Jordan miffs Knicks again

Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2001

NEW YORK -- Michael Jordan had another Madison Square Garden moment to remember, hitting a tiebreaking jump shot with 3.2 seconds left as the Washington Wizards beat the New York Knicks 87-86 Saturday night for their ninth straight victory.

The winning streak matches the longest in franchise history. The Wizards, who were without second-leading scorer Richard Hamilton (strained groin), came back from a 10-point deficit in the final six minutes.

Hawks 101, Hornets 88

ATLANTA -- Jason Terry scored 22 points and Dion Glover added 19, rallying Atlanta past Charlotte and snapping the Hawks' seven-game losing streak to the Hornets.

Pacers 109, Cavaliers 103

CLEVELAND -- Jermaine O'Neal scored a career-high 38 points and Indiana shot a season-best 61 percent in a victory over Cleveland.

Jazz 104, Nets 90

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Karl Malone scored 31 points and was knocked to the floor late in the game by Kenyon Martin in Utah's victory over New Jersey.

Mavericks 102, Magic 80

DALLAS -- Tim Hardaway, finally getting comfortable in a reserve role, scored a season-high 18 points to lead Dallas to a victory over Orlando in a matchup of the league's two highest-scoring teams.

Rockets 115, Bucks 110

HOUSTON -- Cuttino Mobley hit seven 3-pointers and scored a season-high 39 points as Houston snapped a 15-game losing streak with a victory over Milwaukee.

Timberwolves 95, Bulls 74

CHICAGO -- Wally Szczerbiak had 19 points and Kevin Garnett finished an assist shy of a triple-double Minnesota handed Chicago another ugly loss.

Suns 102, Trail Blazers 90

PHOENIX -- Stephon Marbury overcame foul trouble to score 14 of his 22 points in the last six minutes, rallying Phoenix to a victory over Portland.

Warriors 105, Nuggets 101

DENVER -- Antawn Jamison scored 29 points, Danny Fortson had 25, and Golden State pulled away in the final five minutes to beat Denver.

SuperSonics 117, Pistons 89

SEATTLE -- Gary Payton scored 20 points as Seattle beat Detroit, extending the Pistons' losing streak to five games.

Clippers 101, Kings 85

LOS ANGELES -- Elton Brand had 26 points and 13 rebounds and Jeff McInnis scored 11 of his 16 points in the final nine minutes, leading the Los Angeles Clippers past Sacramento.

Los Angeles extended its winning streak to three games and picked up its league-leading 14th home victory.

Michael Olowokandi had a season-high 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

Doug Christie and reserve Bobby Jackson each had 19 points for the Kings, who have lost four straight on the road. Vlade Divac had 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Chris Webber missed his second straight game because of tendinitis in the ankle. Mateen Cleaves also sat out.

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