Joakim Noah had 20 points and 12 rebounds, D.J. Augustin scored 22, and the Bulls beat the Miami Heat, 95-88, in overtime on Sunday in Chicago after Jimmy Butler blocked LeBron James at the end of regulation. Dwyane Wade scored 25 for Miami, but with James struggling again, the Heat dropped their third straight to match their longest losing streak of the season.
James scored 17 points on 8-of-23 shooting and couldn’t come through after Miami blew a 12-point lead down the stretch. With a chance to win it at the end of regulation, he got stripped by Butler on a layup attempt.
In OT, it was all Bulls. Chicago outscored Miami, 9-2, starting with Augustin’s trey just under a minute in. Butler added a jumper from the wing, Noah scored on a putback, and Butler added two free throws to make it 95-86 with 1:33 left before James made a layup.
Noah also had seven assists and five blocks with his dad — tennis great Yannick Noah — looking on. Butler added 16 points and 11 rebounds.
James had another rough day. He is 23 for 59 in the three games since his career-high and franchise-record 61-point effort against Charlotte last week.
Lakers 114, Thunder 110 — Jodie Meeks scored 24 of his career-high 42 points in the second half, and host Los Angeles beat Oklahoma City despite a triple-double by Kevin Durant.
Durant had 27 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists for the Thunder for his third triple-double this season. Serge Ibaka had 21 points and 15 boards.
Nets 104, Kings 89 — Marcus Thornton scored 15 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter against his old team and Joe Johnson added 18 points as host Brooklyn overcame an injury to Paul Pierce to defeat Sacramento.
The Nets, who have won five of six, lost Pierce to a right shoulder injury in the first quarter. He was listed as day-to-day. DeMarcus Cousins had 28 points and 20 rebounds for the Kings.
Mavericks 105, Pacers 94 — Monta Ellis and Devin Harris each had 20 points as host Dallas extended Indiana’s seasonlong losing streak to four games.
Paul George had 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Pacers, who stayed 1½ games up on Miami for the lead in the Eastern Conference.
Raptors 111, Timberwolves 104 — Kyle Lowry had 20 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists for his fourth career triple-double, lifting Toronto to a victory in Minneapolis.
DeMar DeRozan had 25 points for the Raptors, who have won 9 of 11. Kevin Love had 26 points, 11 rebounds, and 9 assists for the Timberwolves.
Rockets 118, Trail Blazers 113 — James Harden scored 41 points and Jeremy Lin had 26 as Houston rallied for an overtime win over Portland.
Harden hit a 3-pointer with seconds left in regulation to send it to overtime.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 points and 12 rebounds for the Blazers.
Pelicans 111, Nuggets 107 — Anthony Davis tied his career high with 32 points, grabbed 17 rebounds, and blocked 6 shots as New Orleans beat visiting Denver in overtime.
Tyreke Evans had 20 points and Anthony Morrow added 14, including a 15-foot pull-up in the lane that tied the game at 94 with one second left in regulation. Kenneth Faried had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Denver.
Warriors 113, Suns 107 — Stephen Curry overcame a strained right quad to finish with 18 points and nine assists, and Golden State held off Phoenix in Oakland, Calif.
David Lee added 26 points and nine rebounds for the Warriors. Gerald Green had 25 points for the Suns.