Bulls top Hawks, end road futility

Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2003

ATLANTA -- Jalen Rose matched a season high with 37 points and Marcus Fizer added 24 Monday, helping the Chicago Bulls end a 19-game road losing streak with a 115-102 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.

Chicago, which hadn't won away from home since opening the season at Boston, hit 16 of 18 shots and outscored the Hawks 41-19 in the fourth quarter.

Wizards 89, Nuggets 74

WASHINGTON -- Michael Jordan scored 12 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Washington Wizards.

Jordan shot just 5-for-14 from the floor in the first three quarters, but made four jump shots, a driving layup and a finger role during a decisive 15-4 run. He shot 11-for-22 in the game.

Knicks 72, Heat 65

NEW YORK -- Latrell Sprewell outscored Miami in the first quarter and New York went on to defeat the Heat as the teams matched the NBA record for fewest combined points in a first half with 57.

Sprewell scored 14 of his 24 points in the first quarter as New York took an 18-12 lead. Miami eventually went ahead by as many as eight, but the Heat managed only 11 points in the fourth quarter and lost on the road for the seventh straight time.

Pistons 88, Pacers 78

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Ben Wallace scored a season-high 14 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons used a late surge to win.

After trailing much of the game, Detroit went on a 9-0 run to take an 82-73 lead with 1:29 left. The Pistons pulled within 1 1/2 games of the Central Division-leading Pacers, who had won six of seven.

Spurs 87, Rockets 82

SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan scored 32 points and converted a tiebreaking 3-point play in the final minute.

The Rockets erased a 13-point Spurs' lead in the fourth quarter despite star point guard Steve Francis and center Yao Ming spending the entire period on the bench.

Hornets 114, Suns 102

NEW ORLEANS -- David Wesley scored 28 points, hitting five 3-pointers, to lead the New Orleans Hornets.

Wesley's fifth 3-pointer gave New Orleans its largest lead, 89-72, early in the fourth quarter. He entered having averaged more than 21 points his previous seven games.

Kings 102, Warriors 80

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Peja Stojakovic scored 11 of his 16 points in the third quarter as the Sacramento Kings beat the Golden State Warriors for the 13th straight time and 29th in the past 35 meetings.

Vlade Divac added 16 points and 11 rebounds and Chris Webber had 16 points and eight rebounds for Sacramento.

Trail Blazers 99, Grizzlies 87

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Bonzi Wells scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Jeff McInnis added 15 points off the bench. Portland, playing its second game without leading scorer and rebounder Rasheed Wallace who is serving a seven-game suspension, had six players in double figures, including three reserves.

Timberwolves 89, Raptors 81

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kevin Garnett had 19 points and 15 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves held on despite a late 16-5 run by Toronto.

Celtics 100, 76ers 99

PHILADELPHIA -- Paul Pierce scored 40 points and Antoine Walker added 33, including the winning 3-pointer in the final minute, as the Boston Celtics came back from a 20-point halftime deficit.

Jazz 106, Nets 103, OT

SALT LAKE CITY -- Karl Malone forced overtime on a basket with less than a second remaining in regulation and scored four of his 24 points in the extra period.

Lakers 96, Clippers 92

LOS ANGELES -- Shaquille O'Neal had 32 points and 15 rebounds, Kobe Bryant added 26 points and 11 assists and the Los Angeles Lakers won their sixth in a row at Staples Center.



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