Orlando Magic, Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls all get close wins

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It was a night of close games in the NBA as we were treated to two one point games and a two point game with big teams suffering big defeats.

Arguably the biggest result of the night came from Houston as the Rockets fell to a one point defeat at the hands of the Washington Wizards.

In the clash of the seeded teams, the fourth seed in the West lost to the third seed in the East in another big win for Washington.

Bradley Beal had a big night for the Wizards scoring 33 points with five rebounds and three assists.

Beal had the third highest scoring game of his career against the Rockets tonight as he helped to lead them to a tight 104-103 victory.


Despite Beal's big night, he wasn't even able to outscore everyone in the game as the Rockets James Harden matched him on 33 points in the game.

Harden came away with more rebounds and assists and even hit a three pointer as time expired.

It wasn't enough though as Harden's last ditch effort meant that the Rockets would only lose by one as they now slip to 21-9.

Shocker in Miami

The Miami Heat also fell to a narrow one point defeat as the surprising Orlando Magic went to their Florida rival and got the 102-101 win.

Nikola Vucevic was the key man on the night coming away with 26 points and outscoring Miami's top scorer Dwyane Wade by just a single point.

Vucevic also had nine rebounds and three assists as he was the second Magic player to break 20 points.

Miami had three men break 20 points with Wade, Chris Bosh and Danny Granger all having solid nights.

When it came down to it though, it was Wade who missed the game winner as he saw his 20-foot buzzer beater miss and condemn the Heat to a quite embarrassing home loss.

Miami now move to 14-18 on the season but retain the number eight seed in the Eastern conference whilst the Magic increase to 13-21.

Big Bulls win

The Chicago Bulls got the third narrow victory of the night as they left Indiana with a two point win over the Pacers.

Jimmy Butler had 27 points on the night with nine rebounds finishing off a great night for Bulls guard.

Butler hit the winning three pointer with 1:07 left in the game and it proved to be enough to give the Bulls the win that takes them to 22-9 this season.

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