CHICAGO – Nate Robinson had 11 points and seven assists in 21 minutes off the bench, leading a furious fourth-quarter comeback that carried the Chicago Bulls past the Detroit Pistons 85-82 on Wednesday night.
Joakim Noah sacrificed his body to save a loose ball, which Marco Belinelli converted into a game-winning basket with 7 seconds left. Tayshaun Prince and Rodney Stuckey each missed potential tying three-pointers at the other end.
Robinson put the Bulls on his back, scoring nine straight points early in the fourth as Chicago overcame a 17-point deficit to beat Detroit for the 17th straight time.
He hit a jumper with 10:25 left to cut the lead to eight, then was fouled in transition on the next possession. He rose from the floor and beckoned the sold-out crowd to get on its feet, which it did.
Robinson took it from there.
Noah finished with 10 points and 18 rebounds. Brandon Knight led Detroit with 13 points and seven assists.
HEAT 123, RAPTORS 116, OT: In Miami, Dwyane Wade scored 35 points, LeBron James got his 34th career triple-double and Miami rallied from a 15-point deficit.
James finished with 31 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for Miami.
HAWKS 104, BOBCATS 92: In Charlotte, N.C., Josh Smith had 30 points and 13 rebounds, and Atlanta snapped a six-game road losing streak.
Kyle Korver added 21 points on 5-of-6 shooting from beyond the three-point arc.
NUGGETS 105, ROCKETS 95: In Houston, Ty Lawson scored 21 points, Wilson Chandler had 20 and Denver pulled away in the third quarter of a victory over mistake-prone Houston.
Danilo Gallinari sank three three-pointers and scored 18 points for the Nuggets, who converted 28 points off 23 Houston turnovers to beat the Rockets for the fifth straight time.
GRIZZLIES 106, LAKERS 93: In Memphis, Tenn., Darrell Arthur scored 20 points and Mike Conley added 19 as Memphis handed Los Angeles its fourth straight loss and 10th in 12 games.
NETS 91, TIMBERWOLVES 83: In Minneapolis, Brook Lopez strengthened his push for a spot on the All-Star team with 22 points on 10-for-16 shooting to power Brooklyn.
The Nets improved to 12-2 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo.
SPURS 106, HORNETS 102: In San Antonio, Tony Parker had 24 points and 13 assists, and San Antonio rallied for a victory, overcoming the absence of Tim Duncan and coach Gregg Popovich for their 15th straight win at home.
Tiago Splitter added 25 points and seven rebounds, Stephen Jackson had 15 points and Danny Green 12 for San Antonio (34-11).