MIAMI — Tyler Johnson scored 24 points, including the game’s final four from the foul line, and the Miami Heat remained alive in the postseason chase by rallying to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-121 on Monday night.
Hassan Whiteside scored 23 points and grabbed 18 rebounds for Miami, which would have been eliminated with a loss. Josh Richardson scored 19 points, James Johnson had 16 and Goran Dragic added 15.
Deron Williams had a season-high 35 points, along with nine assists and seven rebounds for the Cavaliers, who fell to 0-7 this season when LeBron James doesn’t play.
The Cavs were also without Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson, and fell a game behind Boston in the race for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. Kevin Love scored 25 points, Channing Frye had 21 and Kyle Korver had 18.
PACERS 120, 76ERS 111: Paul George scored 17 of his 27 points in the opening quarter and Indiana inched closer to clinching a playoff berth with a 120-111 victory at Philadelphia.
Thaddeus Young added 20 points, Myles Turner scored 18 and Kevin Seraphin had 17 to give the Pacers (41-40) their fourth straight victory and push them one win away from a playoff spot for the sixth time in seven years.
The 76ers (28-53) lost for the seventh straight time. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot paced the Sixers with 24 points and Richaun Holmes had 17 points.
BULLS 122, MAGIC 75: Emergency starter Jerian Grant had 17 points and a career-high 11 assists, and Chicago routed visiting Orlando to move closer to a postseason berth.
BUCKS 89, HORNETS 79: Tony Snell scored 16 points, Jason Terry had season highs of 15 points and five 3-pointers, and Milwaukee won at home.
WIZARDS 105, PISTONS 101: Bradley Beal scored 33 points and Washington won the final game at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
BUCKS: Point guard Malcolm Brogdon, a top Rookie of the Year candidate, returned to the starting lineup against Charlotte after missing five games because of a sore back.