Philadelphia 76ers 94 – 106 Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler scored 21 as the Miami Heat lead from the start to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 106-94 in the Eastern Conference. The result meant that Philadelphia failed to snatch the top spot in the Eastern Conference. They still have a chance when they face the Orlando Magic. The Jimmy Butler inspired Miami Heat have now won their seventh game in eight including their last four games. The Heat is tied with the New York Knicks in fifth, both half a game behind the Atlanta Hawks in fourth.
Toronto Raptors 102 – 114 Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine scored 24 points, eight of which came in the fourth quarter as the Chicago Bulls beat the Toronto Raptors 114-102. Stanley Johnson top-scored with 35 points and ten rebounds for the Raptors. The Chicago Bulls kept their slim chances of a playoff place thanks to Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucekic who finished with 16 points and 18 rebounds. This was the Raptor’s fifth consecutive loss and are already out of playoff contention.
The Bulls with the win completed a clean sweep over the Bulls this season. Coby White added 17 points and 10 assists for the Bulls, and Javonte Green and Thaddeus Young each scored 10 points. Jalen Harris added a career-best 17 points for Toronto. Malachi Flynn added 16, Khem Birch 14 points, and DeAndre’ Bembry 12.