BUCKS TOP SHORTHANDED HEAT
miami» Khris Middleton scored 22 points, Greg Monroe added 15 and the Bucks clamped down defensively on shorthanded Miami throughout, beating the Heat 91-79 on Tuesday.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 14 points for the Bucks, who have now beaten Miami five consecutive times.
Hassan Whiteside scored 23 points and grabbed 18 rebounds for Miami.
Anthony Davis scored 35 points and the Pelicans overcame an early 17-point hole to beat the Timberwolves 114-99. Jrue Holiday scored 19 points and Tyreke Evans added 13 for the Pelicans. … Paul George had 19 points and the Pacers beat the Suns 97-94.
Noah has successful surgery. Bulls center Joakim Noah underwent surgery to repair his dislocated left shoulder. The 2014 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Noah is expected to miss four to six months. Barring a quick recovery or deep playoff run, he might have played his last game for the Bulls given his expiring contract.