Despite a poor shooting performance, Dana Barros had a night to remember.
Barros got the first triple-double of his career with 25 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds Saturday night, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 109-99 victory over the slumping Orlando Magic."My shot was way off tonight, but luckily I did some other things," said Barros, who missed 14 of 20 shots from the field. "I got a lot of loose balls for rebounds, but I'll take it."
Barros did make 11 of 12 free throws for the 76ers, who had lost eight straight to the Magic.
Orlando, which has the second-best record in the NBA, has lost two in a row overall and 13 of its last 16 on the road. The Magic played without starters Anfernee Hardaway and Nick Anderson.
"We failed to execute tonight," coach Brian Hill said. "We should have put them away early. There's no way we should have had 13 turnovers in the second half."
Philadelphia, with the second-worst mark in the Eastern Conference, snapped a four-game losing streak by outscoring Orlando 29-12 in the fourth quarter.
"It was probably the best win of the year for us," said 76ers coach John Lucas.
Rookie Derrick Alston had a career-high 22 points for Philadelphia, while Shawn Bradley had 19 points and six blocks. Alston played the entire game in place of Clarence Weatherspoon, out with a sprained ankle.
Horace Grant had 25 points and 14 rebounds for Orlando, while Shaquille O'Neal had 23 points and 12 rebounds.
Orlando led 92-85 with nine minutes left before Philadelphia scored seven straight points, including five by Greg Graham, to tie it at 92 with 6:33 remaining.
O'Neal's dunk put the Magic ahead 94-92, but it would be Orlando's only points in an eight-minute stretch. Philadelphia ran off 11 straight points and took a 103-94 lead on a jumper by Scott Williams with 1:07 left.
O'Neal had 18 points at halftime, but scored only two in the fourth quarter. In his last six games, O'Neal has scored a total of 28 points in the final period.
Brian Shaw, who had 15 assists for the Magic, said the team needs to snap out of its slump soon.
"It looks like we're going in reverse as we head toward the playoffs and we've got to get straightened out," he said.
Nets 103, Heat 93
At East Rutherford, N.J., Armon Gilliam scored a season-high 33 points as New Jersey snapped a six-game losing streak and kept its slim playoff hopes alive.
The Nets, playing without injured starters Derrick Coleman, Chris Morris and Kenny Anderson, moved to within 31/2 games of idle Boston for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Miami, which has lost three of its last four, trails the Celtics by three games. Gilliam also grabbed 15 rebounds.
SuperSonics 125, Mavericks 98
At Dallas, four Seattle players scored at least 20 points as the SuperSonics snapped Dallas' five-game home winning streak with a 125-98 victory Saturday night.
Detlef Schrempf scored 22 points, Sean Kemp and Gary Payton each had 21 and Sam Perkins got 20 to offset a career-high 31 points by Dallas guard Lucious Harris.
The Sonics broke the game open in the third quarter, outscoring the Mavericks 43-23 while making 17 of 19 shots from the field. Kemp had 17 points and five dunks in the period for Seattle, which is 14-2 in its last 16 games.
Spurs 112, Warriors 99
At Oakland, Calif., David Robinson scored 36 points and the San Antonio Spurs won their team-record 14th straight by beating the Golden State Warriors.
Sean Elliott and Terry Cummings each had 19 points and Vinny Del Negro added 18 as the Spurs remained the NBA's hottest team despite playing the last 11 games without injured Dennis Rodman. The streak surpassed the previous franchise mark of 13 straight wins from Jan. 22-Feb. 21, 1994.
Clippers 112, Kings 105, OT
At Sacramento, Calif., Tony Massenburg scored a career-high 26 points and the Los Angeles Clippers ended a 16-game road losing streak with an overtime victory over the Sacramento Kings.
Lamond Murray scored 19 points and Pooh Richardson had 18 for the Clippers, who led by 13 points with 1:59 left in regulation before the Kings rallied to send it into overtime.