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Jimmy Butler matched his season high with 40 points and hit an 18-footer at the buzzer roughly five minutes after being helped off the court with an apparent injury Wednesday night to give the Chicago Bulls a 101-99 comeback victory over the Brooklyn Nets.
Butler scored nine points in the final 2 1/2 minutes to rally Chicago. He finished 11 for 11 from the free throw line and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Bulls overcame a seven-point deficit in the final three minutes for their second consecutive win.
 
With just more than five minutes left, Butler came down on the foot of Brooklyn guard Randy Foye and had to be helped off the court.
 
Dwyane Wade had 16 points before leaving early in the fourth quarter with a migraine.
 
Brook Lopez had 33 points - including a career-high five 3-pointers - as the Nets dropped their 12th straight road game.
 
The Bulls travel to Indiana Friday. 
 
>>Washington Drops Indiana
 
John Wall had 36 points and 11 rebounds, and the Wizards held off the Pacers 111-105 on Wednesday night despite losing Beal to a sprained right ankle.
Wall, who started 1 of 5 from the field, finished 11 of 19 and scored 23 points in the second half.
 
Otto Porter Jr. added 22 points for Washington, and Wall finished one assist shy of his first triple-double of the season. Marcin Gortat had 13 points and 16 rebounds, while Beal scored 12 points in 18 minutes.
 
Paul George scored 34 points and Jeff Teague added 19 points and 11 assists for the Pacers, who trailed by 11 after three quarters and cut the deficit to two late in the fourth.
 
Indiana has lost four straight since beating Washington on Dec. 19.
 
Washington outrebounded the Pacers 54-34 and scored 15 second-chance points.
 
After Indiana closed to 71-68, Wall scored 12 straight Wizards points as they built the lead to 85-74 after three quarters.
 
The Pacers host the Bulls on Friday.

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