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CLIPPERS GET A RARE WIN WHEN BULLS CAN’T SCORE, REBOUND

SHARE CLIPPERS GET A RARE WIN WHEN BULLS CAN’T SCORE, REBOUND

Tony Kukoc knew exactly what Chicago's problem was.

"We couldn't hit shots, we couldn't rebound and we had plenty of turnovers," said Kukoc, who tempered his 21 points with eight turnovers in the Los Angeles Clippers' 95-92 victory Tuesday night.The Bulls also didn't have Scottie Pippen, who was ejected from the game with 2:13 left in the second period.

The Clippers, on the other hand, had their first victory on the Bulls' home court since Jan. 26, 1979, when the Clippers called San Diego home and the Bulls played in Chicago Stadium.

Armstrong missed the basket more than he missed Pippen, failing on 16 of 20 shots.

Los Angeles was 0-17 in Chicago before the win, and the victory snapped a five-game losing streak, raising the Clippers' record this season to 4-23.

Warriors 129, Lakers 105

Tim Hardaway, Latrell Sprewell and Tom Gugliotta each scored 20 points, and Rony Seikaly grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds as Golden State crushed visiting Los Angeles.

Cedric Ceballos led the Lakers with 24 points.

Kings 102, Trail Blazers 101

In Sacramento, Spud Webb's fallaway jumper with 2.3 seconds left erased Portland's one-point lead and gave the Kings the victory. Cliff Robinson, who missed a baseline jumper at the buzzer, gave Portland a 101-100 lead with 12 seconds remaining.

Suns 119, Mavericks 118

Kevin Johnson's 16-foot baseline jumper with 3.7 seconds left capped a Phoenix rally from a five-point deficit with less than a minute to play. It was the visiting Suns' 11th consecutive victory over Dallas.

Johnson finished with 28 points, while Charles Barkley had 22 points and 16 rebounds for the Suns, who won for the 10th time in 11 games.

Rockets 105, Hawks 93

In Houston, Hakeem Olajuwon had 35 points and 16 rebounds as Houston kept Atlanta's Lenny Wilkens from tying Red Auerbach's NBA career coaching record for wins with 938.

Ken Norman scored 28 points to lead Atlanta.

Spurs 119, Hornets 108

David Robinson scored 16 of his 30 points in the third quarter and Chuck Person hit five 3-pointers as San Antonio won its seventh straight game, downing visiting Charlotte. Person finished with 21 points.

Pacers 95, Nuggets 91

Rik Smits had a season-high 33 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead visiting Indiana over Denver. The Pacers, winners of nine of their last 11 meetings with the Nuggets, scored only five points in the final three minutes, but Denver could only manage six free throws and Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf's 3-pointer over the same stretch.

Abdul-Rauf finished with 23 points.

Knicks 99, Nets 91

John Starks's first 20-point game in more than a month led New York to victory, ending the worst losing streak of Pat Riley's coaching career.

Starks, who averaged only 10.6 points in his previous 17 games and shot 32 percent from the field, finished with 22 points in his best game since scoring 35 on Nov. 14.

Magic 103, Heat 83

Shaquille O'Neal had 28 points and 11 rebounds as Orlando ran its home record this season to 12-0. Anfernee Hardaway scored 19 points for the Magic, who blew the game open with a devastating display of 3-point shooting in the fourth quarter. The Magic hit five 3-pointers in the period, four of them in a 20-2 spurt. Glen Rice led Miami with 29 points.

Bucks 98, Pistons 88

Marty Conlon scored 11 of his 13 points in the final 14 minutes as Milwaukee held off Detroit to snap a 10-game road losing streak. Detroit has lost 8 of its last 9 games.