Last Update on November 27, 2014 06:34 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James scored 29 points, Kevin Love added 21 and the Cleveland Cavaliers exacted a little revenge on Washington with a 113-87 win over the Wizards on Wednesday night.
Five days after they were embarrassed in a 91-78 loss to Washington, the Cavs controlled this one from the start and got back to .500.
James led the way, also collecting 10 rebounds and eight assists in 36 minutes. The four-time MVP, who called his team "fragile" during a recent four-game losing streak, was energized from the start as he powered to the basket and imposed his will on the Wizards.
With Cleveland up by 19, James took a seat with 7:52 left, getting an early start on the Thanksgiving holiday. Kyrie Irving added 18 points for the Cavs.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Bengals have turned their season around by excelling during one of the toughest road tests in franchise history.
Victories in New Orleans and Houston during the last two weeks have left Cincinnati (7-3-1) alone in first place in the tightly bunched AFC North. The Bengals have a third straight road game this Sunday at Tampa Bay (2-9).
It's the ninth time in Bengals history that they've had three consecutive road games. They've never gone 3-0 in such a stretch. The club record for consecutive road games in a season is five.
They're going to have to play without linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who has missed the last four games following knee surgery. He didn't practice on Wednesday, an indication he's not ready.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still says his former girlfriend's comments about a failure to pay child support are "untruthful" and he's letting the dispute play out in court.
Still's 4-year-old daughter, Leah, has gained national attention for her fight against cancer. More than $1 million has been raised for cancer research and treatment from the sale of Still's jersey.
The girl's mother, Channing Smythe, told the New York Daily News that Still hasn't made child support payments for the last four months, causing a hardship. Still issued a statement on Wednesday calling the story "untruthful" but declining to go into detail while the matter is worked out in court.
Still and Smythe are no longer a couple.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon says the lowest point during his 10-game suspension was that he was treated differently by friends and teammates.
Gordon returned last week after serving his suspension for substance abuse, catching eight passes for 120 yards in a win over Atlanta. In an NFL Network interview with former teammate Nate Burleson, Gordon said people with the Browns were "more standoffish" with him. He said "it's kind of like a disease" with people wanting to keep their distance.
Gordon couldn't practice or work out with his teammates during the suspension, but he was allowed to attend meetings and interact with employees in the facility.
Browns coach Mike Pettine said he can understand why Gordon may have felt alienated since it's "human nature" to treat someone who is injured or suspended a little differently. Pettine says Gordon is well-liked by his teammates and Cleveland's coaching staff.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Bills running back Fred Jackson hasn't forgotten or forgiven what former teammate Donte Whitner had to say about the franchise, the city of Buffalo and rookie receiver Sammy Watkins last summer.
Jackson says it was "dumb" of the Cleveland Browns safety to do that, and referred to Whitner as being "an idiot" for trying to ruffle some feathers.
Jackson spoke Wednesday as Buffalo (6-5) prepares to host Cleveland (7-4) on Sunday.
Whitner spent his first five seasons in Buffalo before leaving in free agency in 2011.
In July, Whitner went to Twitter and engaged -- and enraged -- Bills fans during the uncertainty of the franchise's sale process by referring to the team as the "Toronto Bills." In June, Whitner exchanged comments with Watkins.
Whitner says he isn't sorry.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Infielder Rey Navarro and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a one-year contract.
The 24-year-old spent last season with Double-A Pensacola and Triple-A Louisville in Cincinnati's organization. His deal calls for a $550,000 salary in majors and $150,000 in minors, with $75,000 guaranteed.
Navarro was selected by Arizona in the third round of the 2007 amateur draft and has a .265 batting average over eight minor league seasons.
Also on Wednesday, the Orioles obtained left-hander Scott Barnes from the Cleveland Indians for cash. Barnes pitched in 28 games for Triple-A Columbus this year and was 0-1 with one save and a 5.20 ERA for Cleveland in 22 relief appearances in 2012 and `13.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Montrezl Harrell had 15 points and 13 rebounds and No. 6 Louisville beat Cleveland State 45-33 on Wednesday night for coach Rick Pitino's 700th college victory.
One of five active Hall of Fame coaches and among four in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Pitino is 700-245 overall and 346-117 in 14 seasons with the Cardinals.
Chris Jones added 11 points, and freshman Chinanu Onuaku blocked seven shots for the Cardinals (5-0), who needed a lot of defense to put away the determined Vikings two nights after beating Savannah State by 61 points.
Cold shooting and missed free throws by Louisville allowed Cleveland State (2-3) to stay close throughout and trail just 33-29 with 12 minutes remaining.
But the Vikings made just two of their next 14 shots after that, and the Cardinals pulled away despite their lowest scoring output this season.