Heat hotter than Suns

Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2002

MIAMI -- Reserve Jim Jackson scored 23 points to lead a balanced offense Tuesday night as the Miami Heat won again in their late-season pursuit of a playoff spot, 90-78 against the Phoenix Suns.

76ers 104, Knicks 96

NEW YORK -- Inspired by the ejection of Dikembe Mutombo, the 76ers rallied from a 20-point deficit in the third quarter and won their fourth straight.

Pacers 115, Warriors 101

INDIANAPOLIS -- Austin Croshere scored 19 points and Jonathan Bender had 17 as Indiana put seven players in double figures.

Bucks 110, Bulls 81

MILWAUKEE -- Michael Redd finished with 21 points and Milwaukee did not allow a field goal in a 9-minute, 40-second stretch of the second half.

Nets 86, Raptors 84

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Kenyon Martin scored on a rebound with less than a second to play and the Nets snapped a season-high four-game losing streak. A spin move by Jason Kidd forced Antonio Davis to contest Kidd's shot. When it rolled off the rim, Martin was all alone to put it back with .3 seconds to play.

Spurs 98, Grizzlies 84

SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio won its 18th straight game over the Grizzlies as Tim Duncan scored 23 points. San Antonio, which won its seventh straight overall, placed five players in double figures. Duncan added 13 rebounds.

Rockets 101, SuperSonics 98

HOUSTON -- Cuttino Mobley scored 38 points, including two free throws with 17 seconds to play. Steve Francis just missed a triple-double with 16 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. Kenny Thomas scored 16, including six in the final 3:42 of the game.

Lakers 107, Hornets 66

LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant scored 23 points as the Lakers took command late in the third quarter for their ninth win in 11 games.

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