OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Draymond Green hit an off-balance three-pointer as the shot clock expired with 40.2 seconds remaining in overtime, and the Golden State Warriors escaped with a 109-105 win against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night while Stephen Curry watched in street clothes with an injured ankle.
Andrew Bogut saved the ball from going out of bounds, and then Green got the shot off just in time while avoiding Kent Bazemore's diving steal attempt.
Klay Thompson made a go-ahead three with 2:54 left and another big basket at the 11.4-second mark. He finished with 26 points. The Warriors won their second straight overtime game and got a franchise-best 43rd straight regular-season home victory and 25th in a row this season.
Golden State (54-5) can tie the Bulls' 44-game unbeaten mark at home from March 30, 1995, to April 4, 1996, when the Warriors host Oklahoma City on Thursday.
HEAT 129, BULLS 111
MIAMI (AP) — Hassan Whiteside scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and Miami set a franchise record by shooting 67.5 percent while rolling past Chicago.
Joe Johnson added 24 points in his Miami home debut. The previous Heat record for shooting percentage in a regular-season game was 63.4 percent on December 16, 2013, against Utah.
Chicago was within 108-102 with 5:14 left, before Miami finished on a 21-9 run. No team had shot better in an NBA game this season than the 61.8 percent posted by San Antonio against Philadelphia on December 7.
Derrick Rose returned from a three-game absence because of injury and scored 17 points for Chicago, which lost for the 17th time in 25 games and fell to the number nine spot in the Eastern Conference race. Pau Gasol had 15 points, nine rebounds and six assists.
TRAIL BLAZERS 104, KNICKS 85
NEW YORK (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 30 points, CJ McCollum had 21 of his 25 in the second half and Portland earned its sixth straight road victory.
The Blazers followed a fantastic February with a blistering start to March, winning for the 18th time in their last 22 games.
Lillard reached the 30-point mark for the eighth time in nine games and had 14, nearly half of them, in the final 4:25 of the first half.
Carmelo Anthony had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Knicks, so hopeless in their 15th loss in 18 games that fans spent much of the fourth quarter chanting for Jimmer Fredette, who is nearing the end of his 10-day contract. The former college player of the year finally got in for the final 3:13 and finished with four points.
HORNETS 126, SUNS 92
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 26 points, leading the Hornets to the runaway win.
Al Jefferson had 19 points and seven rebounds for Charlotte, which has won nine of 12. Nicolas Batum and reserve Jeremy Lamb scored 15 points apiece.
The Suns had five players score in double figures in their 16th consecutive road loss. Alex Len had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Mirza Teletovic scored 17 points.
Charlotte led by 26 points at halftime and opened its biggest lead at 115-72 on Troy Daniels' three-pointer with 7:56 left in the fourth quarter.
MAVERICKS 121, MAGIC 108
DALLAS (AP) — Wesley Matthews scored 21 points, and Dallas beat Orlando for its third straight win.
The Mavericks made a season-high 56 percent of their field goal attempts (43 for 77).
Zaza Pachulia had his 24th double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points, and Chandler Parsons and J.J. Barea each had 17.
Ersan Ilyasova scored 22 points for the Magic. Nikola Vucevic had 18, all in the first half, and Elfrid Payton and Dewayne Dedmon added 12 apiece.
LAKERS 107, NETS 101
LOS ANGELES (AP) — D'Angelo Russell scored 39 points and hit two of his eight three-pointers in the final minute to lead Los Angeles over Brooklyn.
While Kobe Bryant sat out with a sore right shoulder, the Lakers snapped their eight-game losing streak with a spectacular game from the 20-year-old Russell, who scored 16 points in the fourth quarter and went 14 for 21 from the field.
Brook Lopez had 23 points before fouling out with 2:43 left for the Nets, who fell to 2-3 on their nine-game trip with back-to-back losses at Staples Center.
Russell hit a three-pointer with 53 seconds left and another with 30 seconds to play, capping a spectacular night for the number two overall pick in the draft. His 39 points were the most by a rookie this season.
Los Angeles hung on for its first victory since February 4 and just its fourth win in 26 games since January 3.