Heat 103, Timberwolves 92
Dwyane Wade scored 24 points, LeBron James added 22 points and 11 assists and the host Miami Heat survived a huge rebounding differential to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves. James topped the 20-point mark for the 27th regular-season game in a row and 43rd consecutive overall.
Chris Bosh scored 15 points and Mario Chalmers added 12 for the Heat, who gave up 21 of the game’s first 24 rebounds and wound up getting beaten 52-24 on the boards.
Jazz 92, Nets 90
Mo Williams scored 19 points, Al Jefferson had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the host Brooklyn Nets despite nearly throwing away the victory. Utah turned it over on two inbounds passes in the final 31 seconds, the last leading to a Nets steal. They pushed it up and got a potential go-ahead 3-pointer from Gerald Wallace that missed. The Jazz escaped when Reggie Evans’ follow shot was no good as time expired.
Hawks 100, Wizards 95
Lou Williams scored a season-high 24 points and Josh Smith had 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead the visiting Atlanta Hawks to an overtime win. After Washington took a 93-92 lead on a jumper by Earl Barron with 3:05 to play in overtime, the Hawks scored six consecutive points — capped by DeShawn Steven’s 3-pointer — to go up five with 1:29 to play.
Bulls 100, Celtics 89
Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer scored 21 points apiece, Joakim Noah had a triple-double and the host Chicago Bulls beat the Boston Celtics. Noah had 11 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for his second career triple-double.
Bucks 98, Pacers 93
Brandon Jennings scored 13 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and Monta Ellis had 19 points to lift the host Milwaukee Bucks.