D.J. Augustin scored a career-high 31 points, including four free throws in the final 11 seconds, and Gerald Henderson added three big baskets late, as the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Philadelphia 76ers 100-97 on Thursday.
Avenging an overtime defeat to the 76ers four days earlier, the Bobcats won their second straight game.
Thaddeus Young scored 15 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter for the Sixers, who rallied from an eight-point deficit to take the lead before Henderson hit three consecutive jumpers.
Andre Iguodala added 19 points, but missed a free throw and a jumper in the final minute in Philadelphia’s second straight loss.
Bulls 82, Mavs 77
In Chicago, Derrick Rose scored 26 points to lead the Bulls past the Dallas Mavericks.
Rose shot nine-for-28 from the field, shouldering a larger-than-usual share of the offensive load in the absence of injured forward Carlos Boozer.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points to lead Dallas, while Jason Terry, Tyson Chandler and DeShawn Stevenson added 12 points apiece.
Stevenson took all 10 of his shots from three-point range, hitting four.
After Rose’s pull-up jumper gave the Bulls an 80-77 lead with 55 seconds to go, Terry missed a tying three-pointer with 15 seconds to play.
Trail Blazers 108, Clippers 93
In Portland, Oregon, LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 points and eight rebounds, and Wesley Matthews added 28 points as Portland beat the Los Angeles Clippers to match a season high with its fourth straight win.
The Trail Blazers shot 56 percent from the field and went on an 18-6 run to finish the game. Rudy Fernandez had 17 points and Andre Miller added 15 for the Blazers, who are 11-2 in their last 13 home games.
Eric Gordon had 35 points for Los Angeles despite playing with an injured tendon on the ring finger of his shooting hand. Blake Griffin added 20 points and 18 rebounds, and Baron Davis had 16 points.
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