Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Joakim Noah tallied 26 points, 19 rebounds and six assists as the Chicago Bulls survived a three overtime thriller with the Orlando Magic, 128-125, on Wednesday from Amway Center. Jimmy Butler sat just three minutes in this one, posting 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists to help Chicago to its sixth win in seven games. D.J. Augustin scored 19 points with nine assists off the bench, while Carlos Boozer had 23 points before sitting for the overtime periods. Tony Snell added 15 points. Victor Oladipo netted a career-high 35 points on 15-of-24 shooting in 57 minutes for Orlando, losers of nine straight. Jameer Nelson took 30 shots en route to 31 points and 10 assists, and Tobias Harris had 22 points to go with 16 rebounds.
Final Score: Philadelphia 95, Charlotte 92
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Thaddeus Young's 3-pointer with 3.9 seconds left lifted the Philadelphia 76ers to a 95-92 win over the Charlotte Bobcats from Wells Fargo Center. Michael Carter-Williams and Young ran a perfect pick-and-roll that saw Carter-Williams swing it back to Young on the wing, who buried the trey to give the Sixers the lead late. Kemba Walker's game-tying attempt from the near corner was off the mark as time expired and the Sixers continued their home dominance over Charlotte, winning their sixth consecutive game against the Bobcats in the City of Brotherly Love. Philadelphia snapped a four-game losing streak despite committing 24 turnovers. Evan Turner paced the Sixers with 23 points to go along with seven rebounds, while Carter-Williams added 20 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Spencer Hawes recorded a double-double of 17 points and 14 rebounds and Young finished with 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting.
Final Score: Washington 114, Miami 97
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - LeBron James had the ball poked away by Garrett Temple and Ray Allen wrapped up Bradley Beal to stop a fast break. The Washington Wizards already led the Miami Heat by 30 points and it wasn't even halftime. How strange did it get Wednesday night at Verizon Center? The Wizards called a timeout before Beal took his foul shots and Greg Oden, who hadn't played a regular season game in over four years, checked in for the team that had just celebrated its second straight NBA title with the president. John Wall had 25 points and nine assists, Beal and Nene both scored 19 and Washington beat Miami 114-97 after leading by as many as 34, handing the Heat their first three-game losing streak in the regular season in two years.
Final Score: Boston 88, Toronto 83
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jared Sullinger poured in 25 points and pulled down a career-high 20 rebounds as the Boston Celtics held on for an 88-83 win over the Toronto Raptors. Avery Bradley added 20 points, Kris Humphries had 12 points and eight boards and Phil Pressey dished out 10 assists in his first career start for the Celtics, who snapped a nine-game skid. DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points, Kyle Lowry had 18 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds and John Salmons added 13 points off the bench for the Raptors, who had won three straight entering the game. The Celtics led 73-56 at the start of the fourth quarter, but saw their edge evaporate to just three points after Steve Novak drained a 3-pointer to cap an 18-4 run.
Final Score: Memphis 82, Milwaukee 77
Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Conley scored 15 points with seven rebounds and five assists to help the Memphis Grizzlies to an 82-77 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. James Johnson contributed 15 points off the bench, while Ed Davis and Kosta Koufos scored 14 and 10 points, respectively, in a reserve role for Memphis, winners in four straight. Zach Randolph scored six points on 2-of-10 shooting in the win and his frontcourt mate Marc Gasol was held scoreless, missing all four attempts from the field in his second game since returning from an MCL sprain. Brandon Knight led all scorers with 27 points in defeat, Milwaukee's seventh straight setback. Larry Sanders and Caron Butler each chipped in with 10 points for the Bucks.
Final Score: Sacramento 111, Minnesota 108
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Rudy Gay racked up 33 points on 12-of-19 shooting and the Sacramento Kings held on for a 111-108 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center. Isaiah Thomas added 26 points and seven assists in the win, the improving Kings' fourth in five games, while DeMarcus Cousins posted his 12th straight double-double by amassing 20 points and 11 rebounds. Minnesota, which cut an 11-point deficit down to one with a late 17-7 surge capped by J.J. Barea's three-point play with 4.6 seconds remaining, was paced by Kevin Love's 27 points and 11 rebounds. Barea, Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin all netted 14 points in the loss.
Final Score: Houston 103, New Orleans 100
New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - James Harden led six Rockets in double figures with 26 points as Houston battled from behind to take down the New Orleans Pelicans 103-100 from New Orleans Arena. The Rockets trailed by as many as 10 points in the final period and seven with 3:06 to play before they came storming back. Harden's layup at 2:50 sparked eight straight Houston points to take a one point lead. Anthony Davis tied it at 100-apiece with 1-of-2 from the foul line before Harden's pull-up jumper with 28 ticks to play put Houston on top for good. Terrence Jones stuffed the stat sheet with a career-high 25 points, eight rebounds and six blocks in Houston's third straight win, while Chandler Parsons netted 17 points with eight boards. Dwight Howard chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds despite battling foul trouble throughout the night. Eric Gordon dropped a season-high 35 points in a losing effort as the Pelicans dropped their seventh straight game to fall to .500 at home. Davis had 24 points in the setback.
Final Score: San Antonio 109, Utah 105
San Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Tony Parker had 25 points and nine assists and the San Antonio Spurs survived a late-game rally to beat the Utah Jazz 109-105 on Wednesday for their sixth straight win. Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard and Marco Belinelli scored 15 points apiece for the Spurs, who have won 26 of their last 28 home games against Utah, including six in a row. They have won four in a row overall over the Jazz. Belinelli made four straight free throws down the stretch to help San Antonio remain in front as Washington cut a 14-point Spurs lead to two in the last three minutes. Trey Burke scored 11 of his 17 points for the Jazz in the fourth quarter -- all in a row during their 17-5 run. Enes Kanter had 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead Utah, Alec Burks scored 20 and Derrick Favors added 19 points and 12 rebounds.