Butler hurt as Rockets beat Wolves for 11th straight win

Hope Soto
February 25, 2018

He had 10 points and five rebounds in Friday's game.

508 Free-throw attempts this season for Houston star James Harden, far and away the most in the National Basketball Association, after he went 10-for-12 Friday. Nemanja Bjelica is expected to start in his place against the Chicago Bulls with Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins seeing an uptick in usage.

Butler suffered a right knee injury while driving to the paint during the closing stages of the third quarter against the Rockets.

Pelicans 124, Heat 123: Anthony Davis had 45 points, 17 rebounds, five blocked shots and five steals as host New Orleans beat Miami in overtime for its fourth consecutive victory. Kyrie Irving finished with 18 points for the Celtics, who took command by outscoring Detroit, 38-21 in the second quarter. Jason Terry scored 14 points, and John Henson and Thon Maker each had 12. Tobias Harris added 30 points and 12 rebounds in L.A.'s eighth victory in 11 games.

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Nuggets 122, Spurs 119: Nikola Jokic had 28 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for Denver, and Wilson Chandler had 18 points and 16 rebounds. Towns and fellow 7-footer Cole Aldrich served as human crutches in escorting Butler to the locker room.

Hornets 122, Wizards 105: Frank Kaminsky scored 25 points and Kemba Walker had 20 of his 24 points in the second half in Charlotte's win over host Washington.

Butler tried to pick himself up off the floor and play on, but was approached by Chris Paul, who quickly advised him to stay down. PACERS 116, HAWKS 93 Thaddeus Young scored 16 of his 20 points in the first half, and in never trailed in a runaway victory. They were ahead 83-66 entering the final quarter. Lonzo Ball had nine points, seven boards and six assists in 17 minutes, his first action since missing 15 games with a knee injury.

It was Randle's second triple-double this season and No. 5 for his career.

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