Gordon Hayward scored 22 points, reserve Trey Burke had 19 and the Utah Jazz beat the shorthanded Minnesota Timberwolves, 104-84, on Monday night in Minneapolis.
Trevor Booker had 17 points and 13 rebounds for Utah, which earned its second straight win after a four-game losing streak. Rudy Gobert finished with 15 points and 12 boards.
The Jazz grabbed control with a 14-0 run at the start of the second half.
Zach LaVine led Minnesota with 21 points, and Andrew Wiggins scored 17.
The most exciting stretch of the game came when Wiggins and Gobert squared off in the second quarter.
Raptors 99, Rockets 96 - DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 42 points and tied his career high with 11 rebounds as Toronto beat Houston for its eighth straight home victory over the Rockets.
DeRozan made a go-ahead turnaround bank shot with 1 minute, 27 seconds left, then sealed it with a jumper over James Harden with 18 seconds to go.
Jonas Valanciunas scored 15 for Toronto, while Lou Williams had 13.
Celtics 116, Hornets 104 - Avery Bradley had 30 points and eight rebounds, and Boston beat host Charlotte for an important Eastern Conference victory.
Evan Turner added 15 points, while Jae Crowder and Marcus Smart each had 14 as the Celtics won for the 10th time in the last 16 games.
Boston moved back into eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings, a few percentage points ahead of Brooklyn in the battle for the final playoff spot.
Grizzlies 97, Kings 83 - Mike Conley scored 18 points, Jeff Green added 16 and host Memphis snapped its three-game losing streak with the victory.
The Grizzlies moved back into the second spot in the Western Conference playoff race by a half-game over the Houston Rockets, who lost 99-96 at Toronto.
Bulls star Derrick Rose took contact in practice Monday for the first time since undergoing right knee surgery late last month.
The Bulls hope to get the former MVP point guard back for a playoff run. He had a minor procedure on Feb. 27 and was expected to miss four to six weeks.
- Associated Press