Brandon Jennings scored 25 points and Mike Dunleavy had 13 of his 18 in the fourth quarter as the host Milwaukee Bucks beat the Miami Heat 104-85 on Saturday night to spoil Dwyane Wade's return.
Wade was back after serving a one-game suspension for flailing his leg and making contact with guard Ramon Sessions' groin during the Heat's 105-92 victory over Charlotte on Wednesday. Wade sat out Miami's 109-99 loss to Detroit on Friday night, which snapped the Heat's six-game winning streak.
Wade had 24 points on 10-of-19 shooting, four assists, six rebounds and three turnovers. LeBron James added 25 points as Miami failed to reach 100 points for just the third time in 28 games.
Monta Ellis added 14 points for Milwaukee as it avenged a 113-106 overtime loss to the Heat in Miami on Nov. 21.
Thunder 124, Rockets 94: Russell Westbrook scored 28 points and Kevin Durant added 26 as Oklahoma City built a big lead in the second quarter and rolled over host Houston. Former Thunder sixth man James Harden scored 25 for the Rockets, who went cold on offense for long stretches.
Grizzlies 81, Nuggets 72: Rudy Gay scored eight of his 19 points down the stretch and host Memphis beat Denver. The Nuggets' Danilo Gallinari, who was coming off a career-high 39 points Friday night against Dallas, was held to seven points on 2-of-8 shooting.
Nets 103, Cavaliers 100: Brook Lopez scored a season-high 35 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and host Brooklyn improved to 2-0 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo by beating Cleveland.
Lopez followed his 26-point, 11-rebound performance in a victory Friday over Charlotte by shooting 13 of 20 from the field, making a number of timely baskets in the fourth quarter that the Nets ultimately needed to hold on.
After the game, the Nets waived reserve Josh Childress, a former Stanford star who played in 14 games.
Hornets 98, Bobcats 95: Eric Gordon had 24 points and seven assists, helping New Orleans overcome a 21-point first-half deficit and extend host Charlotte's losing streak to 18 games. The Bobcats are one game away from a winless December. They haven't won since Nov. 24.
Gordon, who hadn't played since April 22 after arthroscopic right knee surgery, was 5 of 13 from the field and 12 of 14 from the free-throw line in 24 minutes.
"I felt pretty good, I was kind of surprised," Gordon said.
Hawks 109, Pacers 100: Lou Williams had 21 points and a career-high 12 assists, Al Horford added 20 points and host Atlanta won its fourth straight, over Indiana.
Josh Smith, Atlanta's leading scorer, was unable to play because of a right hip flexor injury.
Timberwolves 111, Suns 107: Nikola Pekovic had 28 points and 11 rebounds and Kevin Love added 23 points and 18 boards to lift host Minnesota over Phoenix. Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio sat out because of back spasms.
Lakers: Forward Antawn Jamison has seen just about everything in his 15-year NBA career. "Not this," he said Friday after sitting out a fifth consecutive game via the dreaded DNP-Coach's Decision.
"My only thing is let me know why," Jamison said. "I don't think you go from starting and 30-something minutes to not in the rotation whatsoever. And not explaining to me what exactly happened, that's the toughest thing."
Jamison was signed by the Lakers in July for the veteran's minimum of $1.4 million and a one-year contract.
The Los Angeles Times contributed to this report.