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Heat 84, Rap­tors 76

MI­AMI — Bam Ade­bayo had 15 points and 14 re­bounds and the Mi­ami Heat put to­gether their best de­fen­sive per­for­mance of the sea­son in a vic­tory over the Toronto Rap­tors.

Tyler Herro and Go­ran Dragic each scored 13 points for Mi­ami. The Heat are 2-0 against the Rap­tors this sea­son and im­proved to 9-0 after a loss. Mi­ami and Mil­wau­kee are the only teams to not lose con­sec­u­tive games this sea­son.

Mav­er­icks 123, Nets 111

DALLAS — Luka Don­cic scored 15 of his 31 points in the fourth quar­ter, help­ing Dallas beat Brook­lyn.

Seth Curry fin­ished with 25 points while keep­ing the Mav­er­icks even with the Nets with Don­cic sit­ting late in the third quar­ter and Nos. 2 and 3 scor­ers Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Har­d­away Jr. out with in­juries.

Nuggets 124, Pac­ers 116

IN­DI­ANAPO­LIS — Michael Porter Jr. scored a ca­reer-high 25 points and Ja­mal Mur­ray added 22 in Den­ver’s vic­tory over In­di­ana.

The Nuggets have won three of four and earned this one de­spite hav­ing Nikola Jo­kic in se­ri­ous foul trou­ble all night. Jo­kic fin­ished with 22 points, 12 in the fourth quar­ter, and seven re­bounds.

Thun­der 109, Spurs 103

SAN AN­TO­NIO — Shai Gil­geous-Alexan­der had 25 points and Oklahoma City over­came 30 points by DeMar DeRozan to beat the Spurs, snap­ping a nine-game skid in San An­to­nio.

Chris Paul had 10 of his 16 points in the fi­nal quar­ter to help Oklahoma City win its fourth straight. The Thun­der had five play­ers score at least 13 points, in­clud­ing 19 from Den­nis Schroder.

Tim­ber­wolves 99, War­riors 84

MIN­NEAPO­LIS — Shabazz Napier and Robert Cov­ing­ton each scored 20 points to help Min­nesota beat Golden State in a matchup of in­jury-rav­aged teams.

Naz Reid added 13 points, Ke­lan Martin had 12 and Min­nesota held Golden State to the low­est points to­tal by an op­po­nent this sea­son. Glen Robin­son III scored 16 points for the War­riors.

Jazz 102, Bulls 98

CHICAGO — Bo­jan Bog­danovic scored 19 points and Utah held off Chicago.

The Jazz went on a 24-4 run in the third quar­ter to grab a nine-point lead and came away with their 10th win in 12 games after Chicago tied it in the clos­ing min­utes.

Hor­nets 109, Cava­liers 106

CLEVE­LAND — Devonte’ Gra­ham hit a 3-pointer with 26 sec­onds left to break a tie and cap Char­lotte’s late rally against Cleve­land.

Gra­ham’s shot from the top of the key gave Char­lotte a 106-103 lead. The Hor­nets came back from a nine-point deficit with five min­utes to play to end a six-game los­ing streak.

Kings 128, Grizzlies 123

SACRA­MENTO — De’Aaron Fox scored 10 of his 27 points in the fi­nal five min­utes and Sacra­mento over­came a 20-point deficit in the first half to beat Mem­phis, end­ing an eight-game los­ing streak.

Buddy Hield had 26 points and seven re­bounds to help the Kings win for the first time since beat­ing Golden State on Dec. 15. Richaun Holmes added 18 points and seven re­bounds, and Bog­dan Bog­danovic scored 16 points.

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