NBA roundup

Bulls 100, Celtics 89

Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer scored 21 points apiece, Joakim Noah had a triple-double and Chicago beat Boston Tuesday night.

Noah had 11 points, 13 rebounds and a career high-tying 10 assists for his second career triple-double, and the Bulls evened a 101-95 home loss to Boston on Nov. 12.

Nate Robinson scored 18 points for Chicago and keyed a fourth-quarter surge that put the game out of reach.

Rajon Rondo led the Celtics with 26 points and eight assists. Paul Pierce added 16 points.

The Celtics have lost a season-high three straight games, all on the road.

The Bulls improved to 4-2 in the second of back-to-back games this season. Chicago bounced back from an 80-71 loss in Memphis on Monday, putting up their lowest point total in five seasons.

Jazz 92, Nets 90

Mo Williams scored 19 points, Al Jefferson had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Utah beat Brooklyn despite nearly throwing away the victory.

Utah turned it over on two inbounds passes in the final 31 seconds, the last leading to a Nets steal. They pushed it up and got a potential go-ahead 3-pointer from Gerald Wallace that missed. The Jazz escaped when Reggie Evans' follow shot was no good as time expired.

Derrick Favors added 13 points against his former franchise for the Jazz, who improved to just 5-10 on the road.

Joe Johnson scored 21 points for the Nets, who led for most of the game and by as many as 13 points before dropping their second straight.

Bucks 98, Pacers 93

Brandon Jennings scored 13 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and Monta Ellis had 19 points, leading Milwaukee to a win over Indiana.

Jennings scored four straight points midway through the fourth quarter to give the Bucks an 89-85 lead with 4:10 remaining.

Paul George drove the lane for Indiana for a dunk to cut the lead to two, but Jennings responded with a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 3:30 remaining to give the Bucks a 92-87 lead.

David West hit one of two free throws, but Mike Dunleavy rebounded his own miss and scored to give Milwaukee a 94-88 lead with 1:35 remaining.

George Hill hit a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 94-91 with 1:17 remaining. Jennings then drove the lane and scored with 1 minute left to boost the lead to 96-91 and the Bucks held on for the win.

Heat 103, Timberwolves 92

Dwyane Wade scored 24 points, LeBron James added 22 points and 11 assists and Miami survived a huge rebounding differential to beat Minnesota.

Chris Bosh scored 15 points and Mario Chalmers added 12 for the Heat, who gave up 21 of the game's first 24 rebounds and wound up getting beaten 52-24 on the boards - yet still won.

Andrei Kirilenko scored 22 for Minnesota, which played without guard Ricky Rubio, who's being eased back after recovering from knee surgery. James topped the 20-point mark for the 27th straight regular-season game and 43rd straight overall.

Hawks 100, Wizards 95

Lou Williams scored a season-high 24 points and Josh Smith had 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead Atlanta to an overtime win over Washington.

Kyle Korver had 16 points and Jeff Teague added 13 as Atlanta (15-7) won for the third time in three meetings with the Wizards (3-19) this season.

Raptors 113, Cavaliers 99

Jose Calderon scored a season-high 23 points, and Toronto won on the road for the second time this season by beating Cleveland.

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