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The Portland Trail Blazers could hardly be blamed if they were looking past the woeful Dallas Mavericks Wednesday night and ahead to 1993.

The prospect of closing out the year with a loss to the NBA's worst team apparently was too much for Terry Porter, however.Porter scored 30 points to rouse Portland from a three-quarter malaise and the Trail Blazers outscored Dallas by 17 points in the fourth quarter to earn a 111-92 victory over the Mavericks, who lost their seventh straight.

"After the way Dallas played last night, it definitely would have been a disappointment to lose," said Porter, referring to the Mavericks' 58-point loss to the Sacramento Kings Tuesday night.

LA Lakers 96, Magic 93

At Orlando, Fla., Sam Perkins scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to help Los Angeles snap a slide at three games. Orlando rookie Shaquille O'Neal finished with 23 points and a franchise-best 23 rebounds.

Bulls 105, Heat 100

At Miami, Michael Jordan scored 39 points, including 21 of 24 from the foul line, to help Chicago extend its win streak to six games. The two-time defending champion Bulls boosted their lifetime mark against Miami to 16-0. Jordan's performance from the line represented the most free throws converted and attempted by a player against the Miami franchise. Glen Rice scored 33 points.

Pistons 118, Bullets 110

At Auburn Hills, Mich., Joe Dumars scored 36 points and Orlando Woolridge added 29 to power Detroit to its second win in less than a week over the Bullets. Bill Laimbeer added 20 points and five rebounds for the Pistons, while Dennis Rodman grabbed a game-high 23 rebounds.

Knicks 94, Pacers 90

At Indianapolis, Greg Anthony, in his second straight start, scored 19 points, including a tie-breaking field goal late in the fourth quarter to help New York complete a home-and-home series sweep over Indiana. Anthony, starting in place of injured point guard Doc Rivers, hit a 15-foot jumper with just under two minutes left to give New York the lead for good 91-89.

Spurs 114, Nuggets 94

At Denver, David Robinson scored 29 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked seven shots, and Sean Elliott added 24 points to hand the Nuggets to their franchise-record 12th straight defeat, 114-94. The win was the Spurs' third straight on the road.

Suns 133, Rockets 110

At Phoenix, Charles Barkley scored 25 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and dished out 10 assists to help the the Suns extend their franchise-record winning streak to 14 games. Kevin Johnson and Dan Majerle also scored 25 points each for the Suns, who have not lost since they were beaten 134-131 at Golden State on Nov. 28.

Clippers 105, Celtics 99

At Los Angeles, Danny Manning scored 26 points and John Williams added 5 critical points down the stretch to lead the Clippers to their first home victory over the Celtics since 1984. Stanley Roberts scored 14 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked five shots for Los Angeles.

Nets 118, Timberwolves 92

At Minneapolis, Derrick Coleman scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Chris Morris added 19 points to help New Jersey improve its road mark to 9-5. The Nets are 7-7 at home. Kenny Anderson and Rumeal Robinson scored 16 points apiece.