Troy Daniels hit a 3-pointer with 11.9 seconds left, and the Houston Rockets narrowed Portland's first-round playoff advantage to 2-1 with a 121-116 overtime victory over the Trail Blazers on Friday night.
James Harden broke out of a slump with a career playoff-best 37 points, and Dwight Howard added 24 points and 14 rebounds for the Rockets.
LaMarcus Aldridge had more than 40 points in each of Portland's victories in the first two games in Houston. But Omer Asik did a good job of shutting him down in Game 3, holding the All-Star forward to 23 points. The Blazers were led by Damian Lillard with 30 points.
Portland trailed by as many as 11 points in the final quarter, but Nicolas Batum hit a 3-pointer with 41 seconds left to tie the game at 110. Harden missed a half-court shot at the buzzer to send the game to overtime.
Game 4 is Sunday in Portland.
The Blazers hadn't opened a playoff series 2-0 since 1977.
Bulls 100, Wizards 97: Mike Dunleavy scored 35 points, one shy of his career-high, Jimmy Butler hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 24 seconds remaining, and Chicago hung on to post its first win of the series.
Dunleavy hit a career-high eight 3-pointers on 10 attempts for the Bulls, who are attempting to become only the fourth NBA team to win a seven-game series after losing the first two at home.
"These chances have been few and far between for me," he said. "But like I told somebody this morning, especially on the road in the playoffs, it's where you can thrive. It's a hostile environment, and I like that."
Bradley Beal scored 13 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter for the Wizards, who will have to wonder whether they'll have Nene for Game 4 Sunday in Washington. The Brazilian forward was ejected in the fourth quarter after a forehead-to-forehead confrontation with Butler. Nene grabbed Butler by the back of the neck and the side of the head before they were separated.
Nene is almost certain to get fined, and a suspension is possible.
"I have nothing to regret," he said. "I'm a warrior right there. What I did, I'm supposed to do."
Nets 102, Raptors 98: Joe Johnson scored 29 points, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett brought a charge to their first playoff game in Brooklyn, and the Nets held off Toronto for a 2-1 lead in their first-round series.
Johnson made the clinching free throws with 3.1 seconds left after the Nets blew almost all of a 15-point, fourth-quarter lead. Deron Williams added 22 points and eight assists for the sixth-seeded Nets, who host Game 4 on Sunday night.
Pierce had 18 points, and he and Garnett provided the game's signature plays late in the second quarter, a reminder that the Nets brought the veterans here as much for their bravado as their basketball.