Guard Reggie Jackson scored 31 points, including 11 in the fourth
overtime session, and dished out 13 assists. Forward Marcus Morris
added 20 points and seven rebounds. Detroit (16-12) earned its
fourth win in the past five games.
Guard Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 43 points in 56 minutes to
lead the Bulls. Guard Derrick Rose scored a season-high 34 points.
Forward Pau Gasol scored a season-high 30 points and grabbed 15
rebounds for Chicago (15-9).
The Bulls matched a franchise record by playing in four overtimes.
The team previously went to quadruple overtime on March 16, 1984.
Magic 102, Trail Blazers 94
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris each scored 25
points to lead Orlando to a victory over Portland at the Amway
The Magic won their third consecutive game and ninth in the last 12.
The Trail Blazers, who play Sunday in Miami, lost their second
Harris and Vucevic had 12 and 11 rebounds, respectively. Elfrid
Payton had 19 points and six rebounds. Reserve Victor Oladipo scored
15 points, including nine in the fourth quarter.
Knicks 107, 76ers 97
PHILADELPHIA -- Jahlil Okafor topped Kristaps Porzingis in the
individual battle between two of the top draft picks in the 2015 NBA
Draft, but New York came away with a victory over Philadelphia.
Porzingis, who received a huge ovation from the crowd at Wells Fargo
Center, finished with eight points, four rebounds and three blocked
shots while Okafor had 20 points and five rebounds. Some of Okafor's
statistics came at the end of the fourth quarter when Porzingis was
on the bench.
Okafor was taken by the 76ers at No. 3 overall. One pick later at
No. 4, the Knicks surprised many around the league by selecting
Hawks 109, Celtics 101
BOSTON -- Atlanta's big men took over at the right time, leading the
Hawks to a victory over Boston.
Paul Millsap and Al Horford combined for 24 points in the fourth
quarter and the Hawks came from six points down to pull out the win.
Atlanta won its second straight -- its second two-game winning
streak since an 8-2 start to the season. The Celtics dropped their
third in a row despite 29 points by Isaiah Thomas and a career-high
24 points and 10 rebounds by Jae Crowder before he fouled out with
49.1 seconds left.
Raptors 108, Heat 94
MIAMI -- DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points to lead Toronto past Miami
at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Toronto snapped a two-game skid, getting 20 points from Luis Scola,
19 points from Kyle Lowry and 21 points from reserve Terrence Ross.
Despite 21 points from Dwyane Wade, the Heat had its three-game win
Timberwolves 99, Kings 95
MINNEAPOLIS -- Andrew Wiggins led the way with 32 points as
Minnesota overcame a late rally by Sacramento and ended a four-game
Trailing 90-89 with just over two minutes to play, Wiggins hit a
shot with 2:04 to play to give his team the lead, then drained two
free throws with 80 seconds remaining, and two more with 1.8 seconds
left as the Wolves survived.
Ricky Rubio hit four free throws in the final 14 seconds for the
Mavericks 97, Grizzlies 88
DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki put his recent shooting slump behind him and
scored a team-high 20 points to lead Dallas to a victory over
struggling Memphis at American Airlines Center.
The Mavs bounced back from their worst defeat of the season
Wednesday at Indiana. Dallas seized the lead in an otherwise even
first half with about two minutes to go in the second quarter.
Dallas scored on its final six possessions of the half, and caught a
big break when Memphis forward Matt Barnes crashed into Deron
Williams attempting a half-court heave to beat the buzzer. Williams
made all three free throws for a 55-49 halftime lead.
Spurs 115, Clippers 107
LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 13 rebounds to lead San Antonio
to a victory over Los Angeles in San Antonio.
Tony Parker scored 21 points for the Spurs, who have not lost at
home this season in 15 games. Kawhi Leonard added 19 points, Tim
Duncan 14 and Danny Green 10.
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Chris Paul had 27 points and 10 assists to lead the Clippers. He was
followed by Blake Griffin with 25 points and DeAndre Jordan with 16
points and 17 rebounds.
The Spurs were able to hold off the Clippers in the fourth quarter,
which began with an 11-0 run that propelled San Antonio into a 96-88
lead that included a 3-pointer by Parker, who made several key
baskets down the stretch.
Jazz 97, Nuggets 88
SALT LAKE CITY -- Gordon Hayward scored 26 points and Trey Burke
added 13 points off the bench to help Utah pull away late for a
victory over Denver.
Trevor Booker also chipped in 12 points off the bench, which
included some key fourth-quarter baskets, for the Jazz. Utah snapped
a four-game losing streak and recorded just its third victory since
center Rudy Gobert suffered an MCL sprain.
Will Barton scored 16 points and Jameer Nelson added 15 points to
lead a balanced Denver offense. Joffrey Lauvergne added 12 points
and 13 rebounds, but it wasn't enough to help the Nuggets complete a
Pacers 104, Nets 97
INDIANAPOLIS -- Paul George scored 23 points, including a key
3-pointer with 3:26 remaining, and Indiana rallied for a victory
against Brooklyn in Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Indiana won despite making only seven of 28 shots from 3-point range
against a team that now is 1-12 on the road. Until Friday night, the
Pacers were 0-7 this season when trailing after three quarters.
The Nets led by as many as seven early in the fourth quarter, but
strong offensive moves from Rodney Stuckey and Lavoy Allen got the
Pacers within 81-80 with 8:20 to play. Indiana went on to compile a
15-2 run -- capped by a George steal and dunk -- for an 89-83
advantage with 6:21 remaining.
Warriors 121, Bucks 112
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Andre Iguodala capped a late seven-point run with
a 3-pointer as Golden State avenged its only loss of the season with
a victory over Milwaukee.
Klay Thompson had a game-high 27 points and backcourt mate Stephen
Curry added 26 to go with 10 rebounds and nine assists as the
Warriors, who saw a 24-game, season-opening winning streak end in a
108-95 defeat at Milwaukee last Saturday, recorded their 30th
consecutive home victory dating back to last season.
The win was Golden State's 12th straight at home this season,
matching the best home start in franchise history, established
initially by the defending league champs in 1975-76.
Suns 104, Pelicans 88
PHOENIX -- Eric Bledsoe scored a game-high 29 points and Alex Len
added 19 points and 13 rebounds and Phoenix beat New Orleans.
Markieff Morris, after being benched for four of the last five
games, chipped in 13 points as the Suns beat the Pelicans for the
first time in three meetings this season.
Bledsoe scored a season-low six points Wednesday when the Suns were
blown out 128-103 in Golden State. But he made 12 of 17 shots from
the field and added nine assists against the Pelicans.
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