JIMMY Butler scored eight points in the fourth quarter and hit the tie-breaking jumper with 4:18 left Sunday afternoon (Monday in Manila) as the visiting Miami Heat held off the New York Knicks in a 109-103 win.
Butler (17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists) just missed a triple-double while Bam Adebayo (24 points and 11 rebounds) also had a double-double for the Heat, which has won two straight for just the second time this season.
Kendrick Nunn and Tyler Herro each scored 16 points while Kelly Olynyk (15 points) and Duncan Robinson (12 points) each got into double digits.
Julius Randle had 26 points and 13 rebounds for the Knicks, whose two-game winning streak was snapped. Reggie Bullock hit seven 3-pointers on his way to 21 points while Alec Burks had 13 points off the bench.
In other games, it was the Hornets 119, Wizards 97; Jazz 103, Pacers 95; Suns 100, Celtics 91; and Kings 113, Clippers 110.
Hornets 119, Wizards 97
Terry Rozier and Gordon Hayward combined for 51 points to lead Charlotte’s rout of visiting Washington.
Rozier finished with 26 points, four assists and three rebounds and Hayward totaled 25 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals as Charlotte bounced back emphatically after consecutive losses to the Sixers and Jazz at home earlier in the week.
Bradley Beal returned to form scoring a game-high 31 points for the Wizards a game after his dismal seven-point outing on Friday against the Miami Heat when he shot 1-for-14 from the field. Beal, who didn’t make his first shot against Miami until the third quarter, hit his first shot in the opening minute and went 11-for-22 from the field and 3-for-9 from 3-point range.