NBA results | Thursday
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.