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HAWKS EDGE MAGIC; CLIPPERS STILL WINLESS

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Jon Koncak hit a tie-breaking free throw with 32 seconds left and forced a key turnover 25 seconds later as the Atlanta Hawks beat Orlando 107-105 Saturday, snapping the Magic's nine-game winning streak.

Stacey Augmon led Atlanta with 21 points, and Mookie Blaylock and Craig Ehlo had 16 each. Shaquille O'Neal had 27 points and 15 rebounds and Anfernee Hardaway added 26 points for Orlando, hitting 11 for 16 field goals.Orlando's streak matched Houston's for the longest this season. All three of the Magic's losses have been by no more than four points.

Timberwolves 103, Clippers 95

At Los Angeles, the Clippers tied a franchise record for consecutive losses Saturday night and moved within two defeats of the worst start in NBA history, losing 103-95 to Minnesota.

If the 0-15 Clippers lose at home Monday to Charlotte and Wednesday to Milwaukee, they will tie expansion Miami's 0-17 start in 1988. The Clippers have lost 29 of their last 31 regular-season games and 19 in a row dating back to March 25 - equaling the club record set in 1988-89.

The victory improved Minnesota's record to 3-13.

Isaiah Rider, Christian Laettner and Doug West each scored 19 points for the Wolves. Lamond Murray led the Clippers with 23 points, including 11 in a in the fourth quarter when Los Angeles got within 8 points with 12.3 seconds left. Loy Vaught added 20.

Knicks 111, Bullets 95

At New York, Charles Smith scored 23 points and the Knicks' reserves made key contributions as New York regrouped from a 25-point loss the previous night.

Patrick Ewing had only 3 points in limited minutes, but reserves Anthony Mason had 22 points, Anthony Bonner 11 and Herb Williams 9.

Pistons 107, Suns 97

At Auburn Hills, Mich., Grant Hill and Mark Macon led an 11-0 third-quarter run that helped Detroit beat Phoenix.

Joe Dumars added 17 points for the Pistons, while Lindsay Hunter scored 14 and Oliver Miller had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Charles Barkley led the Suns with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Bulls 125, Celtics 109

At Chicago, Scottie Pippen, coming off his lowest-scoring game in more than a year, had 26 points lead Chicago over Boston.

Pippen, who scored 9 points on 4-of-14 shooting in Friday's home loss to Atlanta - his first single-digit game since the 1992-93 finale - was 11-of-15 in 30 minutes.

Rookie Eric Montross had a career-high 18 points for the Celtics.

76ers 83, Cavaliers 78

At Cleveland, Clarence Weatherspoon scored 23 points and Philadelphia toughened its defense down the stretch to end the Cavaliers' four-game winning streak.

Philadelphia ended a 13-game losing streak to the Cavaliers, who they hadn't beaten since March 31, 1991.

Kings 94, Nets 89

At East Rutherford, N.J., Mitch Richmond scored 31 points and Walt Williams had 29 Saturday as Sacramento handed New Jersey its fourth straight loss.

The Kings improved to 7-7, their best start since 1982-83 when they played in Kansas City.

Nuggets 99, Hornets 88

At Denver, forward Rodney Rogers and guard Bryant Stith each scored 17 points, including key baskets during a 24-9 run in the third quarter, to lead Denver.

Center Dikembe Mutombo added three skyhooks during that 24-9 run to help the Nuggets pull into a comfortable lead at 74-61 at 2:55 left in the third.

Charlotte, led by guard Dell Curry with 19 points, cut the deficit to 94-88 late in the fourth quarter but could get no closer.

SuperSonics 111. Bucks 108

At Tacoma, Wash., Shawn Kemp had 26 points and 15 rebounds and Kendall Gill had a season-high 24 points Saturday as the Seattle SuperSonics held off the Milwaukee Bucks 111-108.

Gill and Sam Perkins made one free throw each with :15.8 and :12.6 seconds left for a 3-point Sonics lead, and the Bucks were unable to get off a shot before the end of the game.

Glenn Robinson scored 24 points, but just two in the fourth quarter.

Pacers 118, Warriors 107

At Oakland, Reggie Miller scored 33 points and Mark Jackson had 22 as the Indiana Pacers beat the Golden State Warriors to sweep the season series for the second time in three years.

Golden State committed a season-high 27 turnovers in losing for the sixth time in seven games. Rony Seikaly led the Warriors with 24 points and Chris Gatling had 21.