Jazz 140, Raptors 133
Paul Millsap scored seven of his 34 points in the third overtime, Al Jefferson had 24 points and 17 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz picked up their first road win of the season, beating the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Utah rallied after trailing by 11 in the fourth quarter, no basket bigger than Jefferson’s 3-pointer with two seconds left in regulation, a shot that bounced around the rim before falling through. It was just the second 3-pointer of Jefferson’s nine-year career. He came in 1 for 25 from 3-point range. DeMar DeRozan matched his career high with 37 points, Jose Calderon had 20 points and 17 assists and Amir Johnson fouled out with 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Raptors, who lost their fourth straight.
Bucks 105, 76ers 96
Brandon Jennings scored 33 points and Monta Ellis had 18 to lead the visiting Milwaukee Bucks to a win over the Philadelphia 76ers. The Bucks improved to 3-0 on the road for the first time since they won their first four in 2001-02. Jennings and Ellis combined to make 20-of-41 shots with 10 rebounds and 15 assists. Mike Dunleavy scored 13 points and the Bucks shot around 60 percent most of the game. Dunleavy buried a 3 with 2:44 left to stretch Milwaukee’s lead to 103-93. Led by Dorell Wright, the Sixers sizzled from 3-point range, but they simply didn’t have long-range makes left in them to make this one a game. They also couldn’t stop Jennings’ drives to the basket. He also hit four 3-pointers, had four steals and was 5-of-5 from the free-throw line.
Thunder 92, Pistons 90
Russell Westbrook scored a season-high 33 points and keyed a fourth-quarter comeback as the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder rallied to beat the winless Detroit Pistons. The loss left the Pistons with an 0-8 record, the worst start in franchise history. It was the fourth game in five nights for the Thunder, who improved to 6-2. Westbrook, who also had 10 rebounds and four assists, contributed six points — all on free throws — to a 13-0 Thunder run to open the fourth quarter that turned a 73-62 deficit into a 75-73 lead.
Celtics 101, Bulls 95
Rajon Rondo had 20 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a win over the Chicago Bulls. Rondo took advantage of Bulls point guard Nate Robinson for three quarters, helping the Celtics build a 12-point lead on 56-percent shooting. He extended his streak of consecutive games with 10 or more assists to 31, the longest in the NBA since John Stockton had 37 straight between Feb. 27 to Nov. 29, 1989. Brandon Bass led four other Celtics in double figures with 16 points as Boston held off a furious late Chicago rally to snap a five-game losing streak at the United Center. Kevin Garnett had 15 points. Luol Deng led the Bulls with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Joakim Noah added 17 points and 11 boards and led Chicago’s fourth-quarter rally with nine points. The Celtics became the first team to score 100 points against the Bulls since April 8 of last season.
Heat 113, Rockets 110
LeBron James scored a season-high 38 points, Chris Bosh had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and the visiting Miami Heat rallied to beat the Houston Rockets. Dwyane Wade scored 19 points for the Heat, who shot 47.6 percent from 3-point range (10-of-21) and 51 percent from the field overall. Chandler Parsons scored a career-high 25 points and Omer Asik had a career-best 19 points and 14 rebounds for the Rockets, who led 110-106 with 90 seconds left. James went 3-for-4 from the free-throw line over the next minute, then drove for the go-ahead layup with 19 seconds left. Jeremy Lin shot an airball from 3-point range with 10 seconds left, Wade caught it and the Heat escaped with their sixth straight win over Houston.