Sweet revenge for Butler as 76ers thrashed

Miami's Jimmy Butler gestures after scoring in their 137-106 thrashing of Philadelphia on Monday

Five-time All-Star Jimmy Butler scored a season-high 38 points in just 29 minutes to lead hosts Miami to a 137-106 NBA victory over Philadelphia.

It was sweet revenge for Butler who was traded by the 76ers last year, as the Heat exposed the visitors' poor away form in Monday's schedule of games.

It was the second-highest-scoring regulation game in Heat history as they shot 56.5 per cent from the floor, including 16-of-32 three-pointers.

Butler made 14 of 22 shots from the floor, including both three-point attempts. Prior to this game, he had missed 13 consecutive three-pointers.

Butler also made all eight of his free throws as the Heat improved to 22-3 at home this season.

Goran Dragic added 24 points and six assists, and Bam Adebayo had 18 points, a game-high 11 assists and eight rebounds as Miami clinched the season series over Philadelphia 3-1.

The 76ers were led by Joel Embiid, who had 29 points and 12 rebounds.

Fellow All-Star Ben Simmons added 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

The Australian tried his first three-pointer since December 10, a beat-the-clock 26-footer at the end of the first quarter that missed.

He's now two for 23 in his career from beyond the arc.

Mike Scott added 17 points off the bench as Philadelphia, who are 9-18 on the road, lost their 10th of their last 12 games away from home.

In Indianapolis, Kristaps Porzingis had 38 points and 12 rebounds to lead Dallas to a 112-103 victory over the Pacers.

Tim Hardaway Jnr contributed 25 points for the Mavericks, who played without injured All-Star starter Luka Doncic (ankle) for the third straight game.

Caris LeVert equalled a career-high with 29 points in his first start in nearly three months, to help Brooklyn beat Phoenix 119-97 while Marcus Morris Snr. scored 26 points, including the go-ahead jumper with a minute left in overtime as New York outlasted Cleveland 139-134.

Kevin Love had 33 points and 13 rebounds in possibly his final home game with Cleveland after being linked to a trade before Thursday's deadline.

In other matches, Boston beat Atlanta 123-115, Memphis defeated Detroit 96-82, Orlando snapped a five-game losing streak by beating Charlotte 112-100 and Minnesota slumped to a 12th consecutive loss with a 113-109 setback to Sacramento.

The Los Angeles Clippers beat San Antonio 108-105 to round out the program, Australia's Patty Mills produced 18 points for the Spurs.

Mills hit a three-pointer with two seconds left to draw the Spurs within one but his half-court heave at the buzzer came up short.