Kings 98, Clippers 97
Willie Cauley-Stein made a follow shot with two seconds left and Sacramento rallied from an 18-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the host Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.
Down 85-67 early in the fourth, the Kings rallied while Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan were resting. Buddy Hield hit three 3-pointers in the final minutes, pulling the Kings to 96-93 with 2:10 to play.
Griffin made 1-of-2 free throws with 1:57 left before the Kings cut it to 97-96 on Langston Galloway’s 3-pointer with 1:23 to play.
After Jamal Crawford missed a 3-pointer, Cauley-Stein finished off a fast break with the deciding basket.
Celtics 112, Heat 108
Isaiah Thomas and the Boston Celtics have almost caught Cleveland for the top spot in Eastern Conference. Now they’re focused on passing the Cavaliers.
Thomas scored 30 points, including 20 in the second half, and host Boston beat Miami for its fourth straight victory.
Jae Crowder added a season-high 25 points and six rebounds for the Celtics.
Tyler Johnson had 24 points and James Johnson scored 20 for the Heat, who are a half-game ahead of the Bulls for the final playoff spot in the East.
Warriors 106, ?Grizzlies 94
Klay Thompson scored 21 of his 31 points in the second half and host Golden State pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Memphis for a seventh straight win.
Stephen Curry added 21 points and 11 assists, Andre Iguodala scored 20 and Draymond Green had nine points and seven rebounds as the Warriors (59-14) extended their lead to 2˝ games over the San Antonio Spurs in the race for the top spot in the West.
Thompson made back-to-back 3-pointers and Curry later added two of his own from beyond the arc to put Golden State up 99-88.
Mike Conley scored 29 points and Zach Randolph added 15 for the Grizzlies, who were without center Marc Gasol (left foot strain).
Pacers 107, 76ers 94
Myles Turner had 17 points and 16 rebounds, Paul George scored 21 and host Indiana topped Philadelphia.
Jeff Teague added 16 points for the Pacers, who used a 30-point third quarter to turn a six-point halftime lead into a 12-point advantage as they snapped a two-game skid.
Al Jefferson had 14 points before leaving in the fourth quarter with a sprained ankle.
Pelicans 115, ?Nuggets 90
Anthony Davis had 31 points and 15 rebounds, helping to compensate for the absence of injured DeMarcus Cousins, and visiting New Orleans boosted its flickering playoff hopes by beating Denver.
The Pelicans overcame the absence of Cousins, who sat out because of a right ankle injury sustained during Friday’s loss at Houston. Davis had his 45th double-double of the season and finished with 30 or more points for the 32nd time.
Bulls 109, Bucks 94
Nikola Mirotic tied a season high with 28 points, Jimmy Butler had 20 points and a career-high 14 assists, and visiting Chicago pulled away in the second half against Milwaukee.
Butler broke his previous career best for assists (12) by the end of a pivotal third quarter, when Chicago stretched a one-point lead at the half to 91-79 going into the fourth.
Butler punctuated the second-half runaway with a backcourt steal off a telegraphed pass by Greg Monroe before strolling the other way for an easy dunk and 17-point lead with 8:55 left. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 22 points and eight rebounds for the Bucks.
Hornets 120, Suns 106
Kemba Walker had 31 points and nine assists, and host Charlotte handed Phoenix its eighth straight loss.
Devin Booker, who became the sixth player in NBA history to score 70 points in a loss Saturday night to the Boston Celtics, got off to a slow start but finished with 23 points on 7-of-17 shooting from the field. TJ Warren had 21 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season.
Marvin Williams added 21 points and Nic Batum chipped in with 18 points and 10 assists for the Hornets.
Rockets 137, ?Thunder 125
Lou Williams scored 31 points off the bench, James Harden finished with 22 points and 12 assists, and host Houston never trailed while cruising past Oklahoma City.
Russell Westbrook had 39 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists for his second straight triple-double and his 36th this season, but Harden led the Rockets to a 25-point lead through three quarters in the matchup between top MVP candidates.
Trevor Ariza and Eric Gordon added 24 points apiece for the Rockets, whose lead was trimmed to eight on a 3-pointer by Westbrook with about 90 seconds left. The Rockets scored four quick points after that to secure the victory.
Nets 107, Hawks 91
Brook Lopez scored 23 points and Brooklyn beat host Atlanta, handing the short-handed Hawks their seventh straight loss.
Lopez became the Nets’ career leader in field goals, passing Buck Williams, when he sank a 10-foot jumper with less than five minutes remaining.
Jeremy Lin had 19 points for the Nets (16-57), who have won three out of four and are 7-8 in March to improve their league-worst record.