stephen Curry overcame a rare off night from long range to post 21 points and seven assists and help visiting Golden State get its 13th straight win.
Raptors 112, Nuggets 107 - Kyle Lowry had 13 points and 13 assists, Jonas Valanciunas added 18 points and 12 rebounds, and host Toronto rallied to beat Denver in overtime.