Draymond Green made a layup with 0.9 seconds left to give the Golden State Warriors a 97-95 win over the Heat Wednesday night in Miami.
Klay Thompson tied a season high with 27 points to lead the Warriors, who have won five straight. LeBron James led Miami with 31 points as he reached the 20-point mark for the 25th consecutive game, the longest current streak in the NBA.
Jarrett Jack dribbled the ball at the top of the key for the Warriors as the clock ticked down before finding Green open underneath the basket. Green caught the pass in mid-air and made the basket. James’s jumper from the baseline banged off the rim giving Golden State the win as Miami lost for just the second time in 12 home games.
David Lee scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Jack added 20 points off the bench for the Warriors. Golden State took a 77-74 lead into the fourth quarter after leading for most of the third.
After hitting a 3 to tie the score at 87, James gave the Heat their first lead since early in the third with a turnaround 18-footer with 6:41 left for an 89-87 advantage.
Nets 94, Raptors 88 — Joe Johnson scored 23 points, Andray Blatche had 14 points and nine rebounds, and Brooklyn beat host Toronto, snapping a season-high five-game losing streak.
C.J. Watson scored 16 points and Deron Williams added 12 as the Nets won for the first time since Nov. 30 at Orlando.
Jazz 99, Spurs 96 — Mo Williams’s 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted Utah over San Antonio in Salt Lake City, snapping the Spurs’ five-game winning streak.
Paul Millsap led Utah with 24 points and 12 rebounds, Al Jefferson scored 21 points, and Gordon Hayward added 19.
Bulls 96, 76ers 89 — Joakim Noah scored 21 points, Luol Deng added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Chicago won its fourth in a row on the road.
Less than 24 hours after losing to the Los Angeles Clippers by 5 points at United Center, the Bulls traveled to Philadelphia and appeared more rested than the Sixers, who had Tuesday off.
Thunder 92, Hornets 88 — Kevin Durant scored 35 points and host Oklahoma City extended its winning streak to nine games.
The Thunder rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit and matched their longest streak since they moved from Seattle.
At 18-4, the Thunder matched the second-best start in franchise history. Seattle started 20-2 in 1993-94 and the Thunder started 18-4 last season.
Bucks 98, Kings 85 — Brandon Jennings scored 19 points, Monta Ellis had 17 points and 11 assists, and Milwaukee beat visiting Sacramento.
Ersan Ilyasova added 16 points and a season-high 14 rebounds, and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute scored a season-high 17 points in his first start of the season for Milwaukee (11-9), which has its best 20-game start since 2005-06.
Pacers 96, Cavaliers 81 — Paul George scored 27 points and host Indiana overcame a 16-point deficit to beat Cleveland.
Hawks 86, Magic 80 — Josh Smith and Jeff Teague scored 16 points apiece, Al Horford added 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Atlanta held off a late charge by host Orlando.
Rockets 99, Wizards 93 — James Harden scored 31 points to lift host Houston over Washington.
Timberwolves 108, Nuggets 105 — Nikola Pekovic had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Minnesota used a big advantage at the free throw line to overcome Kevin Love’s shooting struggles in a victory over visiting Denver.
Suns 82, Grizzlies 80 — Goran Dragic made a short hook shot from the left baseline with 0.5 seconds left, and host Phoenix edged Memphis to snap a seven-game losing streak.
Clippers 100, Bobcats 94 — Chris Paul had 19 points and 10 assists as Los Angeles won in Charlotte for its eighth straight victory.