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Sonics deflate Jordan's Air

Posted: Monday, November 12, 2001

WASHINGTON -- Michael Jordan missed his first 14 shots Sunday and has a four-game losing streak for the first time in 11 1/2 years after the Washington Wizards fell to the Seattle SuperSonics 99-84.

Jordan finished with a season-low 16 points. His NBA-record streak of games with at least 10 points -- now at 847 games -- was in jeopardy until he hit a couple of jump shots to start the fourth quarter.

Trail Blazers 100, Pistons 98

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Bonzi Wells scored 10 of his game-high 30 points in the final 3:24 to help Portland snap Detroit's four-game winning streak.Rasheed Wallace added 27 for Portland. Dale Davis had nine points and 15 rebounds.

Jerry Stackhouse led the Pistons with 29 points and Cliff Robinson and Corliss Williamson added 14 each. The Pistons hit 13 3-pointers, one short of the team record.

Lakers 108, Magic 95

LOS ANGELES -- Shaquille O'Neal had 38 points and 18 rebounds and Los Angeles kept its perfect start intact, defeating Orlando for its sixth consecutive victory.

The Magic briefly challenged in the first half, but like the Lakers' first five opponents, they offered little resistance against O'Neal.

Nuggets 96, Raptors 85

DENVER -- Nick Van Exel scored eight of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and added nine assists to lead Denver over Toronto.

George McCloud scored 14 points and James Posey added 13 as all five Nuggets starters reached double figures.

Vince Carter scored 22 points on 6-for-21 shooting. Antonio Davis and Alvin Williams had 16 points each for Toronto which shot 36 percent and had its four-game winning streak snapped.



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