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Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Brandon Jennings poured in a season-high 33 points as the Milwaukee Bucks topped the Philadelphia 76ers, 105-96, on Monday at Wells Fargo Center. Jennings added eight assists and five rebounds, while Monta Ellis finished with 18 points, seven assists and five boards for the Bucks, who improved to 3-0 on the road this season. Mike Dunleavy contributed 13 points and five boards in the victory. Jrue Holiday paced the Sixers with 25 points and six assists, but turned the ball over eight times, while Jason Richardson returned to the lineup after missing four games with an ankle sprain and dropped 20 points. Dorell Wright donated 14 points and Thaddeus Young added 11 points and seven rebounds in the setback.

Final Score: Utah 140, Toronto 133 (3-OT)

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - It took three overtimes, but the Utah Jazz eventually prevailed over the Toronto Raptors, 140-133, to pick up their first road victory of the season. Al Jefferson hit game-tying shots to send the game to a first extra period and then a second. He scored 24 points and pulled down 17 rebounds, while Paul Millsap scored a team-high 34 points. He drained clutch 3-pointers in each of the extra periods for Utah, which had lost its first four road games. Toronto squandered an 11-point fourth quarter lead to drop its fourth straight contest. DeMar DeRozan scored a game-high 37 points on 16-of-33 shooting, but the Raptors were outscored 15-8 in the final overtime.

Final Score: Oklahoma City 92, Detroit 90

Auburn Hills, MI (Sports Network) - Russell Westbrook scored 14 of his game- high 33 points in the fourth quarter as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied to take a 92-90 victory over the winless Detroit Pistons. Westbrook also had 10 rebounds and four assists, while Kevin Durant had 26 points and nine boards for the Thunder, who won their fifth straight. Kevin Martin finished with 13 points and Serge Ibaka netted 11 with seven rebounds and six blocks in the victory. Rodney Stuckey had 19 points and Greg Monroe added 17 for Detroit, which is off to the worst start in franchise history at 0-8.

Final Score: Boston 101, Chicago 95

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Rajon Rondo finished one rebound shy of a triple-double on Monday, as the Boston Celtics downed the Chicago Bulls, 101-95 at United Center. Rondo poured in 20 points, handed out 10 assists and pulled down nine rebounds for the Celtics, who had lost their last five visits to the Windy City. It was Rondo's 31st consecutive game with 10-or-more assists, which is the longest streak since John Stockton turned the trick in 37 straight games from Feb. 27-Nov. 29, 1989. Luol Deng scored a game-high 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Joakim Noah added 17 points and 11 boards for the Bulls, who wrapped up a five-game homestand at 2-3.

Final Score: Miami 113, Houston 110

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - LeBron James scored 32 points in the second half and the Miami Heat rallied late for a 113-110 win over the Houston Rockets on Monday. James finished with 38 points for the game. He also hauled in 10 rebounds and dished out six assists. Miami trailed the entire fourth quarter until James scored on a layup with 18 seconds left to play, giving the Heat the lead for good. Chris Bosh also tallied a double-double, finishing with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Dwyane Wade chipped in with 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds in the victory. Chandler Parsons led the Rockets with 25 points and James Harden had 22, but he missed a potential game-tying 3- pointer at the end of the game for Houston, which has lost four of its last five games. Omer Asik finished with a double-double, scoring 19 points and grabbing 14 boards in the defeat for the Rockets, who are still playing without head coach Kevin McHale, who is away from the team for family reasons.

Final Score: Minnesota 90, Dallas 82

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Nikola Pekovic netted a team-high 20 points and pulled down six rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves knocked off the Dallas Mavericks, 90-82, on Monday at American Airlines Center. Andrei Kirilenko finished with a double-double on 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Alexey Shved also added 16 points for the Timberwolves, who are off to their best seven- game start (5-2) since they won six of their first seven in 2001. Luke Ridnour and Dante Cunningham chipped in with 15 and 14 points, respectively, in the victory. Darren Collison scored a game-high 21 points and O.J. Mayo added 18 in the setback for the Mavericks, who fell to 4-4 on the season.

Final Score: Phoenix 110, Denver 100

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Goran Dragic scored a game-high 21 points and dished out seven assists to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 110-100 win over the Denver Nuggets on Monday. Shannon Brown scored 19 points off the bench and Michael Beasley added 16 for the Suns, winners in three of their last four. Markieff Morris chipped in with 13 points, six rebounds and five assists while also adding a key defensive play late in the fourth quarter to help secure win. Andre Iguodala scored a team-high 17 points and pulled down nine rebounds and JaVale McGee added 16 for the Nuggets, who had a four-game winning streak snapped.

Final Score: Atlanta 95, Portland 87

Portland, OR (Sports Network) - Josh Smith poured in 19 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as the Atlanta Hawks escaped with a 95-87 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday at Rose Garden. Kyle Korver scored 16 points on 5-of-8 from the floor, Al Horford added 15 points and 10 boards and Jeff Teague contributed 13 points and eight assists for the Hawks, who snapped a brief two-game slide. Louis Williams donated 11 points and four steals in the triumph. J.J. Hickson netted 19 points and ripped down 18 boards, while Nicolas Batum contributed 19 points and seven rebounds in the setback for the Blazers, who have lost four straight. Wesley Matthews donated 17 points, including 10- for-10 from the free throw line, in defeat.

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