Paul Millsap scored a career-high 46 points, including a putback at the buzzer to force overtime, and Utah got two free throws from Francisco Elson with 0.4 seconds left to beat the Heat, 116-114, last night in Miami.
Utah erased a 22-point deficit, plus overcame a 39-point night from Dwyane Wade and LeBron James’s 29th career triple-double — 20 points, 14 assists, and 11 rebounds — to hand the Heat their first home loss.
The Heat missed five shots in the final two minutes of overtime that either would have tied the game or given them the lead, including Eddie House’s desperation jumper at the buzzer.
Deron Williams had 21 points and 14 assists before fouling out late in regulation for the Jazz.
Lamar Odom overcame foul trouble and scored two important late baskets to finish with 15 points for Los Angeles.
The Lakers matched the 1987-88 team for the second-best start in club history. Only the 1997-98 Lakers were better, starting 11-0.
Hornets 101, Clippers 82 — Willie Green scored 19 points and fellow reserve guard Jarryd Bayless added 15, helping host New Orleans remain unbeaten.
With Chris Paul on the bench, Bayless and Green took over in the fourth quarter, combining to score the Hornets’ first 19 points to put New Orleans up, 89-69.
Paul added 13 points for New Orleans, which is off to a franchise-best 7-0 start. Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza each scored 12 for the Hornets, whose rookie coach, Monty Williams, still hasn’t lost.
Pacers 144, Nuggets 113 — Indiana made its first 20 shots of the third quarter, missing out on a perfect period when Josh McRoberts was off on a 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left, to beat visiting Denver.
Mike Dunleavy scored 24 of his 31 points in the Pacers’ 54-point period. Indiana, which shot 64 percent overall, led, 113-76, at the end of the third quarter.
Cavaliers 93, Nets 91 — Antawn Jamison and Anthony Parker hit late 3-pointers, and visiting Cleveland got 52 points from its bench to win its third game, defeating reeling New Jersey.
J.J. Hickson led the Cavaliers’ balanced attack with 18 points. Ramon Sessions and Jamison each added 15 points and Daniel Gibson had 14 as Cleveland beat the Nets for the ninth straight time.
Bucks 107, Knicks 80 — Brandon Jennings scored 19 points, Drew Gooden added 17 points and eight rebounds, and host Milwaukee broke out of an early season shooting slump to beat New York.
The Bucks used 68-percent shooting in the first quarter to grab the lead and never trailed in defeating the Knicks for the fourth straight time.
Trail Blazers 100, Pistons 78 — LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points and 17 rebounds, and host Portland ended Detroit’s modest two-game winning streak.
Nicolas Batum added 17 points for the Blazers, who led by as many as 25 points. The Pistons, who opened the season with five straight losses before winning their last two, were led by Rodney Stuckey with 17 points.