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`THE RIFLEMAN’ NAILS 8 TREYS TO BOOST SPURS PAST BULLETS

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Chuck Person, making his first start of the season, made a franchise-record eight 3-pointers and had 27 points Friday night as the San Antonio Spurs beat Washington 115-101.

Person was starting in place of forward Sean Elliott, who dislocated his right index finger Thursday in Atlanta.David Robinson added a game-high 30 points and nine rebounds for the Spurs, who improved to 5-1 against Atlantic Division opponents and won for the eighth time in nine games.

Kings 85, 76ers 82

At Sacramento, Calif., Mitch Richmond had 21 points, including two free throws with 4.5 seconds left, and Sacramento held the 76ers to 11 points in the second quarter as the Kings defeated Philadelphia.

Cavaliers 87, Hawks 85

At Cleveland, the Cleveland Cavaliers matched a team record with their 11th straight victory, holding off the Atlanta Hawks and postponing Lenny Wilkens' bid to become the NBA's leader in career coaching wins.

Pacers 96, Nets 79

At Indianapolis, Derrick McKey scored a season-high 21 points as the Indiana Pacers defeated the undermanned New Jersey Nets.

New Jersey played without forward Derrick Coleman, who missed his sixth straight game because of a lacerated left hand, and guard Kenny Anderson, who made the trip but didn't dress due to a bruised right shoulder.

Magic 116, Clippers 105, OT

At Orlando, Fla., the Orlando Magic narrowly averted the biggest upset of the season, scoring the first nine points in overtime to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers.

Shaquille O'Neal scored 38 points and Anfernee Hardaway added 36 with 10 assists and five rebounds as the Magic ran their home record to 13-0.

Knicks 90, Timberwolves 81

At Minneapolis, Patrick Ewing matched his season high with 30 points and the New York Knicks overcame a sluggish start with smothering defense for a victory over Minnesota.

New York coach Pat Riley posted his 1,000th game as an NBA head coach. He improved to 716-284 and is ninth on the all-time victory list.

Celtics 124, Pistons 107

At Auburn Hills, Mich., Dominique Wilkins had 32 points and Rick Fox scored 12 of his 14 in the fourth quarter to lead the Boston Celtics over the Detroit Pistons.

Boston outrebounded the Pistons 41-21.

Hornets 101, Bucks 94

At Milwaukee, Scott Burrell and Larry Johnson scored 25 points apiece as the Charlotte Hornets overcame a slow start to beat the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Hornets played without starting center and leading scorer Alonzo Mourning, who has a strained tendon in his right foot.

Bulls 133, Heat 88

At Chicago, B.J. Armstrong scored 26 points - including 5-of-5 from 3-point range as Chicago made a team-record 15 - and the Bulls posted their most decisive victory this season.

Scottie Pippen had 17 points and nine assists.

Mavericks 110, Warriors 94

At Dallas, Roy Tarpley came off the bench to score 16 of his 22 points during the first half Friday night and the Dallas Mavericks went on to match last season's victory total with their 13th win.

Jason Kidd came within one assist of recording his first career triple-double. The Mavericks rookie point guard finished with 11 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists.

Lakers 127, Suns 112

At Phoenix, Former Sun Cedric Ceballos' 37 points Friday night helped the Los Angeles Lakers end Phoenix's franchise-record 25-game home winning streak.

Nick Van Exel had 21 points and a career-high 16 assists. Charles Barkley had 31 points and 23 rebounds for the Suns.

Nuggets 118, Trail Blazers 114

At Denver, reserve guard Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf scored 26 points to lead the Denver Nuggets to a win over the Portland Trail Blazers. The win avenged a 104-93 Nuggets loss in Portland on Thursday night. Clyde Drexler scored 39 points for Portland in a fast-paced game that went down to the final seconds.