NBA roundup: Heat deny Blazers

Lillard blocked on tying attempt

LeBron James scored 32 points, including a layup with 11.4 seconds left, and Chris Bosh capped his 30th birthday by blocking Damian Lillard’s layup in the final moments as the Miami Heat escaped with a 93-91 win over the visiting Trail Blazers.

Bosh finished with 15 points and Chris Andersen had 13 points and 11 rebounds for Miami, which won for just the fifth time in 12 games. Mario Chalmers added 11 points for the Heat.

Lillard led the Blazers with 19 points on 3-for-15 shooting. Mo Williams scored 17 and Wes Matthews had 15 for Portland, which was down 17 with just more than nine minutes remaining.


Lillard had a chance to tie it with just more than a second to go, but Bosh swatted his shot away and then pumped his arms in celebration.

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Spurs 113, 76ers 91 — Austin Daye had 22 points and Tim Duncan added 19 as host San Antonio earned its 14th straight win, which sent Philadelphia to its 25th consecutive loss.

Philadelphia will face Houston on Thursday with a chance to tie the NBA record for consecutive losses set by the Cavaliers in 2010-11.

Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills scored 15 points each for San Antonio, which maintained the league’s best record at 54-16.

Thaddeus Young and Michael Carter-Williams each scored 19 points, Byron Mullens added 15, and Elliot Williams had 14 for Philadelphia (15-56).


Clippers 106, Bucks 98 — Blake Griffin had 27 points and 14 rebounds while playing all 48 minutes as host Los Angeles beat Milwaukee (13-58), which maintained its two-game advantage over Philadelphia in the race for the league’s worst record.

Pelicans 109, Nets 104 — Tyreke Evans scored a season-high 33 points as shorthanded New Orleans rallied from 22 down in the third quarter to beat visiting Brooklyn in overtime.

Evans scored 14 as New Orleans closed the third period on a 29-10 run to get back in the game. Anthony Morrow, who did not score until the final two minutes of regulation, had 11 points the rest of the way as the Pelicans completed their comeback.

Morrow hit a 3-pointer to give New Orleans a 106-100 lead in overtime and all but sealed the victory with another 3 that made it 109-102 with 54.5 seconds left.

Anthony Davis added 24 points and 14 rebounds for the Pelicans, who matched their season best with a three-game winning streak despite playing without Eric Gordon (left knee tendinitis) for the second consecutive game.


Paul Pierce had 24 points and Deron Williams 23 for the Nets, who lost for the first time in five games.

Thunder 117, Nuggets 96 — Kevin Durant (27 points, 8 assists), Caron Butler (23 points), and Reggie Jackson (16 points, career-high 11 assists) led host Oklahoma City to its fourth straight victory.

Bulls 89, Pacers 77 — Taj Gibson came off the bench to score 23 points as host Chicago brushed off a 33-point first half to keep Indiana from clinching the Central Division title.

Rockets 100, Bobcats 89 — James Harden scored 31 points as visiting Houston won its fourth straight.

Suns 102, Hawks 95 — Eric Bledsoe scored 20 points to lead five Phoenix players in double figures as the visiting Suns won their fourth in a row to pull even with Dallas for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Grizzlies 109, Timberwolves 92 — Mike Conley had 23 points and six assists and Marc Gasol added 14 and 12 rebounds for host Memphis.

Pistons 114, Jazz 94 — Andre Drummond had 19 points and 14 rebounds and Detroit shot a season-best 55 percent to win for the first time in Salt Lake City since Nov. 6, 2002.