LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points and 10 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Houston Rockets 123-120 in overtime Sunday to take a 3-1 advantage in their first-round playoff series.
Nicolas Batum added 25 points in the first win for the home team in the series, which moves to Houston for Game 5 on Wednesday. It was the third overtime game of the series.
The Blazers haven't advanced out of the first round in the postseason since 2000.
James Harden had 28 points and Dwight Howard added 25 points and 14 rebounds for the Rockets.
Portland trailed by as many as 11 points but rallied in the fourth quarter. Mo Williams' 3-pointer put the Blazers in front 105-104 with 18.9 seconds left. Dorell Wright missed the first of two free throws, making it 106-104 with 8.3 seconds to go.
Howard dunked off a feed from Harden with 3.6 seconds left to tie it again, and Williams missed a 3 at the buzzer to send the game into overtime at 106-all.
Chandler Parsons was hit with a flagrant foul on Aldridge, who made both free throws to give the Blazers the lead to start off OT. Batum scooped up a layup before adding a 3-pointer to put Portland ahead 115-110 with 2:34 left, and Damian Lillard added a layup.
After Aldridge made a long jumper, Houston rookie Troy Daniels nailed a 3 and Harden landed a jumper to narrow it to 119-117, but Lillard made free throws to extend the lead to four points with 17 seconds left.
Wizards 98, Bulls 89: Trevor Ariza had a career playoff-high 30 points, and Washington scored the first 14 points of the game and barely looked back in beating Chicago to take 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference series.
John Wall added 15 points and 10 assists for the Wizards, who forced 16 turnovers and committed only six. Washington played without forward Nene, who was suspended for grabbing Jimmy Butler by the head in Game 3.
Wizards owner Ted Leonsis sat next to the bench in a No. 42 jersey, waved his red towel and egged on a cheering crowd that chanted "Free Nene!"
"I thought it was pretty hilarious that Ted had Nene's jersey on," Wizards guard Bradley Beal said. "It kind of threw me off for a minute, but then I looked and seen it was Ted."
The Wizards are looking to win a playoff series for only the third time since the 1970s. Taj Gibson scored a career-high 32 points on 13-for-16 shooting for Chicago, but his teammates combined to go 22 for 62 from the field.
Raptors 87, Nets 79: DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points, Kyle Lowry added 22, and Toronto beat Brooklyn to even their Eastern Conference first-round series at two games apiece.
Amir Johnson had 17 points for the Raptors, who started fast, gave up all of a 17-point lead, then shut the Nets down over the final 5 minutes to snap a 13-game road losing streak in the playoffs that went back 13 years.
Paul Pierce scored 22 points for the Nets, who were 3 for 17 in the fourth quarter and didn't have a field goal after Pierce's basket with 6:13 left gave them a 77-73 lead.
Knicks: Steve Kerr said he spoke with Phil Jackson twice over the weekend and that they will continue discussing the possibility of him becoming coach of the New York Knicks. Kerr said he had dinner with Jackson, his former coach with Chicago and the new Knicks team president, on Friday night and they talked again Saturday. Kerr was in New York to work the game between the Nets and Raptors for TNT.
Jackson fired Mike Woodson and the rest of the Knicks coaching staff after a 37-45 season, and again said he wasn't interested in returning to coaching.