NBA roundup: recap, scores, notes for every game played on February 16

By The Sports Xchange   |   Feb. 17, 2017 at 6:32 AM
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Chicago Bulls 104, Boston Celtics 103

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls hit all 22 of their free throws, including a pair by Jimmy Butler with 0.9 seconds left after a touch foul call, to edge the Boston Celtics 104-103 on Thursday night at the United Center.

Trailing 103-102, Butler drew a foul on Marcus Smart off a jump shot on Chicago's final possession. The Bulls' leading scorer stepped to the free-throw line and drilled both foul shots, making him 9 for 9 for the game and giving him 29 points.

Butler added seven assists for Chicago, which won their second straight game and ended a four-game winning streak by Boston.

Isaiah Thomas led the Celtics with 29 points, including Boston's final 11 points in the fourth quarter. He scored 20 or more points for the 41st straight game, setting a franchise record previously held by Hall of Famer John Havlicek.

Washington Wizards 111, Indiana Pacers 98

INDIANAPOLIS -- Otto Porter Jr. had 25 points and eight rebounds, and Washington led from start to finish in knocking off struggling Indiana.

The Wizards also got 21 points and seven rebounds from Markieff Morris, John Wall had 20 points and 12 assists and Bradley Beal added 19 points on a night when Washington shot 51.8 percent.

Myles Turner and Paul George each had 17 points to lead the Pacers, who lost six in a row. George made only 6 of 19 shots, including 1 of 7 from 3-point range. Indiana allowed at least 110 points in each contest of this six-game losing streak.

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