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Utah forward Georges Niang goes up for a shot against Kyle Kuzma of the Lakers during their game Saturday in Los Angeles. Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press

LOS ANGELES ­­— Dennis Schroder hit the tying basket to force overtime and finished with 25 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers held off the Utah Jazz 127-115 on Saturday in a game between short-handed teams.

Schroder got past Royce O’Neale for a layup with 3 seconds remaining to tie it at 110. The Lakers were outscored 28-16 in the fourth quarter.

Andre Drummond added 27 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 25 points for the Lakers.

The NBA-leading Jazz were without injured starters Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley and Rudy Gobert. Mitchell will be out at least a week because of a sprained right ankle he sustained in a win over Indiana on Friday night. An MRI showed there was no structural damage.

Jordan Clarkson led Utah with 27 points against his former team. Ersan Ilyasova added a season-high 20 points before fouling out in overtime, and Joe Ingles had 20 points and 14 assists, which tied his career high.

Injured Lakers stars Anthony Davis and LeBron James watched in street clothes. But the Lakers had new addition Drummond and Markieff Morris back in the lineup, along with Kyle Kuzma and Schroder. All four had been dealing with various ailments.

Clarkson hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 8.7 seconds left in regulation. He had 10 points in the fourth, when the Jazz opened with a 15-4 run to get within one.

BULLS 106, CAVALIERS 96: Nikola Vucevic scored 25 points, Lauri Markkanen added 16 off the bench and the Chicago won at home, snapping a five-game losing streak.

WIZARDS 121, PISTONS 100: Russell Westbrook got his 25th triple-double of the season, Bradley Beal scored 37 points and Washington won at home.

Westbrook finished with 15 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in the fourth straight win for Washington (23-33). He has 17 triple-doubles, 10 shy of Oscar Robertson’s single-season record.

NOTES

HEAT: Jimmy Butler labeled the reigning Eastern Conference champions as “soft” after a 119-111 loss in Minnesota on Friday night, Miami’s third straight defeat and one that dropped the Heat to 28-28 with 16 games left in the regular season.

It was Miami’s 10th loss in its last 16 games.

“It’s not frustrating because we do it so often,” Butler said. “It’s almost like it’s expected, in a bad way to put it. We just think we’re such a good team, and then reality hits us, we’re humbled. And I’m glad because that’s what this game does for you. Home, away, no matter what opponent you’re playing against, you just stroll into the game thinking you’re nice, you’re good, this is what happens.

“I’m glad it happened to us,” he added. “And if we don’t fix it, I hope it continues to happen to us.”

Minnesota entered Friday with the NBA’s worst record. Minnesota outrebounded Miami 45-33 and outscored the Heat 23-5 in second-chance opportunities.

“We’re just being soft. That’s it,” Butler said after the loss to one of his former clubs. “Not getting into bodies, scared of some contact. Soft overall.”

Miami hosts Brooklyn on Sunday. The Heat entered the weekend in the No. 7 spot in the East, 1½ games behind sixth-place New York in the race to avoid the play-in round that will begin the postseason.


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