Zach LaVine scored 28 points and made four free throws in the final 11 seconds, and the Bulls overcame a sloppy fourth quarter to hold off theKings 113-106 in Sacramento on Monday night.
Lauri Markkanen had 20 points and seven rebounds, Wendell Carter added 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Tomas Satoransky had 14 points as Chicago ended a three-game skid.
The Bulls (7-14) led by 19 early in the second half but had trouble putting away the Kings. Chicago committed eight turnovers in the fourth quarter and made one basket in the final 4 ½ minutes.
Buddy Hield hit a step-back jumper that cut the Kings’ deficit to 102-100 with 2:18 remaining. After Markkanen made two free throws, he and Hield exchanged 3-pointers to make it 107-103. Sacramento got the ball back but Hield missed three shots from beyond the arc in the last 36 seconds.
76ers 103, Jazz 94: Tobias Harris scored 26 points and Philadelphia got its 10th straight win at home. Rudy Gobert scored 27 points for the Jazz, who trailed by 40 points to Toronto on Sunday and faced an 18-point deficit against Philadelphia at the break.
Suns 109, Hornets 104: Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 23 points, including two clutch 3-pointers in the final minute that lifted visiting Phoenix over Charlotte. The Suns led by 20 at the break but trailed by five in the final minute.
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Bucks 132, Knicks 88: Giannis Antetokounmpo needed only 14 minutes to record another double-double, finishing with 29 points and 15 rebounds as host Milwaukee won its 12th straight game.
Pacers 117, Grizzlies 104: Malcolm Brogdon scored 19 points, Domantas Sabonis added 18 and visiting Indiana beat Memphis, which was shorthanded as five rotation players sat out.
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