Heat 97, Timberwolves 81
Dwyane Wade had 32 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, LeBron James shrugged off a sore left knee to score 20 points and grab 10 rebounds, and Miami earned their franchise-record 15th straight victory with a win over host Minnesota. Chris Bosh added 11 points and nine rebounds, and James played 35 minutes despite being listed as a game-time decision with a twisted left knee. Derrick Williams had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Ricky Rubio had 14 points, eight assists, six steals and five rebounds for the Timberwolves.
Magic 105, Hornets 102
Arron Afflalo scored five of his game-high 26 points in the final 38 seconds, and Orlando snapped a three-game skid with a victory over host New Orleans. Jameer Nelson, returning from a left knee injury that sidelined him six games, scored 15 points and Tobias Harris also scored 15 for Orlando, which trailed by as many as 17 points in the second half and erased nine-point deficit during the final 3:15. Anthony Davis had 17 points, 15 rebounds and four blocked shots for New Orleans.
Bucks 109, Jazz 108
Monta Ellis scored 34 points, Brandon Jennings added 20 points and 17 assists, and host Milwaukee beat Utah in overtime. J.J. Redick scored 17 for the Bucks, including their first eight in overtime. Milwaukee won its fourth consecutive game after dropping three in a row following the All-Star break. Larry Sanders chipped in with eight points, 16 rebounds and six blocked shots for Milwaukee.
Nuggets 104, Hawks 88
Corey Brewer scored 22 points and Ty Lawson had 18 in host Denver’s win over depleted Atlanta. The Nuggets won their 11th straight game at the Pepsi Center and matched Miami’s NBA-best 26-3 home record. Al Horford scored 18 points for Atlanta, and Josh Smith chipped in 15 points, becoming the 24th player in league history to collect 10,000 points, 5,000 rebounds, 2,000 assists and 1,000 blocks.