NBA roundup: Bucks cool off the Heat

Bucks guard Brandon Jennings scored 25 points against the Heat.
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Bucks guard Brandon Jennings scored 25 points against the Heat.

Brandon Jennings scored 25 points and Mike Dunleavy had 13 of his 18 in the fourth quarter as the Bucks beat the Miami Heat, 104-85, Saturday night in Milwaukee to spoil Dwyane Wade’s return.

Wade was back after serving a one-game suspension for flailing his leg and making contact with guard Ramon Sessions’s groin during the Heat’s 105-92 victory over Charlotte on Wednesday. Wade sat out Miami’s 109-99 loss to Detroit on Friday night, which snapped the Heat’s six-game winning streak.

Wade had 24 points on 10-of-19 shooting, 4 assists, 6 rebounds, and 3 turnovers. LeBron James added 25 points as Miami failed to reach 100 points for the third time in 28 games.


Thunder 124, Rockets 94 — Russell Westbrook scored 28 points and Kevin Durant added 26 as Oklahoma City built a big lead in the second quarter and rolled to victory in Houston.

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Ex-Thunder sixth man James Harden scored 25 points for the Rockets, who went cold on offense for long stretches.

Hawks 109, Pacers 100 — Lou Williams had 21 points and a career-high 12 assists, Al Horford added 20 points, and host Atlanta defeated Indiana to win its fourth straight.

David West scored a game-high 29 points for the Pacers, who had won four straight and seven of eight.

Bulls 87, Wizards 77 — Marco Belinelli came off the bench to score 17 points and lead host Chicago over Washington.


Carlos Boozer added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulls (16-12), who snapped a two-game losing streak. Belinelli made 7 of 16 shots in a reserve role as Richard Hamilton returned to the starting lineup. Hamilton had missed 12 games because of a torn plantar fascia in his left foot.

Timberwolves 111, Suns 107 — Nikola Pekovic had 28 points and 11 rebounds and Kevin Love added 23 points and 18 boards to lift Minnesota over visiting Phoenix.

Andrei Kirilenko added 20 points and five rebounds for the Timberwolves, who were missing guard Ricky Rubio because of back spasms.

Nets 103, Cavaliers 100 — Brook Lopez scored a season-high 35 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and host Brooklyn improved to 2-0 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo.

Lopez followed his 26-point, 11-rebound performance in a victory Friday over Charlotte by shooting 13 of 20 from the field.


Grizzlies 81, Nuggets 72 — Rudy Gay scored 8 of his 19 points down the stretch and host Memphis beat Denver.

Zach Randolph had 12 points for Memphis, which won despite shooting 40 percent.

Raptors 123, Magic 88 — DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points and Jose Calderon added 15 points and 10 assists, helping visiting Toronto to an easy victory over injury-depleted Orlando.

Rookie Ed Davis had 18 points and seven rebounds as Toronto won for the seventh time in eight games.

Trail Blazers 89, 76ers 85 — Nicolas Batum had 22 points, 8 assists, and 7 rebounds as host Portland edged visiting Philadelphia.

Hornets 98, Bobcats 95 — Eric Gordon had 24 points and seven assists, helping New Orleans overcome a 21-point first-half deficit and extend host Charlotte’s losing streak to 18 games.