Rockets 99, Heat 90


James Harden had 28 points and Houston overcame a big early deficit to beat Miami. It was tied with about three minutes left when Harden hit a 3-pointer just before the shot clock expired. That was the start of a 7-2 run that made it 95-90 with 38 seconds left. Hassan Whiteside led the Heat with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Chris Paul added 16 points as Houston won its third straight, and Eric Gordon had 16, too, despite continuing to struggle from long range.

Hawks 104, Jazz 90


Dennis Schroder scored 20 points, Taurean Prince added 17 and Atlanta kept up their improving play with a victory over Utah. The Hawks began to pull away late in the third quarter, closing with a 13-3 run for a 74-63 lead that was their largest to that point. Alec Burks came off the bench to lead the Jazz with 17 points. Utah’s starters combined for just 40 points, led by Donovan Mitchell with 13.

Hornets 112, Kings 107


Kemba Walker had 26 points, Jeremy Lamb added 18 and Charlotte bounced back from a tough loss to beat Sacramento. Nic Batum and Marvin Williams each had 14 points and Dwight Howard added 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Hornets, who have won six of their last nine. Skai Labissiere had 23 points and Buddy Hield added 18 for the Kings, who have lost eight straight games and 11 of their last 12.

Bucks 109, Suns 105


Khris Middleton scored 35 points and hit two long jumpers in the final minute, Malcolm Brogdon added 32 points and Milwaukee beat Phoenix hours after firing coach Jason Kidd. T.J. Warren had 23 points for Phoenix, which has lost four of five. Eric Bledsoe added 19 points for the Bucks against his former team. He was dealt to Milwaukee earlier this season in a trade that sent Greg Monroe to Phoenix. Monroe finished with 10 points and seven rebounds.

Mavericks 98, Wizards 75


Harrison Barnes had 20 points and 10 rebounds, rookie Dennis Smith Jr. scored 17 and Dallas finished a season sweep of playoff-contending Washington, beating the Wizards. Bradley Beal scored 18 and John Wall had 11. Dirk Nowitzki finished with eight points and nine rebounds Ferrell scored 14 points along with Wesley Matthews, who was 4 of 8 from 3-point range.

Grizzlies 105, 76ers 101


Marc Gasol scored 19 points, Tyreke Evans added 18 points and eight assists, and the pair led a fourth-quarter rally that lifted Memphis over Philadelphia. Mario Chalmers added 17 points, including a pair of free throws with 6.2 seconds remaining, to help the Grizzlies overcome a 15-point deficit. Myke Henry had 12 points. Dario Saric led the Sixers with 22 points and added 10 rebounds, and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarott finished with a season-high 20 points.

Pelicans 132, Bulls 128, 2 OT


DeMarcus Cousins had 44 points, 24 rebounds and 10 assists, Anthony Davis scored 34 points, and the All-Star pair led a 17-point New Orleans comeback.

Associated Press

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