MIAMI (AP) – 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 98-95 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.
WARRIORS 125, NUGGETS 101
Stephen Curry scored 33 points and Golden State beat Denver on a night Kevin Durant’s string of 72 straight regular-season 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 3-point range, including one that he turned into a four-point play.
PELICANS 112, BUCKS 106
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.
LAKERS 101, KINGS 91
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.
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.