Guard Jimmy Butler scored 22 points and forward Taj Gibson added 20 as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 105-89.

Despite playing without the injured Pau Gasol (left calf strain) and point guard Derrick Rose (hamstring), Chicago (8-3) dictated in the second half and snapped a four-game losing streak to Los Angeles (5-4) to be 6-0 on the road this season.

Elsewhere, the Memphis Grizzlies emphatically defended their home court at FedExForum with a 119-93 victory over the Houston Rockets in a battle of the top teams in the West.

Memphis (10-1) led by as many as 36 points in the fourth quarter and finished with its largest margin of victory this season.

Houston (9-2) never pulled closer than 20 points after halftime.

Arron Afflalo had a season-high 23 points, guard Ty Lawson had 24 points and 12 assists and the Denver Nuggets ended the Cleveland Cavaliers' four-game winning streak with a 106-97 victory on the road.

Other results:

Mavericks 107, Hornets 80

Magic 107, Pistons 93

Suns 118, Celtics 114

Heat 95, Nets 83

Spurs 100, 76ers 75

Trail Blazers 102, Pelicans 93

Source: Reuters