Saturday, December 01, 2001
Jordan, Wizards prolong Riley's misery at Miami
The Associated Press
MIAMI Michael Jordan and the Washington Wizards extended the longest losing streak in Pat Riley's storied coaching career Friday night.
Jordan had 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists as the Wizards beat Miami 84-75, handing the Heat their 11th consecutive loss.
Jordan scored eight points in the decisive fourth quarter and led the team in scoring for the 13th time in 15 games. He hit four jump shots in the final period. The first one tied the game at 70, the next two came during an 8-0 run, and the final one put the game out of reach.
Richard Hamilton added 19 points, and the Wizards ended an 11-game losing streak to Miami.
In what has become routine for the Heat, they struggled to score down the stretch. Alonzo Mourning had just four points on 2-of-7 shooting. , while LaPhonso Ellis led the team with 24 points.
Miami lost the first 17 games of its inaugural season in 1988, then dropped 13 in a row the following year. But this is a low point for Riley, who never lost this many in a row with the Lakers or the Knicks.
Lakers 107, SuperSonics 92
SEATTLE Kobe Bryant scored 28 of his 30 points after Shaquille O'Neal was ejected to lead Los Angeles.
The victory was the seventh straight for the Lakers, and gave them a franchise-best 14-1 record to start the season.
O'Neal got two technical fouls with 2:12 left in the first quarter, after he refused to stop shouting at referees for declining to call a foul on a play. He got the second technical when he charged onto the floor during a timeout, shouting at referee Bob Delaney, and was restrained by teammates.
Grizzlies 102, Rockets 85
MEMPHIS, Tenn. Jason Williams scored a career-high 38 points and had 11 assists to lead Memphis.
Williams, who shot 16-of-28 from the field including 6-of-13 from 3-point range, scored 18 points in the third quarter as the Grizzlies took control.
Trail Blazers 101, Bucks 95
PORTLAND, Ore. Dale Davis had season highs of 25 points and 16 rebounds as Portland won its third straight.
Kings 109, Spurs 106, OT
SAN ANTONIO Hedo Turkoglu scored a career-high 24 points to lead Sacramento.
Mike Bibby added 22 points and Lawrence Funderburke a season-high 16 for Sacramento, which won its third straight.
Nuggets 96, Clippers 93
DENVER Raef LaFrentz made two free throws in the last six seconds and had 26 points and 15 rebounds for Denver, which ended a four-game losing streak.
Suns 98, Jazz 76
PHOENIX Rodney Rogers scored a season-high 23 points, including eight during a 31-point third quarter as Phoenix pulled away for its third straight victory.
Pistons 110, Hornets 105
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Ben Wallace made two free throws to break a 103-all tie with 1:04 left, and Jerry Stackhouse hit a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left to seal Detroit's victory.
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