Jimmy Butler has season-high 37 points to help Heat beat Jazz 126-120 for 10th win in 13 games

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Jimmy Butler has season-high 37 points to help Heat beat Jazz 126-120 for 10th win in 13 games

MIAMI (AP) - Jimmy Butler scored 18 of his season-high 37 points in the third quarter, Bam Adebayo finished with 23 and the Miami Heat held off the Utah Jazz 126-120 on Saturday night for their 10th victory in 13 games.

Caleb Martin had 18 points and Terry Rozier added 14 for Miami. Duncan Robinson and Jaime Jaquez Jr. each had 12.

Keyonte George scored 31 points and Lauri Markkanen had 25 for Utah. Collin Sexton and John Collins each scored 18 points, and Taylor Hendricks finished with 13 rebounds for the Jazz.

Butler had 36 points on two occasions earlier this season. He was 3 for 3 on 3-pointers and had a steal, extending his streak of having at least one 3-pointer and one steal to 13 consecutive games - the fourth-longest streak in the NBA this season and tying Tim Hardaway for the second-longest such streak in Heat history. Rafer Alston had a 15-game run for Miami in March 2004.

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It also was ethe seventh consecutive time the Heat beat Utah in Miami - all of those wins coming by single digits.

NETS 114, HAWKS 102

NEW YORK (AP) - Mikal Bridges scored 38 points and Brooklyn rolled past Atlanta for the second straight game.

Cam Johnson chipped in 23 points for the Nets, who improved to 3-3 under interim coach Kevin Ollie and pulled within two games of the Hawks for 10th place in the Eastern Conference and the final spot in the play-in tournament.

Dennis Schroder had 14 points and eight assists, and Nic Claxton had 12 points and 13 rebounds for Brooklyn, which won for the third time in its past four games. That included a 124-97 victory over the Hawks on Thursday night.

Dejounte Murray had 20 points, 11 assists and six rebounds for the Hawks. Saddiq Bey scored 23 points and Clint Capela had 11 points and 10 rebounds, but Atlanta fell for the fifth time in its past seven games and lost the season series to the Nets.

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