Butler joined Michael Jordan, Chet Walker and Jamal Crawford as the
fourth Bull to have 50 points. Butler was 15-of-30 from the floor
and 21-for-25 from the foul line.
He also added 10 rebounds and six assists for the Bulls, who rested
center Pau Gasol and were without guard Derrick Rose (tendinitis,
Robert Covington led Philadelphia (4-37) with 25 points and Ish
Smith added 24 but missed a potential game-tying layup with 25
seconds remaining in overtime.
Spurs 99, Cavaliers 95
SAN ANTONIO -- Tony Parker scored 24 points and Kawhi Leonard added
20 as the Spurs defeated the Cavaliers for their 10th straight
victory and remained unbeaten at home.
Parker scored 18 of his points before halftime while Leonard scored
16 points after the break. Leonard also held LeBron James to seven
points after halftime as San Antonio improved to 23-0 at home and
won its 32nd straight regular-season home game.
James scored 23 points but Cleveland had an eight-game winning
streak stopped. Tristan Thompson added 18 and 13 rebounds for the
Cavaliers, who held a 12-point lead in the first half.
Grizzlies 103, Pistons 101
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Mario Chalmers hit the game-winning shot with
eight-tenths of a second remaining and the Grizzlies rallied late to
beat the Pistons.
Chalmers led all scorers with 25 points and scored the last seven
for Memphis, which trailed 101-96 with 3:07 remaining. Marc Gasol
added 19 points while Matt Barnes went 6-of-6 from 3-point range and
Rookie Stanley Johnson scored 11 of his 19 points for Detroit. Ersan
Ilyasova added 17 for the Pistons.
Raptors 106, Magic 103 (OT)
Kyle Lowry scored 24 points and the Raptors defeated the Magic at
the O2 Arena in London.
Reserve Cory Joseph added 19 points on 9-of-11 shooting and DeMar
DeRozan added 13 points in Toronto's fourth straight victory.
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Victor Oladipo scored 27 points and Evan Fournier added 21 for
Orlando, which lost for the sixth time in seven games.
Kings 103, Jazz 101
SALT LAKE CITY -- Rudy Gay scored 24 points and hit the game-winning
jumper with less than a second remaining as the Kings held off the
DeMarcus Cousins led Sacramento with 36 points and 17 rebounds. Gay
saved the Kings from blowing a 10-point lead in the final five
minutes by hitting a jumper from the right elbow.
Gordon Hayward finished with 21 points and eight rebounds.Rookie
Trey Lyles scored a career-high 19 points for the Jazz (17-22), who
are one game ahead of the Kings (16-23) for th Western Conference's
final playoff spot.
Warriors 116, Lakers 98
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Kobe Bryant scored eight points in what is
expected to be his final NBA game in Oakland, but it wasn't enough
to prevent Golden State from outlasting Lakers for its 37th
consecutive home victory.
Stephen Curry bombed in 24 of his game-high 26 points on 3-pointers,
helping the Warriors record a seventh straight home win over the
Bryant's eight points were far under the 27.1 average he accumulated
in his first 32 visits to the San Francisco Bay Area. Jordan
Clarkson had 22 points for the Lakers.
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