Bulls hold out to claim win

Chicago (22-9) trailed 88-85 before finishing with a 7-2 burst, including five points from Butler, who scored a game-best 27. Forward Pau Gasol added 20 for the Bulls and guard Derrick Rose scored 17.

CJ Watson had a chance to win the game for the Pacers but missed a three-pointer from the left corner at the buzzer to drop Indiana to 11-21.

Bradley Beal drilled a transition three-pointer that staved off a spirited comeback and helped the Washington Wizards reclaim stability en route to a 104-103 win over the Houston Rockets.

Washington (22-8) blew an 18-point lead but John Wall made a pair of free throws to put his team four points ahead with five seconds left before James Harden made a triple at the buzzer for the Rockets (21-9).

The Orlando Magic spoiled Chris Bosh’s return from injury, defeating the Miami Heat 102-101.??Victor Oladipo hit a tying lay-up, and on Orlando’s next possession, hit one of two free throws with 6.5 seconds left to give the Magic (13-21) the win.

Dwyane Wade, who scored 15 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, missed a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer to hand Orlando the win. Bosh added 20 points and seven rebounds in his return to the Heat (14-18) from a calf ailment.

Mason Plumlee scored 22 points and had a great night at the free-throw line while leading the Brooklyn Nets to 107-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings.??Plumlee made a career-high 10 free throws and went to the line a career-highest 16 times.

DeMarcus Cousins added 24 points and 13 boards for the Kings (13-18), who were undone by 21 turnovers.

Brandon Knight scored 18 points and made several key plays late in the game as the Milwaukee Bucks dominated overtime to beat the Charlotte Hornets 104-94 in overtime.

The Bucks (16-16) raced to a 21-point first-half lead and held a 49-32 advantage at half time but ultimately had to come from behind in the final minute of regulation after the Hornets rallied to take an 83-81 lead with 54.5 seconds left. The Hornets (10-22) lost their third game in a row.

Blake Griffin scored 24 points and handed out seven assists and point guard Chris Paul finished with 20 points and eight assists, guiding the Los Angeles Clippers to a 101-97 victory over the Utah Jazz.??The Clippers (21-11) defeated the Jazz for a franchise-record 12th consecutive time.

Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 22 points, however, two missed foul shots by Derrick Favors with 31.6 seconds remaining cost the Jazz.

Comments