San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker will be out for about a month because of a left-ankle sprain.
Parker injured the ankle Friday during the third quarter of a victory over the Sacramento Kings. The Spurs announced Saturday afternoon that an MRI exam showed he has a Grade 2 left ankle sprain and will be out for "approximately four weeks."
Parker is averaging 21.0 points and 7.6 assists per game.
On Friday night, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Parker was "playing better than any other point guard in the league" this year and that the team would miss him.
Bucks 122, Raptors 114: Monta Ellis scored six of his 23 points in overtime and Ersan Ilyasova and Brandon Jennings added five points apiece in the extra period to spark host Milwaukee.
Toronto was without Rudy Gay, the team's leading scorer at 18 points per game, who was a game-time decision because of back spasms.
Tied at 104 at the end of regulation, Larry Sanders dunked in a miss by Ellis to put the Bucks ahead 106-104 -- a lead they wouldn't relinquish.
Ellis drove the lane and passed to Ilyasova for a layup on the next possession, and Ilyasova followed that with a three-point play and the Bucks had a 111-104 lead. Lowry hit a wide-open 3-pointer for Toronto, but Ellis scored on a layup. Ellis hit an open 21-foot jump shot to push the lead to 115-109.
Trail Blazers 109, Timberwolves 96: Damian Lillard scored 24 points, J.J. Hickson added 18 points and 16 rebounds, and host Portland took an early lead and never looked back in a victory over injury-riddled Minnesota.
"Even at shootaround, we were talking about how we can't play down to the level of this team even though they're hurt," Hickson said. "We just wanted to come out and play our game, and we did that tonight."
Bulls 96, Nets 85: Joakim Noah had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Carlos Boozer scored 20 points, and host Chicago beat Brooklyn.
Noah followed up the third triple-double of his career with another terrific performance that also included four blocks. He committed five turnovers, but even so it was an impressive follow-up to his gem Thursday, when he had 23 points, 21 rebounds and a career-high 11 blocks in a victory over Philadelphia.
"It's crazy to see a guy like him dominate in every aspect of the game," teammate Jimmy Butler said.
Heat: Miami signed 40-year-old power forward Juwan Howard to a 10-day contract.
Howard had been unsigned after spending the past two seasons with the Heat. This will be his 19th NBA season.