NBA roundup: Butler's last-second 3 sends Sixers past Nets
Butler, who was questionable to play due to a sprained left ankle, scored 18 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and hit his second game-winner since joining Philadelphia in a trade from Minnesota on Nov. 12.
He gave Philadelphia the dramatic win when he took the inbounds pass from Ben Simmons, began to move slightly inside the 3-point arc, stepped back and released a 3-pointer in front of Brooklyn's bench with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson's hand in his face.
The lead changed hands five times in the final 63 seconds, and the Nets held a 125-124 edge on Spencer Dinwiddie's pullup jumper over Redick with 26 seconds left.
Raptors 125, Heat 115
Toronto also received double-doubles from Jonas Valanciunas, who had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Kyle Lowry, who had 12 points and 10 assists. Pascal Siakam added 21 points while Fred VanVleet, CJ Miles and Delon Wright each scored 10.
Dwyane Wade scored a season-best 35 points off the bench for the Heat, losers of seven of the past nine games. Bam Adebayo added a double-double with 16 points and 21 rebounds and Josh Richardson scored 19.
Clippers 104, Blazers 100
Magic 108, Lakers 104
The Lakers tied the game at 104 with 2:24 remaining on a pair of free throws by LeBron James, but Los Angeles missed four 3-point attempts down the stretch.
Terrence Ross made a cutting layup with 34 seconds remaining to give the Magic a 106-104 lead, and Aaron Gordon sealed the victory on a dunk with 10 seconds remaining. Gordon finished with 17 points. James scored 24 points for the Lakers, who have seven victories in their last nine games, but both of the defeats in that span came to the Magic.
Pistons 118, Suns 107
Reggie Jackson had 19 points and eight assists for the Pistons, and Blake Griffin contributed 16 points and 11 assists. Langston Galloway added 15 points, Stanley Johnson had 14 and Reggie Bullock chipped in 13 for Detroit, which has won four of the past five.
Devin Booker's 37 points led Phoenix, which wrapped up a four-game road trip, losing three of the four. Suns guard Jamal Crawford reached the 19,000-point mark for his career with a first-half 3-pointer. He finished with 12 points and five assists.
Knicks 103, Grizzlies 98
Trey Burke hit the tying and go-ahead free throws with 1:49 left, then came up with the steal on the next possession that led to a three-point play by Emmanuel Mudiay as visiting New York edged Memphis.
The win was the third in a row for the Knicks, who trailed by as many as 13 points in the third quarter and squandered a nine-point lead in the fourth before ending the game on an 11-5 run. The Grizzlies have lost two straight following a five-game winning streak.
Enes Kanter scored 21 points and pulled down 26 rebounds -- the most in a single game by an NBA player this season -- for the Knicks. Mike Conley had a double-double with 23 points and 11 assists for the Grizzlies while Marc Gasol finished with 27 points and eight rebounds.
Jazz 133, Kings 112
Ricky Rubio amassed 27 points, seven rebounds and five assists while Rudy Gobert added 18 points, 15 rebounds and five assists to lead Utah past host Sacramento. Joe Ingles added 18 points and six assists for the Jazz, and Jae Crowder and Alec Burks chipped in 14 points apiece.
Utah snapped a three-game losing streak and won for just the second time in seven games. The Jazz played without leading scorer Donovan Mitchell, who was sidelined due to a rib contusion. Mitchell's status for Utah's Monday home game against the Indiana Pacers was uncertain.
Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 20 points and Marvin Bagley III added 18 off the bench to lead Sacramento. The Kings lost to the Jazz at home for the second time this season after allowing Utah to shoot 53.3 percent from the field. However, Sacramento did win 119-110 at Utah on Wednesday.
Hawks 124, Hornets 123
Kent Bazemore scored 20 points, including the go-ahead basket with 4.6 seconds remaining, to give Atlanta the win over visiting Charlotte, ending the Hawks' 10-game losing streak.
Charlotte had one final chance to win, but Kemba Walker's jumper was swatted away by John Collins with 1.1 seconds remaining.
Atlanta also got 23 points and 11 rebounds from Collins, 18 points and five assists from Trae Young and 16 points, six rebounds and six assists from DeAndre' Bembry. Malik Monk led the Hornets with 26 points, and Walker scored 22. Marvin Williams contributed 20 points and 13 boards for Charlotte.
--Field Level Media
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