The New York Knicks completed a back-to-back sweep of the Chicago Bulls with a 106-94 win Thursday at Madison Square Garden.
New York (30-43) defeated the Bulls 115-107 in Chicago on Wednesday.
The two losses cramp the Bulls’ run for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Chicago (36-35) fell 1 1/2 games behind the Detroit Pistons in the race for eighth place.
Pacers 92, Pelicans 84
Rookie Myles Turner celebrated his 20th birthday with 24 points and 16 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers defeated the injury-plagued New Orleans Pelicans 92-84 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
It was the Pacers’ 10th straight victory over the Pelicans.
Nets 104, Cavaliers 95
Brook Lopez scored 22 points, and the Brooklyn Nets withstood a big performance by LeBron James during a 104-95 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Shane Larkin added 16 points for the Nets, who held the Cavaliers to 12 points in the fourth quarter. Bojan Bogdanovic contributed 12 points, while reserves Sean Kilpatrick and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 10 apiece as the Nets won for the third time in their past 11 games.
Thunder 113, Jazz 91
Kevin Durant scored 20 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 113-91 victory over the Utah Jazz at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Durant shot 7 of 11 from the field to go with eight rebounds and nine assists. It was the 58th straight game he has scored at least 20 points.
Clippers 96, Trail Blazers 94
JJ Redick hit a jump shot as time expired, and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 96-94 at Staples Center.
Redick came around a pick and took a pass from Chris Paul for the game-winning shot. Crawford hit a 3-point shot to tie with 11 seconds remaining in regulation after Portland’s Damian Lillard sank a 3-pointer with 23.9 seconds remaining.