Marvin Williams scored 23 points and rookie Trey Burke hit a jumper with 24 seconds remaining to lift the Utah Jazz to a 94-89 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night in Salt Lake City.
Trailing, 87-79, after Williams hit two 3-pointers, the Heat used a 10-4 run to draw within 2 points when Ray Allen made a 3 from the corner with 46 seconds to play. Burke, who had 13 points, drained the clutch 19-foot jump shot to beat the shot clock and Gordon Hayward’s free throw clinched the win for the Jazz, who have beat the Heat at home three straight times.
Dwyane Wade had 19 points for the Heat, who missed their last four shots from the field to thwart their comeback. LeBron James was 4 of 13 from the field for 13 points, his lowest scoring total since he had 13 points in a 104-88 win over Atlanta on Nov. 19.
Spurs 104, Bobcats 100 — Patty Mills scored 18 of his season-high 32 points in the fourth quarter to lead San Antonio over host Charlotte for its fourth win in five games.
Mills was 10 of 13 from the field, including 5 of 5 in the fourth quarter. He also connected on 8 of 9 foul shots and had four 3-pointers as the Spurs beat the Bobcats for the sixth straight time.
Tim Duncan had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Spurs for his 22d double-double of the season. Al Jefferson led the Bobcats with 26 points.
Rockets 101, Bucks 95 — Dwight Howard scored 27 points, including three crucial free throws in the closing seconds, and James Harden scored 10 of his 22 points in the decisive third quarter to help Houston defeat host Milwaukee for its fifth straight win.
Jeremy Lin added 18 points as the Rockets tied their longest winning streak of the season. Brandon Knight scored 23 for the Bucks.
Pistons 126, Nuggets 109 — Brandon Jennings had a season-high 35 points to go with 12 assists, Josh Smith had 30 points, and Detroit rolled over Denver in Auburn Hills, Mich.
The game didn’t quite match Detroit’s 186-184 triple-overtime win over Denver 30 years ago, but still saw 11 players score in double figures and the Pistons put up a season high in points.
Randy Foye led the way for the Nuggets with 25 points.
Trail Blazers 117, Timberwolves 110 — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 16 of his 26 points in the second half and Wesley Matthews had 21 to help visiting Portland beat injury-depleted Minnesota.
Corey Brewer scored 26 points and Ricky Rubio added a career-high 25 for the Wolves, who were without All-Star Kevin Love (bruised left quadriceps), Nikola Pekovic (bursitis, right ankle), and Kevin Martin (broken left thumb).
Suns 122, Warriors 109 —Goran Dragic scored 13 of his career-high 34 points in the final seven minutes and added 10 assists as host Phoenix outlasted Golden State. Gerald Green added 25 points and P.J. Tucker had 16 points and 15 rebounds for Phoenix. Stephen Curry had 28 points for the Warriors.
Grizzlies 79, Hawks 76 — Zach Randolph scored 20 points, and visiting Memphis used strong defense to shut down Atlanta. The Hawks set a season scoring low after leading, 29-27, after the first period. Atlanta was held to a combined 25 points in the second and third periods. Paul Millsap had 20 points and 11 rebounds for Atlanta.