Chicago Bulls 104 – New York Knicks 102
Highlights: Kris Dunn made two free throws with 2.9 seconds left to give the Chicago Bulls a 104-102 victory over the New York Knicks on Saturday night. Coach Fred Hoiberg put the ball in Dunn’s hands during the final possession and the second-year point guard was fouled by Courtney Lee while driving to the basket. Following a timeout, the Knicks, who scored 10 straight points to tie it at 102, had a chance to tie or take the lead, but Kristaps Porzingis missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Nikola Mirotic, in just his second game of the season, had 19 points to help Chicago win its second straight. Dunn finished with 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds, and Luari Markkanen and David Nwaba had 15 points apiece. Nwaba had 11 points in the fourth quarter. Porzingis had 23 points for New York. The Knicks are 1-8 on the road.
- Washington Wizards 112 – Los Angeles Clippers 113
- Miami Heat 101 – Brooklyn Nets 89
- Los Angeles Lakers 110 – Charlotte Hornets 99
- Orlando Magic 110 – Atlanta Hawks 117
- Philadelphia 76ers 98 – Cleveland Cavaliers 105
- New York Knicks 102 – Chicago Bulls 104 (See Chicago Sports News)
- Utah Jazz 100 – Milwaukee Bucks 117
- San Antonio Spurs 104 – Phoenix Suns 101
- Oklahoma City Thunder 102 – Memphis Grizzlies 101
- Houston Rockets 124 – Portland Trail Blazers 117
Chicago Bulls 119 – Charlotte Hornets 111
Highlights: Lauri Markkanen had 24 points, including a key 3-pointer in overtime, and 12 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 119-111 win over the Charlotte Hornets. Robin Lopez had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Chicago. Kris Dunn scored 20 points, Justin Holiday had 17 and David Nwaba chipped in with 11 for the Bulls, who are 2-0 against Charlotte and 2-20 against the rest of the league. Dwight Howard had 25 points and 20 rebounds to lead the Hornets, his second 20-20 game of the season. Kemba Walker added 20 points, and Marvin Williams had a season-high 17.
Chicago Blackhawks 3 – Buffalo Sabres 2
Highlights: Gustav Forsling scored on a screened shot from the blue line with 4.9 seconds left in overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied past the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Friday to snap a five-game losing streak. Forsling, who had two assists in regulation, fired a low drive between Robin Lehner‘s pads with Buffalo defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen blocking the goalie’s view. Lehner made 48 saves and kept Buffalo in the game as Chicago eventually took charge. But he missed the Blackhawks’ last attempt. Chicago’s Tommy Wingels scored a short-handed goal with 3:22 left in the third period to tie the game at 2. Blackhawks rookie Alex DeBrincat scored his 12th goal in the second period.
- Chicago Bulls 119 – Charlotte Hornets 111 (See Chicago Sports News)
- Cleveland Cavaliers 102 – Indiana Pacers 106
- Denver Nuggets 103 – Orlando Magic 89
- Golden State Warriors 102 – Detroit Pistons 98
- Sacramento Kings 116 – New Orleans Pelicans 109
- Dallas Mavericks 102 – Milwaukee Bucks 109
- Toronto Raptors 116 – Memphis Grizzlies 107
- Boston Celtics 102 – San Antonio Spurs 105
Cavs’ Rose Says He Might Need Ankle Surgery – Derrick Rose says he has a bone spur in his left ankle and acknowledged that he might need to undergo a procedure to correct it should his rehabilitation program not take, the Cleveland Cavaliers guard revealed at shootaround Friday. Speaking to the media for the first time since rejoining the Cavs earlier this week, Rose appeared in good spirits as the Cavs took the court to prepare for Friday night’s game against the Indiana Pacers. “I would like to say thanks to the whole franchise, [GM] Koby [Altman], the front office, the players, the coaches, the coaching staff, I’d like to say thank you for allowing me my privacy to keep my right state of mind and to keep my happiness,” Rose said. Rose declined to answer how close he was to retirement during his nearly two-week absence from the Cavs, nor would he disclose his whereabouts during that time. He was adamant, however, that the reported $80 million remaining on his Adidas contract, which he was in jeopardy of losing should he have decided to walk away from the NBA for good, was not his motivating factor in his return.
- Los Angeles Lakers 107 – Philadelphia 76ers 104
- Washington Wizards 109 – Phoenix Suns 89
- Oklahoma City Thunder 95 – Brooklyn Nets 100
- Houston Rockets 112 – Utah Jazz 101
Nets Acquire Center Okafor in Trade With 76ers – The Brooklyn Nets acquired beleaguered center Jahlil Okafor and guard Nik Stauskas from the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday in exchange for forward Trevor Booker. The Nets will also receive a 2019 second-round pick that originally belonged to the Knicks, sources told ESPN. Philadelphia had excised Okafor from its rotation after declining its team option on him for next season, and Okafor’s representatives asked for a trade or a buyout.