NBA-Highlights of Sunday's NBA games

Nov 20 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's National Basketball Association games: Bulls 118, Lakers 110 With Dwyane Wade taking the night off, Jimmy Butler carried the Chicago Bulls to victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. Butler scored 40 points on 14-of-23 shooting, including 12 points in the third quarter as the Bulls took control. The win gave the Bulls (9-5) a split of their back-to-back weekend in Los Angeles (they lost to the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night) and a 3-1 start to their six-game road trip. The Lakers fell back to .500 (7-7) with back-to-back losses. Kings 102, Raptors 99 Rudy Gay scored 23 points, the final four on a pair of dunks off turnovers, and referees nullified a potential game-tying 3-pointer by Terrence Ross to give the Sacramento Kings a home win over the Toronto Raptors. Ross appeared to tie it up with a 30-foot prayer on the buzzer, but officials ruled time had expired after a replay appeared to show that an inbounds pass before the shot had been deflected. The Kings (5-9) snapped a four-game losing streak and won for the 17th time in 20 home contests against Toronto (8-5). Trail Blazers 129, Nets 109 CJ McCollum scored 33 points as Portland clamped down defensively in the third quarter and snapped a three-game losing streak with a victory over Brooklyn. Evan Turner added 19 for Portland while Damian Lillard contributed 18 as the Trail Blazers shot a season-best 57.6 percent and made a season high 15 3-pointers. Brook Lopez made his first seven shots and scored 21 for Brooklyn, which lost its fourth straight game. Pacers 115, Thunder 111 (overtime) Jeff Teague scored 30 points to lead Indiana past Oklahoma City in overtime. Teague shot 9 of 16 from the field and was 9 of 9 from the free-throw line as the Pacers posted their first road victory of the season and improved to 8-7. Russell Westbrook, who drilled a 3-pointer to send the game to overtime, earned his fifth triple double of the season for Oklahoma City with 31 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds. Nuggets 105, Jazz 91 Jusuf Nurkic had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Wilson Chandler scored 17 points off the bench, and Denver beat Utah. Rookie Jamal Murray scored 16 of his team-high 18 points in the fourth quarter for the Nuggets (5-8), who won despite missing 17 free throws. Gordon Hayward had 25 points and seven rebounds for Utah (7-8), which dropped its fourth in a row. Knicks 104, Hawks 94 Carmelo Anthony poured in 31 points, and Kristaps Porzingis contributed 19 points and 11 rebounds as the New York Knicks beat Atlanta. The Hawks received 19 points from Paul Millsap and 18 points and 18 rebounds from Dwight Howard. (Editing by Andrew Both)