Bulls 100, Celtics 99
Marco Belinelli made a game-winning jumper with 3.1 seconds left, Jimmy Butler scored six points in overtime and the Chicago Bulls extended their Friday night road show by beating the Boston Celtics.
Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 20 rebounds, and Joakim Noah added 14 points and 13 boards as the Bulls won their 14th consecutive road game on a Friday. They haven’t lost on the road on a Friday since April 2011.
Rajon Rondo scored a season-high 30 points for Boston before fouling out with 1:16 to play in overtime.
Kevin Garnett had 16 points and Paul Pierce passed former Celtics star Robert Parish for 22nd on the NBA’s career scoring list by chipping in 13 points. Pierce has 23,342 points and Parish 23,334.
Pacers 105, Rockets 95
Paul George scored 31 points and David West had 20, leading host Indiana past Houston. The Pacers (25-16) have won 11 consecutive home games — their longest streak since winning 14 in a row in 2002-03.
Houston (21-20) has lost six in a row. The Rockets were led by Omer Asik with 22 points and James Harden with 17.
But it was a big night for George, who made 8-of-11 shots and five 3-pointers during a 23-point first half that gave Indiana control.
Houston got as close as three early in the third, but Indiana went on a 10-3 run, closed the quarter on a 12-4 spurt to make it 83-69 and didn’t let Houston get closer than seven the rest of the game.
Bobcats 106, Magic 100
Kemba Walker had 25 points and eight rebounds, and Gerald Henderson added 17 points as the visiting Charlotte Bobcats snapped a five-game losing streak and evened the season series with the Magic. Charlotte returns home for four games, beginning with Sacramento tonight.
Charlotte started fast and shot the ball well throughout, with its field-goal percentage hovering above 50 percent for most of the night. The Bobcats also shot 17 more free throws than Orlando, including some crucial ones in the final minute to secure the victory.
Arron Afflalo led Orlando with 23 points, followed by Jameer Nelson with 22.
Nets 94, Hawks 89
Deron Williams scored 24 points, making four free throws in the final 43.4 seconds, and the host Brooklyn Nets beat the Atlanta Hawks to earn a split of a home-and-home series.
Brook Lopez added 20 points for the Nets, who bounced back from a 109-95 loss in Atlanta on Wednesday that snapped their seven-game winning streak. Former Hawks guard Joe Johnson finished with 18 points and Reggie Evans grabbed 20 rebounds as the Nets beat the Hawks for the first time in seven meetings.
Jeff Teague had 21 points and 10 assists for the Hawks, who played without starting center Al Horford and lost key reserve Lou Williams to a serious-looking right knee injury.
76ers 108, Raptors 101
Jrue Holiday had a career-high tying 33 points and 14 assists, including all 12 of host Philadelphia’s points in overtime, and the 76ers overcame a 19-point second-half deficit to defeat the Toronto Raptors. Thaddeus Young added 27 points and 14 rebounds for the Sixers. Ed Davis had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors.
Grizzlies 85, Kings 69
Mike Conley scored 19 points, Marc Gasol added 18 points and 10 rebounds and the host Memphis Grizzlies snapped a three-game losing streak.
Spurs 95, Warriors 88
Tony Parker scored 25 points and Tim Duncan added 24 and 10 rebounds to enable the San Antonio Spurs to push their home win streak to 14. The Warriors rallied to tie the score 82-82 on Klay Thompson’s 16-foot jumper with 7:09 to play. The Spurs held the Warriors to two points over the ensuing six minutes. Tim Duncan scored the Spurs’ next three baskets, and they eventually built a 90-84 lead with less than two minutes to play.
Wizards 112, Nuggets 108
Bradley Beal scored 23 points, John Wall blocked Ty Lawson’s attempt for a tying layup in the final seconds, and the Washington Wizards hung on to snap an eight-game road losing streak. Kevin Seraphin added 18 points and Wall and Trevor Ariza each added 14 points for the Wizards, who picked up just their second road win this season.