Luol Deng scored 20 points, teaming with Derrick Rose in a decisive third-quarter rally that sent the Bulls to their seventh straight victory, 92-72, over the Indiana Pacers Monday night in Chicago.
Rose added 13 points and nine assists, hitting three 3-pointers while Deng had two in the third as the Bulls blew open a close game.
Joakim Noah had 17 rebounds to lead the Bulls to a dominating 60-32 edge on the boards. Chicago outscored the Pacers 20-4 on second-chance points. John Lucas III scored 13 points, one of three Chicago reserves in double figures.
Paul George scored 21 points for Indiana, which had a six-game winning streak snapped.
The Pacers were trying to win a seventh straight for the first time in eight years.
Bucks 97, 76ers 93 - Beno Udrih hit a go-ahead jumper with just under a minute left, and host Milwaukee held off a late comeback to beat Philadelphia.
Brandon Jennings had 33 points and Drew Gooden added 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Bucks, who have been stuck in a funk for a little more than a month. Since beating the Miami Heat Feb. 1, Milwaukee had lost 12 of its last 16 games coming into Monday night’s game.
Lou Williams had 26 points for the 76ers.
Thunder 95, Mavericks 91 - Russell Westbrook scored 24 points, Kevin Durant added 22 and Oklahoma City scored the final 8 points to escape with a victory over Dallas and run its home winning streak to 13 games.
Dirk Nowitzki finished with 27 points for the Mavericks but didn’t touch the ball on a key possession when Dallas was down by 2 with 13 seconds left.
James Harden had 16 points and Kendrick Perkins grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds for West-leading Oklahoma City.
Magic 92, Raptors 88 - Dwight Howard had 36 points and 13 rebounds and Ryan Anderson added 19 points and 13 boards to lead visiting Orlando.
J.J. Redick scored 13 points, making a key 3-pointer in the final 10 seconds, and Jameer Nelson had 11 for the Magic, who have won five of seven and nine of 12.
DeMar DeRozan scored 23 for the Raptors.
Jerryd Bayless scored 15 and James Johnson had 13 for Toronto.
Timberwolves 95, Clippers 94 - Kevin Love had 39 points and 17 rebounds to carry host Minnesota to victory.
Darko Milicic had 13 points in a spot start for the injured Nikola Pekovic and Michael Beasley scored all 9 of his points in the fourth quarter for the Wolves.
Blake Griffin had 26 points and 12 rebounds.
Jazz 109, Cavaliers 100 - Al Jefferson scored 25 points, Gordon Hayward added 23, and Utah sent Cleveland to its sixth straight loss.
Utah snapped a six-game road losing streak with only its fourth victory away from home in 17 games.
Rookie Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 22 points - 21 in the second half. He scored 13 points in the third quarter.
Warriors 120, Wizards 100 - Monta Ellis scored 25 points and Klay Thompson added 18 to lead Golden State in a rout at Washington.
David Lee had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Golden State, which had six players in double figures.
Nick Young scored 25 points, 15 in the fourth quarter, and John Wall had 20 points and 14 assists for Washington.
Nuggets 119, Kings 116 - Arron Afflalo hit three free throws with 0.6 seconds left in regulation and Ty Lawson made a 3-pointer with four seconds remaining in overtime as host Denver rallied for a win over Sacramento.
Afflalo finished with a career-high 32 points for the Nuggets and Lawson had 16 points and 13 assists.
Marcus Thornton and Tyreke Evans each had 27 points for the Kings.
Trail Blazers 86, Hornets 74 - Nicolas Batum scored 19 points and host Portland snapped a three-game losing streak.
LaMarcus Aldridge added 10 points and 11 boards for the Trail Blazers.
Marco Belinelli had 18 points for New Orleans.