Wade’s magic touch helps Bulls beat Heat

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MI­AMI: Dwyane Wade got a win in his re­turn to Mi­ami, with Jimmy But­ler scor­ing 20 points and Ra­jon Rondo adding 16 points and 12 as­sists as the Chicago Bulls topped the Heat 9895 on Thurs­day night. Robin Lopez had 16 points for Chicago, which pre­vailed in a game that had 14 ties and 19 lead changes. Wade scored 13 points on 5-for-17 shoot­ing in his first game at Mi­ami as an op­po­nent, af­ter spend­ing his first 13 NBA sea­sons with the Heat. Has­san White­side led Mi­ami with 20 points and 20 re­bounds. Dion Wait­ers and Josh Richard­son each scored 16 for the Heat, who lost point guard Go­ran Dragic to a sprained left an­kle in the third quar­ter. Jus­tise Winslow scored 15 and Tyler John­son added 14 for Mi­ami.


Stephen Curry scored 33 points and Golden State beat Den­ver on a night Kevin Du­rant’s string of 72 straight reg­u­larsea­son games with at least 20 points ended. Du­rant fin­ished with 18 points. He re­mained tied with Michael Jor­dan for the fourth-long­est streak of 20 or more points in league his­tory. Curry tweaked his an­kle in a win over Dal­las on Wed­nes­day, but it didn’t ap­pear to ham­per him. He fin­ished 7 of 13 from 3point range, in­clud­ing one that he turned into a four-point play. Rookie Ja­mal Mur­ray had 14 points for the Nuggets, who are 0-2 at Pepsi Cen­ter this sea­son af­ter stress­ing the im­por­tance of re­gain­ing a home-court ad­van­tage. Fel­low rookie Ma­lik Beasley scored his first NBA points on a 3-pointer in the third quar­ter. He fin­ished with 12 points.


An­thony Davis hit a pair of free throws with 12 sec­onds left and scored 32 points, and New Or­leans got its first vic­tory af­ter los­ing its first eight by beat­ing Mil­wau­kee. The Philadel­phia 76ers (0-7) are the re­main­ing win­less team in the NBA. Jabari Parker scored a sea­son-high 33 points for Mil­wau­kee, which lost its sec­ond straight game to a team that was win­less. In their last game Sun­day, the Bucks fell 86-75 in over­time to Dal­las, which was 0-5 com­ing into that game. E’Twaun Moore added 20 points for New Or­leans, play­ing its third game in four nights. Mil­wau­kee’s Gian­nis An­te­tok­oun­mpo had 17 points, 10 re­bounds and one as­sist in 35 min­utes.


Lou Wil­liams scored 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quar­ter to help Los An­ge­les rally past Sacramento. The Lak­ers took con­trol by break­ing away from a tie game with 10 straight points, the final five by Young, to go ahead 92-82 with 3:36 left. Los An­ge­les has four wins in a five-game stretch for the first time since Novem­ber 2013. De­Mar­cus Cousins had 28 points and nine re­bounds, and Rudy Gay had 15 points and eight re­bounds for the Kings, who had their mod­est two-game win streak snapped. Sacramento had won the last seven meet­ings with the Lak­ers. D’An­gelo Rus­sell had 17 points and Nick Young 16 for the Lak­ers. Julius Ran­dle had 15 points and eight re­bounds, and Ti­mothy Moz­gov added 10 points. — AP

MI­AMI: Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy But­ler (cen­ter) is fouled by Mi­ami Heat’s Tyler John­son (8) dur­ing the first half of an NBA bas­ket­ball game on Thurs­day, Nov 10, 2016, in Mi­ami. — AP

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